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Randala Lakkis, MD

Languages:
Spanish, Arabic, English
Specialty/Profession:
Pediatric Nephrology
Board Certifications:
General Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic kidney disease, Glomerulonephritis, nephritic syndrome
Education:
Undergraduate - Emory University (1998)
Medical School - University of Miami (2002)
Residency - Georgetown University Hospital (2005)
Internship - Orlando Regional Medical Center (2003)
Fellowship - University of Virginia (2011)
Graduate - Master of Science – University of Virginia (2011)
Clinic Locations: Fairfax, Manassas
Where did you grow up?
Wilkes Barre, PA, then Port Orange, FL
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
I enjoyed learning and studying science, and I wanted to help people, especially children.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
I completed my residency then moved back to the area 1.5 years ago. It is a great area with many opportunities.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
I enjoy bike riding long distances, traveling, and spending time with my family. I love to read historical fiction and Jane Austen.
Do you volunteer? If so, where?
I volunteer for Siamese cat rescue organization – helping transport rescued cats to their forever homes.
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
I always thought I would be a Spanish professor. I enjoyed my Spanish major in college and the opportunity to study in Spain. It was wonderful to learn the language and also learn about the culture and the people.
Personal Sketch:
9 - Years Married
1 - Daughter
2 - Cats, Tasi and Mia (Snowshoe Siamese)