Cynthia Sears, MD

Program Leader, Microbiome Program
Professor of Medicine and oncology

Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
Sears-Cynthia

Cynthia Sears, MD

Program Leader, Microbiome Program
Professor of Medicine and oncology

Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Biography

Cynthia Sears, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine and infectious disease physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. Dr Sears is a Professor of Oncology in the Department of Oncology and a Tumor Immunology Program Member at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is also Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
She serves in multiple leadership roles including Program Leader of the Microbiome Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Director of the Germ-Free Murine Facility at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Chair of Microbiome Research Development at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr Sears is an ad hoc reviewer for at least 32 peer-reviewed journals. She is the recipient of multiple awards including the Bloomberg-Kimmel Endowed Professorship of Cancer Immunotherapy given by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2018) and the Harriet P. Dustan Award for Outstanding Work in Science as Related to Medicine given by the American College of Physicians (2019).

Dr Sears has authored or coauthored at least 138 peer-reviewed journal articles, at least 16 book chapters, and at least 16 books. She is a member of the American Society of Microbiology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Federation for Clinical Research, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the American Gastroenterology Association. Dr Sears’ clinical research focus includes gastroenterology, digestive diseases, foodborne and intestinal infections, and immunology.