Lucky Jain, MD Announcement

We are happy to announce that Lucky Jain, M.D., MBA, Richard W. Blumberg Professor and executive vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine and executive medical director of the faculty practices of the Children’s Physician Group, will serve as interim chair of the Department of Pediatrics and interim director of the Emory and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Center of Georgia.

He received his medical degree and completed his residency at the University of Rajasthan in Jaipur, India, and his fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He joined Emory in 1994 as associate professor and was promoted to professor in 2001. Jain was a member of the inaugural class of the Woodruff Leadership Academy and then went on to receive an executive MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory in 2004. In 2006, he was appointed the medical director of Emory Children’s Center and executive vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics.

Lucky is a specialist in respiratory disorders of the newborn. His research focuses on the physiology of lung sodium and fluid transport, and on strategies to enhance lung fluid clearance, particularly in late preterm infants and those born by voluntary Cesarean section. He is a member of several national scientific organizations including the American Thoracic Society, American Physiologic Society, Society for Pediatric Research and American Pediatric Society.

Already a caring physician and pediatrician, after having a heart attack himself several years ago and experiencing emergency care from the other side, Lucky has become an even stronger advocate of physician wellness, work-life balance, and compassionate patient/family care.

He will assume these leadership responsibilities from Barbara Stoll, M.D., who will become dean of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston on Oct. 1. “Dr. Jain is an outstanding physician-scientist. Since joining the Emory faculty and the Children’s medical staff more than twenty years ago, he has served in several leadership roles that have prepared him very well to serve as the interim chair. He has been a strong advocate for the Emory/Children’s partnership,” says Stoll. “Emory’s Department of Pediatrics is poised to become even stronger with Dr. Jain’s continued support of academic programs and commitment to the highest quality patient care.”

In addition to interim roles as chair of Pediatrics and Pediatric Center director, he will serve as the interim chief academic officer at Children’s.

Christian P. Larsen, M.D., D.Phil.
Dean, Emory University School of Medicine
Physician Group President, Emory Healthcare