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Abhishek Kumar

Assistant Professor; Medical Director, Living Kidney Donor Program

Contact Information

Abhishek Kumar, MBBS, FASN, FAST

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Medicine

    330 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States



Dr Kumar grew up in India and completed his medical education from JIPMER, Pondicherry, India graduating with honors in physiology and biochemistry. He then attended University of Illinois for his internship and residency where he was awarded Junior resident of the year award. He moved to University of Iowa for his nephrology and transplant nephrology fellowship. He was a faculty at University of Vermont before moving to Yale. He is a Fellow of American Society of Nephrology (FASN) and a Fellow of American Society of Transplantation (FAST). His clinical expertise is taking care of the complex needs of kidney transplant patients. His research interest is in predicting chronic kidney disease in non-renal solid organ transplant with a goal of identifying patients who may benefit from multi-organ transplant.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    University of Iowa
  • Fellow
    University of Iowa
  • Resident
    University of Illinois
  • MBBS


  • Impact of Pre Heart/Lung Transplant eGFR on Post-transplant Renal Function
    San Diego, CA, United States 2023
    American Transplant Congress 2023
  • Simultaneous Heart Kidney Transplant To allocate Kidney or Not to
    Birmingham, AL, United States 2023
    UAB CTI Journal Club
  • Multi-Organ Transplant: To Allocate Kidney or Not
    Iowa City, IA, United States 2023
    University of Iowa Renal Grand Rounds
  • Kidney health is essentail to survival in lung transplant. We are in this together.
    College Park, MD, United States 2022
    Lung Transplant Conference: University of Maryland
  • Pre-Transplant Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate and Other Predictors of Mortality and End Stage Kidney Disease After Lung Transplantation
    ATC 2021 Virtual Connect 2021
    American Transplant Congress 2021
  • UAMS Nephrology Fellows Conference
    Virtual Conference 2021
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Impact of Pre-Transplant Renal Dysfunction on Post-heart Transplant Outcomes"
    Virtual Conference 2021
    Issues in Transplantation Conference. The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Department of Surgery

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Fellow of American Society of Transplantation2022
Fellow of American Society of Nephrology2018
Junior Resident of the YearUniversity of Illinois2010

Professional Service

Living Donor Community of Practice (LDCOP) Public Policy WorkgroupChair2022 - Present
Living Donor Community of Practice (LDCOP) Education CommetteeMember2021 - Present
CJASN, Transplantation, Clinical Transplantation Kidney360Reviewer2021 - Present
Vermont Kidney AssociationMember2018 - 2021
Governor's Advisory Council, Organ and Tissue Donation Workgroup with Vermont Department of HealthAdvisor2018 - 2021
American Society of TransplantationMember2015 - Present
American Society of NephrologyMember2013 - Present
American College of PhysiciansMember2008 - Present

Departments & Organizations