"I think pediatrics is a science as well as an art – the art of child rearing. With my diverse experience, I have learned to recognize and respect culturally different practices that impact pediatrics. I’m able to guide parents to differentiate harmless from harmful practices which might impact their child’s health. I love being a part of the CHKD family!"
Dr. Rajeshwari Kaloji
American Board of Pediatrics
Medical School: Osmania Medical College
Residency: Albert Einstein Hospital
Dr. Kaloji went to Medical School in India and hence ended up doing residency training twice, once in India and again in the U.S. She also worked for a year in England. Having worked in vastly different healthcare systems, she has been able to add a lot to her experience in pediatrics. Dr. Kaloji is easily able to relate to a very diverse population of patients and their families.
Dr. Kaloji chose to move to Hampton Roads and practice with Tidewater Children’s Associates because she wanted to be affiliated with a children’s hospital. She believes patient care as a pediatrician is complete only with the back up of all specialties and other ancillary services which are a part of a children’s hospital.
In her spare time, Dr. Kaloji enjoys singing, dancing and cooking.
Honors & Awards
- Chief Resident in 3rd year at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
- Comprehensive Physician Award in 3rd year of residency training
Thesis for post-graduation in India, "ADA levels in CSF in Tuberculous meningitis and pyogenic meningitis"
Community Involvement and Memberships
- Started classes at the Hindu Temple to teach Indian children about Indian culture. These classes are still continuing after 13 years. For the holidays, all of the kids wrap gifts and toys and donate them to CHKD.
- Involvement in the annual festival "Taste of India," which takes place at ODU, showcasing Indian culture.