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The Children's National Research Institute

Research Profile

Education & Training

  • G.C., Graduate Certificate in Biostats and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania (2013)
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2013)
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital at Montefiore (2010)
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital at Montefiore (2009)
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital at Montefiore (2007)
  • M.D., Yale University School of Medicine (2006)
  • B.S., Spelman College (2001)

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Sadiqa Kendi, M.D., FAAP, CPST, was born and raised in Albany, Georgia. After graduating from Spelman College, she completed medical school training at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Kendi completed a residency at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx in social pediatrics, which has a focus on social justice and the health of underserved urban children. She then completed a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she developed an interest in childhood injury prevention.

Dr. Kendi joined the faculty at Children’s National Hospital in 2017, and works as an attending in the Emergency Department (ED) at the Sheikh Zayed and United Medical Center campuses. She serves as medical director of Safe Kids DC, and is in the process of starting a Safety Center to provide injury prevention equipment and education to Washington, D.C.-area families. She is one of a few physicians in the United States who is certified as a child passenger safety technician, and participates in injury prevention research and advocacy. Dr. Kendi’s goal is to make Washington, D.C. the safest city for children in the country.

When she is not working in the ED or on injury prevention efforts, Dr. Kendi enjoys spending time with her family, enjoying the city’s amazing restaurants, dancing, and yoga.