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Violet Q Habwe, M.D.

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Languages: English, Swahili


Dialysis, Internal Medicine, Kidney Diseases, Lupus Nephritis, Nephrology, Polycystic Kidney Disease


Washington Nephrology Associates

Appointment Phone: 202-337-7660
730 24th St NW
Suite 17
Washington, DC 20037 map
Phone: 202-337-7660 | Fax: 202-625-6018


Dr. Violet Q. Habwe is a nephrologist affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University Hospital and George Washington University Hospital. Dr. Habwe is certified in internal medicine and nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She practices out of Washington Nephrology Associates in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Habwe has an expertise in renal transplantation, dialysis, kidney disease during pregnancy, lupus nephritis and polycystic kidney disease. 

Dr. Habwe earned her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Henry Ford Health System, followed by a fellowship in nephrology at Georgetown University Hospital. 

Dr. Habwe is a member of the National Kidney Foundation, the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology. She volunteers in the D.C. area and on medical missions. 

Dr. Habwe has been named a Super Doctor by Washington Post magazine and listed as a Top Doctor in Washingtonian magazine for over ten years. 

Dr. Habwe has contributed to numerous publications and presentations, journal articles, abstracts and posters on nephrology topics. She is also involved in clinical research in patients with chronic kidney disease. more

Departments / Divisions

  • Medicine at Sibley Memorial Hospital



  • MD, Howard University College of Medicine (1981)


  • Henry Ford Health System / Internal Medicine (1984)


  • MedStar Georgetown University Medical Center / Nephrology (1989)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1988)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Nephrology (1990)

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