Professional Biographies

Vanessa al Rashida, MD

Primary Specialty: Adult / Internal Medicine

Years With DaVita Medical Group: 1

  • Undergrad School: University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Public Health
  • Graduate School: University of Illinois, Chicago School of Public Health
  • Medical School: University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of New Mexico, School of Medicine
Special Interests:
Cardiovascular disease prevention, population health, and the inclusion of diverse cultures and patients
English, Medical Spanish (not completely fluent)

American Medical Association
American College of Physicians
American Medical Women's Association


Why did you decide to live in Albuquerque?
I love the landscape and the emphasis on outdoor activities. The culture is so diverse and there are so many events and activities that reflect the culture here. I cannot see myself anywhere else.

Family: Currently a mother to one fur baby named Sasha Belle

Fine arts - drawing, painting, glass-blowing, sculpting, pottery, opera; volleyball, soccer, bowling, and kayaking

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