Anna Janas, MD, PhD

Child Neurology


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.


2019 Pediatric Neurocritical Research Group Meeting, Vancouver, Canada [Podium Talk]

2019 Neurocritical Care Society Meeting, Vancouver, Canada [Poster]

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]

2013 Columbia Stem Cell Day, Columbia University [Poster]

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

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

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

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


2020 Futures in Neurological Research Scholarship, AAN (American Academy of Neurology)

2019 Neuroscience Track Scholarship, Stanford Neurology Residency Program

2014 Columbia University Neurobiology Training Grant

2009 Outstanding Graduate of the College of Arts and Science, University of Colorado

2009 HHMI Scholar, University of Colorado

2009 Jacob Van Ek Scholar, University of Colorado

2006 Norlin Scholar, University of Colorado


Competitive cycling (road, cyclocross, mountain)

Bread making