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Discover our mission to provide top-notch, family-centered care for kids of all ages

Caring for Each Child's Tomorrow: Star Choice Pediatrics' Comprehensive Commitment

At Star Choice Pediatrics, we provide high quality, comprehensive medical care for infants, children, and adolescents. Our experienced team of pediatricians and staff are committed to providing personalized, compassionate care for your child. We strive to provide an environment of understanding and trust and take pride in the relationships we build with our patients and families. Star Choice Pediatrics is a family-centered medical practice located in Elkridge, Maryland. We believe that the best approach to providing quality care for our patients is by focusing on preventive medicine. We are focused on providing comprehensive services to infants, children, and adolescents, including preventative care, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries, and well child visits. Our goal is to provide the most current medical advice and treatment options available to ensure the optimal health and well-being of our patients. We strive to build a strong relationship of trust and understanding with our patients and their families, and we are committed to providing personalized, compassionate care.





Check out Our Unique Office

Our Unique Office

Lactation Room

Under the Sea

Dino Room

Separate Well Waiting Room

Separate Sick Waiting Room

Play Area

Outer Space

Jungle Room

Meet our Staff

Meet our Staff

Kelly Justiniano

Kelly Justiniano serves as the Practice Manager at Star Choice Pediatrics, bringing over 26 years of experience in the medical industry. In her role, Ms. Justiniano oversees all staff operations and manages day-to-day activities within the pediatric office. A native of Ohio, she relocated to Maryland with her family 15 years ago. Outside of work, Ms. Justiniano enjoys camping, sightseeing, and traveling with her husband and two daughters.

Dr. Najla Abdur-Rahman

Dr. Najla Abdur-Rahman has been a practicing Pediatrician for 20 years. She did her Pediatric Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science degree with high honors in Mathematical Sciences & Engineering from Johns Hopkins University School of Engineering. Dr. Najla is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and has a special interest in treating pediatric patients with obesity. She is also a Fellow with the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Maryland State Medical Society. She is well versed in treating common and uncommon pediatric conditions and has an interest in patient and parent education especially breastfeeding and nutrition education. Dr. Najla was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in beautiful Barbados. She is married and a mother of five children. In her spare time she loves traveling, being a Girl Scouts leader and trying new recipes. She plays as a Power Forward on her female basketball team and enjoys weekend tennis and volleyball with friends. She is well known for her vegetable lasagna and steamed fish dishes.

Nkechinyere Uwandu

Nkechinyere Uwandu is a family nurse practitioner board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She received her Master of Science in Nursing degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Howard University. Prior to attending graduate school, Nkechinyere worked as a pediatric registered nurse at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Bloomberg Children's Center. She also has experience as a community health nurse. Nkechinyere is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Nkechinyere's special interests in pediatrics include adolescent medicine, asthma education, childhood obesity, and community health. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, listening to music, fitness, and game nights with family and friends.

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