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Daniel Keim, MD

Languages:
English
Specialty/Profession:
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Board Certifications:
Pediatrics
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Fevers of unknown origin; tick borne diseases
Education:
Undergraduate - Wesleyan University (1964)
Medical School - Yale University, School of Medicine (1968)
Internship - Intern Boston Children’s Hospital (1968-69)
JR Residency - Boston Children’s Hospital (1969-70)
SR Residency - Boston Children’s Hospital (1972-73)
Experience - Clinical Associate National Cancer Institute (1970-72)
Fellowship - Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (1973-75)
Experience - Chief Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Massachusetts, Gen Hospital (1975-81)
Experience - Infectious Disease Consultant, Northern Virginia (1981-Pres)
Awards & Recognition:
Phi Beta Kappa (1964)
Alpha Omega Alpha (1968)
Ziai award for Subspecialist of the Year, INOVA Children's Hospital (1997, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2009)
Washingtonian Magazine, Top Doctors (1991-present)
Northern Virginia Magazine, Top Doctors (2009-present)
Clinic Locations: Fairfax
Where did you grow up?
West Hartford, CT
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
I like people and getting to know them. I also like science and solving difficult problems—medicine lets me do these things and I’m glad I’ve done it. Besides its basic subject matter, I find Infectious Disease interesting because it requires knowledge of aspects of all of the medical specialties. In addition, one has to be familiar with many other subjects outside of medicine such as Geography, and Zoology.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
33 years. I like the very diverse population in Washington, and I've met many great people here. I also very much like having four seasons.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
Reading history and literature, watching Virginia Tech sports, hiking and bird watching, and working with our dogs.
Do you volunteer? If so, where?
I volunteer for political campaigns when I feel it is for a worthy candidate.
Describe your proudest accomplishment as a provider and/or in your personal life:
It is always a proud moment to see a child go home well who was once very sick. Personally, my wife and I are very proud that our two children grew up into very nice, decent young people.
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
I like to teach residents and medical students. I’d enjoy teaching English or history at a liberal arts college.
Personal Sketch:
35 - Years Married
2 - Children (A son and daughter)
5 - Family dogs: Harry, Trevor, and Girlie (all Belgian malinois) Asher (a German short haired pointer); Rocky (a Norwich terrier)