Nakia Gaines, MD, was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. Her passion for caring for acutely ill children led her to pursue a career in pediatric medicine. She completed her medical degree at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and then completed pediatric residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After completing residency, Dr. Gaines moved to Houston, Texas to complete a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Gaines is an assistant professor in the pediatric emergency medicine section.  Her research interests include injury prevention and car seat safety.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Miami School of Medicine (2001-2005)
  • Residency - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2005-2008), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - Baylor College of Medicine (2009-2012), Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
Honors & Awards
  • Medicine Trustee Scholarship 2001-2005, University of Miami School of Medicine
Books & Publications
  • Injury prevention
  • Car seat safety

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