Biography

Raksha Jain, M.D., M.S.C.I., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. A Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care, she also serves as Medical Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program.

Working with our multidisciplinary cystic fibrosis team, we really grow to know and care about our patients tremendously.

Originally from Dallas, Dr. Jain holds a bachelor's degree in molecular biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center and completed internal medicine residency training at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident. She then obtained advanced training through a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where she also earned a master's degree in clinical investigation.

Certified in pulmonology, critical care medicine, and internal medicine,  by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Jain joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2010. 

Dr. Jain's research interests include new treatments for cystic fibrosis and gender disparities in airway diseases. She oversees multicenter clinical trials related to cystic fibrosis and conducts her own clinical and molecular scientific research. She has earned awards from the National Institutes of Health, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for her work on hormonal influences of lung disease in cystic fibrosis.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Jain is a member of various committees, including the Ambulatory Clinic Medical Directors Committee, the Department of Medicine Clinical Trials Working Group, and the Aston Clinical Research Operations Working Group. She is also the Chair of the Department of Medicine Clinical Scholars Incentive Plan Committee. 

Dr. Jain is active in several professional societies, including the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, the Texas Medical Association, the Dallas County Medical Society, the Society of Women's Health Research, the American Medical Association, the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, and the European Cystic Fibrosis Society.

Outside of UT Southwestern, Dr. Jain is the Chair of the Sexual Health, Reproduction, and Gender Researching Working Group through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Development Network.

Education

Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2001)
Residency
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2004), Internal Medicine
Residency
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2005), Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Washington University School of Medicine (2009), Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine
Graduate School
Washington University School of Medicine (2010)
Other Post Graduate Training
Washington University School of Medicine (2010)
Other Post Graduate Training
Washington University School of Medicine (2010)
Graduate School
Washington University School of Medicine (2010), Clinical Investigation

Research Interest

  • Gender disparities in lung diseases
  • Sex hormone influence on host immunity
  • Treatment advances for Cystic Fibrosis

Publications

Factors associated with pubertal growth outcomes in cystic fibrosis: Early Growth and Puberty in CF
Patil R, Magaret AS, Jain R, Taylor-Cousar J, Hughan KS, Kazmerski TM Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2024 May 23 538-544
Clinician perspectives and practices related to sexual and reproductive care provision for males with cystic fibrosis
Kazmerski TM, Stransky OM, Lavage DR, Hughan KS, Jain R, Ladores SL, Stalvey MS, Tangpricha V, Taylor-Cousar JL, West NE, Sawicki GS Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2024 May 23 417-423
The impact of switching to race-neutral reference equations on FEV1 percent predicted among people with cystic fibrosis
Rosenfeld M, Cromwell EA, Schechter MS, Ren C, Flume PA, Szczesniak RD, Morgan WJ, Jain R Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2024 May 23 443-449
A provider survey assessing fetal impact of CFTR modulator use in males with CF during assisted and unassisted reproduction and partner pregnancy
Taylor-Cousar JL, Janney R, Middleton PG, Jain R, Nightingale J, West NE, Shteinberg M, Velez D, Kazmerski TM Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2024 May 23 412-416
Sex differences in outcomes of people with cystic fibrosis treated with elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor
Wang A, Lee MJ, Keller A, Jian S, Lowe K, Finklea JD, Jain R Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2024 Jan 23 91-98
Prioritizing sexual and reproductive health research and care for people with cystic fibrosis: A 2023 workshop report from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Sexual Health, Reproduction, and Gender (SHARING) Research Working Group
Kazmerski TM, Moy C, Aliaj E, Hudson J, Wright B, Poranski M, Sjoberg J, Taylor-Cousar JL, Georgiopoulos AM, Ladores SL, Trimble A, Tangpricha V, Khan FN, Ramasamy R, Leitner DV, West NE, Santos RD, Stransky OM, Wilson A, Keller A, Jain R Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2024
Concentrations of dehydroepiandrosterone-sulphate (DHEA-S) in people with cystic fibrosis on and off elexacaftor-tezacaftor-ivacaftor
Abid S, Shaffer L, Bayat A, Lee M, Keller A, Jain R Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2024
The modern landscape of fertility, pregnancy, and parenthood in people with cystic fibrosis
Jain R, Kazmerski TM, Taylor-Cousar JL Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine 2023 Nov 29 595-602
Advancing the pipeline of cystic fibrosis clinical trials: a new roadmap with a global trial network perspective
Mayer-Hamblett N, Clancy JP, Jain R, Donaldson SH, Fajac I, Goss CH, Polineni D, Ratjen F, Quon BS, Zemanick ET, Bell SC, Davies JC, Jain M, Konstan MW, Kerper NR, LaRosa T, Mall MA, McKone E, Pearson K, Pilewski JM, Quittell L, Rayment JH, Rowe SM, Taylor-Cousar JL, Retsch-Bogart G, Downey DG The Lancet Respiratory Medicine 2023 Oct 11 932-944
Association between unplanned pregnancies and maternal exacerbations in cystic fibrosis
Peng G, Taylor-Cousar JL, Lee MJ, Keller A, West NE, Kazmerski TM, Goralski JL, Aitken ML, Roe AH, Hadjiliadis D, Uluer A, Flume PA, Mody S, Bray LA, Jain R Journal of Cystic Fibrosis 2023 Sep 22 796-803

Honors & Awards

  • CFF Foundation Harry Shwachman Clinical Research Award
    (2015-2018)
  • LEAD Capstone Dean's Recognition Award - U.T. Southwestern Medical Center
    (2015)
  • CREW award recipient
    (2010)
  • Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care
    (2010)
  • American Thoracic Society Career Development Award
    (2009)
  • Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Award
    (2009)
  • University of Texas Houston Health Science Center Gold Headed Cane Award
    Humanism in Medicine (2001)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Association for Clinical and Translational Science (2009)
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Society for Women's Health Research (2012)
  • Texas Medical Association