Violet Habwe

#7 Mensah Danfah Ave.
East Legon (Adjiriganor)
Accra, Ghana
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Born and raised in Kenya, Dr. Habwe moved to the United States in 1972. She attended Longwood College in Virginia, graduating with honors in Biology, and then completed a Master’s degree in Microbiology at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

She earned her MD degree in 1981 at Howard University in Washington, DC. She completed her Medical Residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan in 1984, and Nephrology Fellowship at George Washington University Medical Center in 1989. She remained on staff at George Washington University Medical Center until 1992, when she joined Washington Nephrology Associates.

Her main clinical areas of interest are renal transplantation, dialysis, pregnancy in kidney disease, lupus nephritis, and polycystic kidney disease. She has been listed as a Top Doctor in Washingtonian magazine for over 15 years. She has been involved in clinical research in patients with chronic kidney disease. She volunteered in the DC area and was an active member of the The Rotary Club of Washington.

Dr. Habwe retired from Washington Nephrology Associates in December of 2019 and joined her husband Dr Dickson at NOVA Surgery Center in Accra, Ghana.   Dr. Habwe is married with 2 children and enjoys tennis, biking, and travelling.



May 1981 – Doctor of Medicine, Howard Univ College of Medicine, Washington, DC

May 1978 – Master of Science, Microbiology, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

May 1975 – BA Biology, Cum Laude, Longwood College, Farmville, Virgini



2000-2019 – Medical Director Fresenius Dialysis units.

1986-1989 – Fellowship in Nephrology, George Washington UnivMedeical Center, Washington, DC.

1982-1984 – Resident, Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.

1981-1982 – Rotating internship, Med/Surg, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.



Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine

Diplomate of American Board of Nephrology

Associate member of American College of Physicians

Member of American Society of Nephrology.