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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2009
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency, Pediatrics, 2004
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Internship, Pediatrics, 2002
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 2001
    George Washington University School of Medicine
  • BA, 1997
    George Washington University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine

National Provider ID: 1932291077


Alexandra Rucker, M.D., is a former patient of Children’s National. She is a native resident of Washington, D.C., and currently resides in Southeast. Dr. Rucker attended the George Washington University School for undergraduate and medical school. She is interested in the social determinants of health and public health initiatives in pediatric emergency care. Dr. Rucker is the Assistant Medical Director at the satellite pediatric Emergency Department at United Medical Center.

Research & Publications

Weiss, A., D’Angelo, L., & Rucker, A. (2014). Adolescent Use of the Emergency Department Instead of the Primary Care Provider: Who, Why, and How Urgent? Journal of Adolescent Health 54(4), 416-420.

Wood, R., Teach, S., Rucker, A., Lall, A., Chamberlain, J., & Ryan, L. (2016). Home Fire Safety Practices and Smoke Detector Program Awareness in an Urban Pediatric Emergency Department Population. Pediatric Emergency Care, 16;32(11): 1-5.

Jackson, A.M., Rucker, A., Hinds, T., Wright, J.L. (2006). Let the Record Speak: Medicolegal Documentation in Cases of Child Maltreatment. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 7(3), 181-185.

Rucker, A. & Wright, J. (2009). A Growing Problem: Expanding Anterior Fontanelle in an Infant. Pediatric Emergency Care 25(2): 129-131.