Raikija (Rah-E-key-jah) Allen is a board-certified Physician Assistant. A southern gal, Raikija has roots in Maryland and has lived in North Carolina for the greater part of her life, recently relocating to NYC. Raikija is a Tar Heel alumna, graduating from one of the original “Public Ivies”, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Linguistics while following the Pre-PA track.
Raikija has been passionate about serving in the field of Dermatology since being a senior in high school. She has over a decade of experience in the beauty industry as a Hairstylist, which originally sparked her interest in Dermatology. Raikija earned her Masters of Medical Science from the prestigious Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dept. of Physician Assistant Studies where she completed rigorous didactic coursework and clinical rotations through a variety of medical and surgical specialties including Dermatology. Raikija continues to build upon her skillset as a provider at TDS through our training program and as a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) pursuing Diplomate Fellow status. Raikija believes that connecting with others is one of her greatest strengths. She prides herself in individualized, inclusive, and compassionate care and desires to work collaboratively with patients for the best outcomes.
Raikija is a travel enthusiast– whether solo or in good company. One of her favorite destinations to date is Florence, Italy. She is a lover of music and enjoys most genres– old and new. Indulging in the vast world of fragrance is also one of her favorite pastimes.