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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Allergy & Immunology, 1997
    Children's Mercy Hospital
  • Residency, Pediatrics, 1996
    Arkansas Children's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Pediatrics, 1991
    Pediatrics People's Friendship Univ.
  • MD, 1988
    Peoples Friendship University Of Russia

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

National Provider ID: 1043397524


Natella Rakhmanina, M.D., AAHIVS, Ph.D., is a pediatric HIV medicine specialist. She focuses her research on epidemiology and treatment of HIV infection in children and adolescents. Her particular areas of interest include pharmacology and pharmacogenetics of antiretroviral therapy in pediatrics. The primary goal of this clinical research is to optimize and individualize treatment of HIV infected pediatric patients. Dr. Rakhmanina has also completed several projects on epidemiology of pediatric HIV infection and is the leading investigator on the study addressing the acceptance of the rapid HIV testing in healthcare settings by the parents, caregivers and adolescents in Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

Dr. Rakhmanina is a preceptor at MPH program at School of Public Health and Health Services at the George Washington University (GWU) and is a member of the GWU HIV/AIDS Institute. She is also a Professor of Pediatrics at GWU's School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

Outside Interests

  • Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Research & Publications

10th International Congress of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology

(2007) Concentrations in Children with HIV Infection

Age-dependent Pharmacokinetics of Lamivudine in HIV-Infected Children

(2007) Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Epidemiology of New Cases of HIV1 Infection in Children Referred to the Metropolitan Pediatric Hospital in Washington D.C.

(2008) Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal


(2004) Conn's Current Therapy

Nevirapine Concentration in Nonstimulated Saliva an Alternative for Plasma Sampling in Children with HIV Infection

(2007) Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Pharmacological Research in Pediatrics From Neonates to Adolescents

(2006) Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews

Poster presentation Population Kinetics and Dynamics of Lopinavir in HIV-Infected Children

(2008) 17th Population Approach Group in Europe Meeting

Poster presentation Recommended dose of Lopinavir/Ritonavir is suboptimal in protease inhibitor-experienced children

(2008) Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infection (CROI)

Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

(2005) Pharmacotherapy of Perinatal HIV