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KinderMender Owner Appointed to Shari’s Promise Board of Directors

Columbia, MD, August 22, 2012 – Dr. Keyvan Rafei has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Shari’s Promise, a non-profit organization created to stop sexual abuse of children, empower survivors, and teach communities to prevent, recognize the signs, and react responsibly when abuse is disclosed. Dr. Rafei is the Medical Director and founder of KinderMender Walk-In Pediatric Center, and will serve on the Board as the Medical Advisor. Previously, he was the Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Chairman of the Pediatric Asthma Program at the University of Maryland Hospital for Children. Dr. Rafei has been named one of “Baltimore’s Top Docs” for his work in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and 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, and most recently 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. “We’re so thrilled and grateful to have someone of Dr. Rafei’s caliber join our very active board. He is a compassionate, knowledgeable resource who can articulate the physiological effects of child sexual abuse,” said Shari Hammond, co-founder and namesake of the organization.

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