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Rajesh  Kumar, MD

Rajesh Kumar, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Allergy and Immunology)

Focus of Work

Bio

Dr. Kumar's research is focused on the early life exposures and genetic / ancestry related factors which are associated with the development of early childhood wheezing, and asthma. In particular, differentially distributed risk factors and differentially distributed genetic factors may contribute to asthma health disparities in inner city populations. In terms of differentially distributed genetic factors, we have focused on the role of ancestry in modulating phenotypes such as plateau lung fun...[Read full text]Dr. Kumar's research is focused on the early life exposures and genetic / ancestry related factors which are associated with the development of early childhood wheezing, and asthma. In particular, differentially distributed risk factors and differentially distributed genetic factors may contribute to asthma health disparities in inner city populations. In terms of differentially distributed genetic factors, we have focused on the role of ancestry in modulating phenotypes such as plateau lung function, and are attempting to identify the loci involved in these ancestry associated differences. We also have evaluated the role of racially differentially distributed early life factors on the development of associated phenotypes including atopy. Our research in these areas has been published in a number of journals including the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Clinical and Experimental Allergy, and The New England Journal of Medicine.
Dr. Kumar's clinical focus complements my research profile with a focus on provision of asthma care to inner city families. With over a decade of experience in this area, we provide family centered multidisciplinary care in this population. As an allergist in a tertiary care referral center of excellence, I also have extensive experience in management of other allergic diseases including food allergy, rhinitis, eczema and drug allergy.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Alberta (1992)
  • Internship: Charles Camsell Provincial General Hospital, Canada, Rotating Internship (1993)
  • Residency: Children's Hospital, Winnipeg, Pediatrics (1997)
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital, Winnipeg, Pediatrics Allergy & Immunology (1999)
  • Board Certification: Allergy & Immunology

Contact

312-227-6010

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611

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