Soma Kumar, M.D.

Specialty

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Specialty

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Organization

Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Medical School

Medical College of Wisconsin

Internship

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Residency

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Fellowship

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatrics

Gender

F

Bio

Dr. Soma Kumar is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an assistant professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She is board certified in pediatrics as well as pediatric gastroenterology.

After graduating from medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Kumar completed her internship and residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where she was trained in treating a wide variety of gastrointestinal diseases. During her residency, she received awards for her teaching abilities.

Dr. Kumar has a special interest in pancreas disorders in children and has served on a multinational consortium aimed at researching recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis. She is also an active member on the Pancreas Committee of a national pediatric gastroenterological society that is developing guidelines for the management of acute pancreatitis in children. She received an honorable mention for her research at a national conference and earned a travel award to attend a national conference on pancreatic disease.




Publications

Risk Factors Associated with Pediatric Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis: Lessons From INSPPIRE
Kumar S, Ooi CY, Werlin S, Abu-El-Haija M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Durie PR, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy C, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain SZ, Lin TK, Lowe ME, Morinville V, Palermo JJ, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Wilschanski M, Zimmerman MB, Uc A

Direct Costs of Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis in Children in the INSPPIRE Registry
Ting J, Wilson L, Schwarzenberg SJ, Himes R, Barth B, Bellin MD, Durie PR, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Husain SZ, Kumar S, Morinville VD, Lowe ME, Ooi CY, Pohl JF, Troendle D, Usatin D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Heyman MB, Uc A

Pediatric chronic pancreatitis is associated with genetic risk factors and substantial disease burden
Schwarzenberg SJ, Bellin M, Husain SZ, Ahuja M, Barth B, Davis H, Durie PR, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Kumar S, Morinville VD, Lowe ME, Nuehring NE, Ooi CY, Pohl JF, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M15, Yen E, Uc A

Design and implementation of INSPIRE
Morinville VD, Lowe ME, Ahuja M, Barth B, Bellin MD, Davis H, Durie PR, Finley B, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Heyman MB, Himes R, Husain S, Kumar S, Ooi CY, Pohl JF, Schwarzenberg SJ, Troendle D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Yen E, Uc A

Nutrition and acute pancreatitis: review of the literature and pediatric perspectives
Kumar S, Gariepy CE

Diffuse intestinal ganglioneuromatosis in a child
Matthews MA, Adler BH, Arnold MA, Kumar S, Carvalho R, Besner GE

A single-center experience with methotrexate after thiopurine therapy in pediatric Chron disease
Boyle B, Mackner L, Ross C, Moses J, Kumar S, Crandall W

Genetics of P-element transposition into Drosophilia melanogaster centric heterochromatin
Konev AY, Yan CM, Acevedo D, Kennedy C, Ward E, Lim A, Tickoo S, Karpen GH

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