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Rinku Mehra, MD

English, Spanish
Pediatric Endocrinology
Board Certifications:
American Board of Pediatrics - General Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Pediatric Endocrinology: polycystic ovarian syndrome, menstrual abnormalities, disorders of sex development
Undergraduate - University of Virginia (1997)
Medical School - University of Virginia School of Medicine Health System (2001)
Residency - Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke’s Med Center (2004)
Fellowship - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (2007)
Awards & Recognition:
Frederick M. Kennedy Award – Best Research (2006)
Super Doctors 2013 – Rising Stars – Washington Post Magazine (2013)
Top Doctors - Northern Virginia Magazine
Clinic Locations: Fairfax

Keystone Publications:

Desalvo, Mehra, R., Vaidyanathan, Kaplowitz.  In Patients with Premature Adrenarche, Bone Age Advancement by 2 or More Years is Common and Generally Benign.  Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism.  Nov, 2012.

Mehra R, Tsalikian E, Chenard C, Zimmerman MB, Sivitz WI. Feeding Frequency & Appetite in Lean & Obese Prepubertal Children. Obesity (Silver Spring). Sept 2010. 

Mehra R, Raman R, Baylen ML, Sivitz WI. Intercedent Caloric Intake & Glycemic Excursions Following a Subsequent Meal in Type 1 Diabetes.  Journal of Diabetes. 2009 Dec;1(4): (273-277).


Where did you grow up?
Fairfax, VA
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
I became a doctor because I enjoy interacting with families and touching patients’ lives. I also enjoy learning something new every day and helping treat endocrine disease.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
I have practiced in the DC area since 2008. I enjoy the cultural activities and history surrounding the area.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
Running and spending time with my family, especially my two children.
Describe your proudest accomplishment as a provider and/or in your personal life:
Proudest accomplishment as a provider was being featured as a “Super Doctor – Rising Star” in the Washington Post (2013). In my personal life, being a mom makes me most proud.
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
I would be a teacher because I enjoy interactions with children and their families.
Personal Sketch:
2 - Children