Anna Janas, MD, PhD


Child Neurology Residency: Stanford (2016-2021)
Pediatric Residency: Stanford Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2016-2018)
MD/PhD: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2016)
Undergraduate: University of Colorado at Boulder (2009)


  • Clinical and translational studies in pediatric traumatic brain injury and stroke
  • Quality improvement in pediatric intensive care focused on neurocritical care


Janas, AM, Simon, CS, Lotti, F, Pellizzoni, L, Mentis, GZ. Stem cell model of SMA reveals distinct requirements for motor neuron survival and function. Cell Reports, 2016, 16(5):1416-30.

Janas, AM, Sapon, K, Janas, T, Stowell, MH, Janas T. Exosomes and other extracellular vesicles in neural cells and neurodegenerative diseases. Biochim Biophys Acta, 2016, 1858(6):1139-1151.

Janas, AM, Kozberg, M, Cook, JR. The Physician Scientist. Columbia Medical Review, Spring 2013.

Janas AM. The fight for children with spinal muscular atrophy. Columbia Medical Review, Spring 2011.


2014 Families of SMA Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. [Podium Talk]

2014 Annual MD/PhD Symposium, Columbia University. [Podium Talk]

2013 Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. [Poster presentation]

2013 Columbia Stem Cell Day, Columbia University. [Poster presentation]

2013 MD/PhD Research Symposium, Columbia University. [Poster presentation]

2009 HHMI Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Colorado. [Poster presentation]

2008 Neuroendocrine Workshop on Stress, San Rafael, CA. [Poster presentation]

2008 Rocky Mountain Regional Neuroscience Group Conference, Denver, CO. [Poster presentation]


Columbia University Neurobiology Training Grant

Outstanding graduate of the College of Arts and Science, University of Colorado

HHMI Scholar, University of Colorado

Jacob Van Ek Scholar, University of Colorado

Norlin Scholar, University of Colorado


Competitive cycling (road, cyclocross, mountain)

Bread making