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Education & Training

  • GC, Graduate Certificate in Biostats and Epidemiology, 2013
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2013
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2010
    Children's Hospital at Montefiore
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2009
    Children's Hospital at Montefiore
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 2007
    Children's Hospital at Montefiore
  • MD, 2006
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • BS, 2001
    Spelman College

Board Certifications

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

National Provider ID: 1437461589


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 Health System 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.

Research & Publications

Myers RK, Eagan-Brown BL, Conway AT, et al. Examining a statewide educational consulting program for  pediatric brain injury. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018; 57(6):645-655. doi: 10.1177/0009922817732146.

Kendi S, Zonfrillo M, Seaver Hill K, Arbogast K, Gittelman M. A national, cross-sectional survey of children’s hospital-based safety resource centres. BMJ Open. 2014;4(3).

Edmonds-Myles S, Tamborlane W, Grey M. Perception of the impact of type 1 diabetes on low income families. Diabetes Educ. 2010;36:318-325.

Shah M, Edmonds-Myles S, Anderson M, Shapiro M, Chu C. Impact of mass incarceration on outpatients in the Bronx. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2009;20(4):1049-1059.