Natella Rakhmanina, MD, AAHIVS
Dr. Natella Rakhmanina is a Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University and the Director of the Special Immunology Pediatric HIV Program at Children’s National Health System. Natella received her MD degree at People’s Friendship University in Moscow, Russia and obtained her PhD degree in clinical pharmacology at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She is board certified in pediatric and HIV medicine and has been treating children and adolescents with HIV infection for more than 15 years. Dr. Rakhmanina focuses her research on the pharmacology of the antiretroviral drugs in women, children and adolescents. She is also one of the national leaders in promoting routine HIV screening of adolescents and youth in the health care settings, particularly pediatric Emergency Departments. She is a successful clinical researcher and has served as the principal investigator of several NIH and CDC funded studies and DC DOH and CDC funded HIV screening programs. Dr. Rakhmanina has longstanding history of several important international collaborations. Since 2014, she serves as a Senior Technical Advisor at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation working on several international pediatric and adolescent HIV projects in African countries and Russia. In Russia, she was a co-editor of the first national textbook on pediatric and maternal HIV. Natella served as an elected chair of the HIV Drugs Committee at the International Association for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology and an elected member of the Board of Directors of the HIV Medicine Association for the Pediatric/Adolescent Medicine Seat. Since 2012 she serves as an elected member of the Department of Health and Human Services Panel on the Pediatric Antiretroviral Therapy and Management Guidelines at the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council in National Institutes of Health and an elected member of the Pediatric AIDS Committee at American Academy of Pediatrics.