Einas Alkhatib, MD
I am a second-year pediatric endocrinology fellow at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. After growing up in Minnesota, I attended St. Cloud State University in MN for undergrad, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) in MI for med school, and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital (HDVCH) in MI for residency. In addition to clinical time, I am working on an insulin hypersensitivity/allergy manuscript, my primary research project which is a pilot intervention to decrease caregiver diabetes distress, and a Graves’ Disease QI project.
My early interest in pediatric endocrinology was solidified in medical school and residency through T1D and CFRD research projects, and in residency, I appreciated the vast endocrine pathologies, continuity of care, and technology advancements. During residency, the entire HDVCH endocrine division was inspiring, particularly Drs. Emily Miller, Nader Kasim, and Christel Keefe. During fellowship, everyone has been influential, including Dr. Andrew Dauber (Program Director), Dr. Brynn Marks (CHOP), Drs. Shideh Majidi and Randi Streisand (research mentors), and Dr. Nadia Merchant. Additionally, my participation in Diabetes Camp has been instrumental, as well as exposure to health disparity improvement (such as our clinic’s Food Pharmacy initiative and equitable technology access).
Though I am especially interested in type 1 diabetes and CFRD, I hope to continue clinical care in both diabetes and endocrinology, incorporate clinical research/QI, and mentor others throughout my career.