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Rasheda Amin, MD

Languages:
English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi
Specialty/Profession:
Pediatric Nephrology
Board Certifications:
General Pediatrics (BC), Pediatric Nephrology (BC)
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic renal disease, glomerulonephritis, hypertension, inherited kidney diseases, dialysis.
Education:
Undergraduate - Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore (1985)
Medical School - King Edward  Medical University, Pakistan (1991)
Residency - Pediatrics -Inova Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, VA (2012)
Fellowship - Pediatric Nephrology-Children’s National Health System/George Washington University (2015)
Graduate - Masters in Health Science – George Washington University (2015)
Awards & Recognition:
Michael Altieri Award for Excellence in Pediatrics –Inova Children’s Hospital (2012)
Clinic Locations: Ashburn, Fairfax
Keystone Publications:

Lambie L, Amin R, Essop F, Cnaan A, Krause A, Guay-Woodford LM. Clinical and genetic characterization of a founder PKHD1 mutation in Afrikaners with ARPKD. Pediatr Nephrol. 2014;6:6.

Amin R, Malcolm  S, Bedwell J, Lotrecchiano GR. Case Studies in Pediatric Team Science.  Journal of Translational Medicine and Epidemiology. 2014;2(2).

Amin, R., Eid, L., Edvardsson, V. O., Fairbanks, L., & Moudgil, A. (2015). An unusual cause of pink diapers in an infant: Questions. Pediatric Nephrology, 1-1.

Amin, R., Eid, L., Edvardsson, V. O., Fairbanks, L., & Moudgil, A. (2015). An unusual cause of “pink diaper” in an infant: Answers. Pediatric Nephrology, 1-4.

Where did you grow up?
Lahore, Pakistan
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
My parents were both doctors and were my inspiration for becoming one. I initially worked as a general practitioner and was fascinated by the resilience of my pediatric patients and the challenges and joys of dealing with kids of different ages. During my pediatrics residency I realized that I wanted to take care of children with chronic illnesses and gravitated towards nephrology. The wonderful thing about nephrology is that it allows you to take care of patients in the clinic but also in the hospital and ICU setting. On the one hand it can be mentally stimulating and challenging, but on the other it can bring a lot of personal satisfaction. Even for patients who have severe kidneyfailure, there is hope in dialysis and transplant.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
I have lived in this area since 2009 and love it for its diversity, proximity to the numerous monuments, museums and galleries in DC. There are plenty of scenic drives in the not so far Shenandoah Valley if I become sick of the concrete and traffic.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
I enjoy gardening, completing DIY projects around the house, traveling, and spending time with my family.
Describe your proudest accomplishment as a provider and/or in your personal life:
I would say that my biggest accomplishment as a provider is making my patients feel better and helping alleviate their parents’ anxiety. In my personal life, I would like to share credit with my wonderful husband in raising three delightful, kind, and responsible daughters.
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
I would have been a physicist as that was my second passion in life.
Personal Sketch:
23 - Years Married
3- Children 
2- Pets (dog and a cat)