Violet Habwe, MD
Born and raised in Kenya, Dr. Habwe moved to the United States in 1972. She attended Longwood College in Virginia, graduating with honors in Biology, and then completed a Master’s degree in Micrbiology at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. She earned her MD degree in 1981 at Howard University in Washington, DC. She completed her Medical Residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan in 1984, and Nephrology Fellowship at George Washington University Medical Center in 1989. She remained on staff at George Washington University Medical Center until 1992, when she joined Washington Nephrology Associates. Her main clinical areas of interest are renal transplantation, dialysis, pregnancy in kidney disease, lupus nephritis, and polycystic kidney disease. She has been listed as a Top Doctor in Washingtonian magazine for over 10 years. She is involved in clinical research in patients with chronic kidney disease. Dr. Habwe is married with 2 children and enjoys tennis, biking, and travelling. She also volunteers in the DC area and on medical missions.g.