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Clinical Corner logoSanjay Jumani, MD, is a first-year clinical fellow in the Inter-Institute Endocrinology Training Program. Under the mentorship of NICHD Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Veronica Gomez-Lobo, MD, he studies metabolic outcomes in transgender adolescents and young adults. Dr. Jumani attended medical school at Rutgers University, followed by a combined medicine and pediatric residency at University of Chicago. A member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, he arrived at NIH in 2021.

The NICHD Connection asked Dr. Jumani a few questions to get to know the person behind the degree.

Sanjay Jumani, MD

Sanjay Jumani, MD

What are your interests outside of your research and medical work?

I really like cooking and eating at new restaurants. I am a big fan of dessert (don’t tell the other endocrinologists) and I’m on a mission to find the best tiramisu in Washington, DC! Other than that, I really love dogs and spending time with my fiancé, Larry, and fur baby, David.

What influenced you to study metabolic outcomes in transgender adolescents and young adults?

I have a background in social work and advocacy and an interest in outcomes research. Transgender adolescents and young adults make up an important group in society, and academic institutions are just now developing research projects to improve outcomes for this group.

Why did you choose the NIH for your fellowship?

There are tremendous research opportunities here and resources that you cannot find elsewhere. The mentorship here is unparalleled.

What are your fellowship and career goals?

I hope to graduate as a leader in the field of transgender research, by learning to ask useful scientific questions and how to develop projects to answer them.

I’d love to be able to conduct longitudinal research for trans populations, starting in early adolescence and following people all throughout their life into their senior years. Pairing this with clinical endocrinology would be tremendous as well.