Dr. Kijana Nix is from Kingston, Jamaica and is a General Pediatrician and Hospitalist who is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is licensed to practice medicine in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Antigua and Barbuda (for medical mission), Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica. Dr. Nix attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences, Mona Campus in Kingston, Jamaica. She completed pediatric residency training at Howard University Hospital and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC.
Dr. Nix is passionate about caring for patients in medically underserved communities and after Medical School, her desire was fulfilled where she had the opportunity to work at the Kingston Public and Regional Hospitals and Clinics, serving the population living in the inner-city areas of Kingston. She continued on the path to making a difference in the lives of those with limited access to care, so after completing residency training, Dr. Nix accepted a job offer to work in rural Georgia. She returned to the Washington DC area and maintained a connection with her patients. After learning that the area still suffers from a shortage of Pediatricians, she continued to travel there very frequently to see her patients. During the early part of 2020, she demonstrated her commitment by establishing a Teen Clinic. This arrangement came to an abrupt end because of the Pandemic.
Dr. Nix strongly believes in innovation in medicine so in 2014, she became a member of a mainly female and minority owned Telemedicine Company called Reliable Online Wellness Experience, ROWE Doctors. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Howard University College of Medicine and works as Newborn Hospitalist Attending at Howard University Hospital. During a brief period of physician shortage, she was asked to help with coverage at the Howard University Student Health Center, which she gladly accepted. Dr. Nix had the opportunity to connect with the students and offer mentorship through patient care. Dr. Nix is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, the American Telemedicine Association and the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth.
She is a recipient of the 2015 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) CME/CPD Award, a prestigious award recognizing Academy Fellows who are committed to continuing professional development in Pediatric medicine. Dr. Nix was recently recognized by the Mayor of DC for Outstanding Public Service as a frontline hero during a global pandemic. Dr. Nix has also received other awards and certificates in recognition of her involvement in volunteerism and philanthropy. She was recently recognized by the Tri-State chapter of the Convent of Mercy Academy “Alpha” and was presented with the Spirit of Mercy Award. She is the co-author of an Amazon Bestseller, Navigating A Triple Pandemic: Healthcare Workers of Color Confront Racism in America, Health Disparities and the Trauma of COVID-19.
Dr. Nix is a strong believer in giving back to the local and international community and has always believed that her purpose in life and in the field of medicine is to make people healthy and happy. She prides herself in promoting health and wellness for all patients. Outside the rigors of her professional responsibilities, Dr. Nix is heavily invested in international missionary work and has been a part of health-related projects in the USA. She has traveled to different countries to provide free health care to patients. She has volunteered in Antigua, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Kenya. Dr. Nix continues to support various philanthropic foundations and since 2018 has provided an annual scholarship which is designated for a student at the Convent of Mercy Academy “ Alpha”, her alma mater. Dr. Nix is currently an executive member of the Jamaica Howard University Affinity Network and has worked with the team to mentor scholarship recipients and as a member of the fundraising committee, has helped to raise scholarship funds for Jamaican students attending Howard University.
Dr. Nix is a lover of life and enjoys traveling, photography and exercising her culinary skills and plans to take her hobbies to the next level. She sees the importance of fitness through dance and the need to keep moving and became certified to teach Zumba. She is also the Co-Host of “CARIB NATION HEALTH”, a Caribbean- based TV show that is on YouTube and also airs in 22 Caribbean countries, USA, Canada, and Europe. In addition, she has been a repeat guest on Health Talk, a feature on the Caribbean Exchange radio show on WEAA FM 88.9. During the pandemic, Dr. Nix launched her professional website www.drkijananix.com and is the founder of Nix Direct Access Pediatrics, a General Pediatrics Consultation Company. She is the Co-Founder of Trusted Medical Services LLC, a new Pediatric and Holistic Wellness practice now serving patients in the Washington DC Metro area.