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Sadiqa Kendi

Bloomberg Fellow

Sadiqa A.I. Kendi, MD, FAAP, CPST, is the division chief of the pediatric emergency medicine division at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Kendi is an expert in pediatric injury prevention, with a focus on health equity.  In her role as the division chief, Kendi utilizing her leadership and experience to build the nation’s first social pediatric emergency department. Previous to her role at BMC, Kendi was on faculty at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC where she was an assistant professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She was also the medical director of Safe Kids District of Columbia and the Children’s National Safety Center.

Boston Medical Center (BMC) is a private, not-for-profit, 514-bed, academic medical center that is the primary teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. BMC offers specialized care for complex health problems and is a leading research institution, receiving more than $166 million in sponsored research funding in fiscal year 2019. It is the 13th largest funding recipient in the U.S. from the National Institutes of Health among independent hospitals. In 1997, BMC founded Boston Medical Center Health Plan, Inc., now one of the top ranked Medicaid MCOs in the country, as a non-profit managed care organization. Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine are partners in Boston HealthNet – 12 community health centers focused on providing exceptional health care to residents of Boston.

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