Cynthia Sears, MD
Cynthia Sears, MD, is a Professor of Medicine and Oncology in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and professor of Molecular microbiology and Immunology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Sears received her medical degree from the Thomas Jefferson Medical College, followed by training in internal medicine at the New York Hospital (Cornell Medical School), and training in infectious diseases at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute and the University of Virginia. Dr. Sears serves as IDSA President 2018-2019.
Dr. Sears’ research focuses on the pathogenesis of colon disease by enteric bacteria using B fragilis as a model for inducing colon inflammation. Her microbiome laboratory is interested in understanding “if, how and which” bacteria or bacterial consortia contribute to the pathogenesis of colon cancer.