About Reema Kashif
Doctor Reema Kashif grew up as a first generation Egyptian-Iraqi in Charlotte, North Carolina. She went on to graduate Cum Laude at the College of Charleston in South Carolina as a Biology major and a Spanish minor. After she graduated from college, she lived abroad in London, United Kingdom for one year as a research assistant to an orthopedic surgeon. She went on to gain clinical experience as a surgical assistant to a Mohs surgeon in Washington, D.C for another year before starting medical school. She obtained her medical doctorate at the University of South Carolina, which is where she decided she wanted to become a pediatrician like her mother. During her residency at Miami Children’s Hospital, she found her love of working along side families of children with blood disorders and malignancies . She is excited for what the future holds as she pursues her fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology at the University of Florida (UF). Despite her desire of pursuing a well rounded training in both hematology and oncology specialties at UF, her main interest is benign hematology and she plans on specializing in Sickle Cell Disease after she graduates from her fellowship in the year 2023.
PediatricsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
- Sickle cell disease
- Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care
Doctor Reema Kashif had previously involved herself with Doctor Arun Srivastava’s Laboratory during her Pediatric Hematology Oncology fellowship, coordinating research projects in anticipation of the ever expanding developments of gene therapies for hematologic diseases. Her proposed research aim was optimizing adenoassociated virus mediated in vivo delivery of therapeutic genes to human hematopoetic stem cells as a promising alternative to allogeneic transplantation to potentially cure hemoglobinapathies such as Sickle Cell Disease and Beta Thalassemia.