Hello! I’m Dr. Washington
Mary Washington is the eclectic mastermind and passionate doctor behind our feisty Rapper MD. She is an accomplished nephrologist, specializing in kidney disease, kidney transplantation, hypertension, and dialysis. Dr. Washington earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her internal medicine residency/nephrology fellowship at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She landed her first job near the Mexican border (Harlingen, Texas) where she immersed herself in the culture of the Texas Valley.
Through her work and travels Dr. Washington became sensitive to the prevalence of diabetes and high blood pressure in the African-American/Latin American communities – thus her alter-ego, “RapperMD” was born.
Moving to Houston, Board Certified in Internal Medicine for 10 years and Nephrology for 20 years, Dr. Washington felt she was only licensed to push pills!