“I believe that patients are the captain of the ship and I am the first mate. My job is to give you the knowledge that my $400,000 medical school debt has given me to help you make the best decision for you. In the end, you determine the course.”

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Preventative Health
  • Well-Women Exams
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
  • Geriatrics



Virginia Commonwealth University
Geriatric Fellowship
Richmond, VA


Virginia Commonwealth University
Internal Medicine Residency
Richmond, VA


Virginia Commonwealth University
Internal Medicine Internship
Richmond, VA

Medical School

Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Undergraduate School

University of Maryland, College Park
Cellular Moledular Biology and Genetics
College Park, MD

Professional Associations

Americal College of Physicians
American Medical Association
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated


“Mrs. Claus Saves the Day”

Personal Interests

Writing, reading, watching “old” tv shows (Perry Mason, Murder She Wrote, Matlock, Columbo, Lawman, Tales of Well’s Fargo), and raising my energetic son.


Kharia J. Holmes, MD is a mother, daughter, sister, friend, board certified internal medicine physician, and author who lives in DC/Maryland.Virginia with her parents and her son. She enjoys making patients and others laugh because laughter is truly the best medicine. She received her medical education at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her internship, residency, and geriatric fellowship from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She likes to say often that she is a “Pediatrician for Adults” and finds it amazing to live her dream. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporate in addition to many other professional organizations. She is constantly inspired and exhausted by her young son and his grandparents. Her passion for caring for others is only matched by her passion for writing.