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Nitin B. Jain, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Chair, James W. Rae Collegiate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery


Nitin Jain, M.D., M.S.P.H., is a tenured Professor and Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He also serves as Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. A sports medicine specialist, he is an expert at treating nonsurgical musculoskeletal disorders. Dr. Jain’s clinical and research interests include shoulder pain and rotator cuff tears, knee pain, regenerative medicine and platelet-rich plasma therapies, ultrasound-guided injections for pain relief, and general non-operative sports medicine.

Dr. Jain earned his medical degree at the Baroda Medical College of Maharaja Sayajirao University in India. Following a research fellowship in sports medicine and orthopaedics at Duke University and a research fellowship in epidemiology and outcomes at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, he completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He received advanced training in shoulder surgery through a fellowship at the Harvard Shoulder Service. He also holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has previously served as faculty at Harvard Medical School, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW). He also held the endowed Dallas Rehabilitation Institute Distinguished Chair in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation at UTSW until Feb 2023.

Dr. Jain has published over 100 peer-reviewed original manuscripts and has written many articles and book chapters on these subjects. He has delivered invited lectures far and wide. Dr. Jain has received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for research in sports medicine and musculoskeletal disorders including genetics. He has received over 12 million dollars in extramural research funding.

He is a Deputy Editor for the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Associate Editor for Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and he serves as a reviewer for numerous scholarly journals and on various panels for the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies. He serves on several national committees for clinical and policy related issues in the area of musculoskeletal and shoulder disorders.