Staff

Keyvan Rafei, MD

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Education:

  • University of Maryland School of Business, College Park, MD 2004 – 2007 Masters of Business Administration
  • Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, TX 1997 – 2000 Pediatric Residency Training
  • NIH Lister Hill Center for Biomedical Communications, Bethesda, MD 1996 – 1997 Medical Informatics Program
  • The Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1992 – 1996
    M.D. Degree
  • The Pennsylvania State University, University, PA 1988 – 1992
    B.S. Physics

Dr. Keyvan Rafei is the Managing Director and founder of KinderMender Walk-In Pediatric Center. He has collected more than 11 years of experience in pediatrics and pediatric medicine, having worked as the Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Chairman of the Pediatric Asthma Program at the University of Maryland Hospital for Children. Named one of Baltimore’s “Top Docs,” Dr. Rafei is best known for his regional and national work on pediatric asthma care and prevention. Dr. Rafei graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in physics, The Medical College of Pennsylvania with an M.D. Degree, completed his residency training at the Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals in Texas. Most recently, he received a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Maryland School of Business. He has published many articles in a multitude of pediatric textbooks and journals, and is also an accomplished speaker, having presented his work at many national and international conferences. Dr. Rafei has been a resident of Columbia for the past 9 years and is happily married to Panthea Parang Rafei. He enjoys spending time with his favorite son and special assistant Nima and his favorite daughter and special assistant in-training Lily.Dr. Rafei speaks English, Spanish, Farsi, and German.

Favorite children’s movie: Little House on the Prairie

What’s your favorite thing to do on a sunny afternoon?Woodworking

Favorite children’s book:The Adventures of Tintin

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?Paris

Who’s your favorite scientist or doctor? Issac Newton

Here's What Parents Say

  • “Everything about the visit was outstanding. We are so very happy we found this place. The staff is efficient, professional, and friendly. The facility is bright, clean, and child friendly. This will be our go to medical office…”

  • “Everyone we worked with, from the time we first called with questions through when we left after our appointment, was extremely friendly, efficient, and just overall wonderful and easy to work with. The place was clean, pretty, warm, and inviting!”

  • “Everyone is always patient and kind; it is so important to me that my kids are treated well especially at a doctor’s office because it directly influences their level of comfort and anxiety for the rest of their lives.”

  • “Fast, friendly and efficient service received. The Doctor was very friendly and informative. My child felt comfortable and was at ease by the kind nature of everyone. From the time we walked in we were greeted with a warm, friendly smile and immediate attention.”

  • “Always very welcoming and KinderMender makes it as comfortable as possible for the children. My son is no longer scared of going to the doctor because of his wonderful experiences here. It is so nice to have somewhere to take him that is not ‘scary.’ Thank you!”

  • “Everyone is always very friendly, helpful and sensitive to my child’s needs. They had us in and out in less than 20 minutes which is so important when dealing with a grouchy, sick child.”

Recent
Diagnoses

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  • Otitis Media - Ear Infection
  • Cellulitis - Skin Infection
  • Pharyngitis - Sore Throat
  • Eczema
  • Asthma Exacerbation
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Strep Pharyngitis - Strep Throat
  • Viral Infection
  • Otitis Media - Ear Infection
  • Pharyngitis - Sore Throat
  • Asthma Exacerbation
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Cellulitis - Skin Infection
  • Conjunctivitis - Pink Eye
  • Gastroenteritis - Vomiting / Diarrhea
  • Viral Infection
  • Strep Pharyngitis - Strep Throat
  • Otitis Media - Ear Infection
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Asthma Exacerbation
  • Pharyngitis - Sore Throat
  • Gastroenteritis - Vomiting / Diarrhea
  • Conjunctivitis - Pink Eye
  • Viral Infection
  • Fever