Professor of Medicine

Robert and Cutessa Bourge Endowed Professor in Transplant Nephrology

Medical Director, UAB Incompatible Renal Transplant Program

Major Research Interests

Dr. Kumar is a kidney transplant nephrologist that specializes in medical evaluation of living kidney donors and care of kidney and pancreas transplant recipients as well as the transplantation of incompatible organs both HLA and ABO and in the care of highly sensitized transplant recipients. Her research interests include access to living kidney donation and solid organ transplants, outcomes in donors after living kidney donation and in recipients of kidney transplant.


1994, Medical School, M. P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, India

Postdoctoral Training

1997 –2000 Internal Medicine Residency, UTHSCSA, San Antonio, Texas

2000–2001 Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health

2004 –2006 Fellow, Nephrology Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle

2005 –2006 Fellow, North West Kidney Center Basic Science Research, University of Washington, Seattle

2006 –2007 Fellow, Transplant Nephrology Fellowship, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama