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Faculty Detail    
Name VINEETA KUMAR
Professor of Medicine
Robert and Cutessa Bourge Endowed Professor in Transplant Nephrology
Medical Director, UAB Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program
Lead Nephrologist, UAB Living Kidney Donor Program
Lead Physician and Physician Facilitator, UAB Schwartz Rounds for Compassionate Care
Assistant Director, Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program
 
Campus Address THT 643 Zip 0006
Phone  (205) 934-1801
E-mail  kumarv@uab.edu
Other websites http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IxzIu8Hz5o
http://learnmd.uabmedicine.org/videos/dialysis-and-transplant
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/dat.20525/abstract
https://www.uab.edu/news/latest/item/4012-uab-launches-paired-exchange-and-incompatible-kidney-transplant-program
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W_sz7d-LTk#t=12
Physician Profile
BREWER-HESLIN ENDOWDED AWARD FOR PROFESSIONALISM IN MEDICINE
UAB 50th Anniversary Infomercial
UAB CTI 50th Anniversary Campaign Video as the Physician Champion
UAB Magazine CTI write up on the UAB incompatible kidney transplant and UAB paired kidney donation and living donation program – “Giving Second Chances”
https://www.uab.edu/medicine/news/latest/item/1276-top-faculty-honored-at-annual-argus-awards-ceremony
ARGUS AWARD FOR BEST EDUCATOR IN RENAL 2017
Author and Editor for the AST Living Liver Donor Tool Kit
Presidents Award for Excellence in Teaching
Author, Lead Architect of AST Community Education Video: Long term outcomes of Living Kidney Donation
Featured in UAB Video History of “UAB Kidney Transplantation
Deans Award for Excellence in Teaching
National Minority Donor Month, Invited Speaker, Physician Panel for Patient and Community Education hosted by Legacy of Hope, Alabama
American Society of Transplantation, AST COVID-19 Community Video Discussion, Invited Speaker on the Multidisciplinary Physician Panel
Featured in the Educator Reporter “Kindness and kidneys: Kumar's ‘invitation to relationship’ inspires students facing one of Alabama's great killers”
     

Education
Medical School  M. P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, India    1994  M.B.B.S. 
Residency  University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), San Antonio, Texas    2000  M.D. 
Residency  Chief Residency, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio    2001  M.D. 
Fellowship  Nephrology Fellowship University of Washington, Seattle     2006  M.D. 
Fellowship  Basic Science Research Fellow, Northwest Kidney Center, Division of Nephrology, University of Washington, Seattle    2006  M.D. 
Fellowship  Transplant Nephrology Fellowship at University of Alabama at Birmingham    2007  M.D. 

Certifications
ECFMG Certified  1996 
ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine   2000 
ABIM Board Certified in Nephrology  2006, 2017 
ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine   2010, 2020 


Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Medicine  Med - Nephrology Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Nephrology Research & Training Center Professor

Biographical Sketch 
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS: 2/2019 – Present Inaugural Holder of the Robert C. Bourge and Cutessa D. Bourge Endowed Professorship in Transplant Nephrology Oct 1, 2017 - present PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE, Division of Nephrology/Transplant Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama Jan 2012 - present ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE, Division of Nephrology/Transplant Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama October 15, 2007 - 2011 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE, Department of Medicine Division of Nephrology/Transplant Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama July 2008 - present CORE CLINICAL FACULTY for the UAB Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama July 2013 - present CLINICAL DIRECTOR, Renal Module, University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham, Alabama July 2010 - June 2013 Assitant Director, Renal Module, University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham, Alabama July 2001 – June 2004 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine Division of General Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), San Antonio, Texas July 2000 – June 2001 CHIEF RESIDENT/Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine , Office of Educational Programs, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), San Antonio, Texas 1996 Diabetes Research Fellowship, Department of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. FACULTY HONORS AT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN BIRMINGHAM 7/2021 Cobb and Rutsky Faculty Award for Clinical Excellence 6/2021 ‘The Non-Surgical UAB Faculty of the Year Award 2020-2021” from the UAB Surgery Residency Program 6/2021 Elected as a Councilor-at-Large to the AST Board 6/2021 UAB Tinsley Harrison Residency Program Annual Jeopardy Contestant Faculty Winner 4/2021 Appointed CEOT (AST Cutting Edge in Transplantation) meeting Incoming Co-Chair for 2022 and CEOT Chair for 2023 1/2021 Appointed Chair, ASN COVID 19 Task Force Transplant Sub-committee 11/1/2020 Selected Member, ABIM Nephrology Item-Writing Task Force 9/2020 Cobb and Rutsky Faculty Award for Clinical Excellence 6/2020 Elected Incoming Chair AST (American Society of Transplantation) LDCOP (Living Donor Community of Practice) 10/2019 2019 Recipient of the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for the University of Alabama School of Medicine Faculty 10/2019 Nominated for Argus Award for “Best Educator in Renal” and Best MS1 Module and Module Director” by the UAB Medical school class of 2022 5/2019 Cobb and Rutsky Faculty Award for Clinical Excellence in the Department of Medicine at UAB. 5/2019 Approved by the AST Board of Directors for the designation of F.A.S.T., Fellow of American Society of Transplantation 2/2019 Inaugural Holder of The Robert C. Bourge and Cutessa D. Bourge Endowed Professorship in Transplant Nephrology 2/2019 Appointed Member of the AST Community Education Committee 2012- 2021 Castle Connolly Peer Nominated & Physician Researched - Top Doctors in Medicine - Top Doctors in Nephrology - Exceptional Women in Medicine - Exceptional Women in Nephrology 12/2018 Recognized as Cipher Health “Exceptional Team Member” 10/2018 Chair, Education Sub-Committee, AST Living Donor Community of Practice (LDCOP) 9/2018 Accepted via a system wide selection process to the UAB Healthcare Leadership Academy, deferred acceptance 9/2018 Argus Award for “Best Educator in Renal” voted by the UAB Medical school class of 2022 9/2018 Argus Award for “Best MS1 Module and Module Director” voted by the UAB Medical school class of 2022 in the integrated UAB School of Medicine MS1-2 course. 6/2018 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching to a Senior Faculty at UAB 06/2018 B-Metro “Top Doctors in Medicine” List 5/2018 Cobb and Rutsky Faculty Award for Clinical Excellence in the Department of Medicine at UAB. 05/2018 Top Doctors 2018, Castle Connolly Medical 04/2018 Elected Co-Chair AST (American Society of Transplantation) Living Donor Community of Practice in a membership wide open election 02/2018 Graduated from the First UAB Vital Talk Faculty Development Course in Advanced Communication Training as a designated ACT Scholar 09/2017 Argus Award for “Best Educator in Renal”, voted on by the UAB Medical school class of 2021 and given to one faculty member teaching in the integrated Renal Module MS1-2 course (~ 50 faculty). 09/2017 Argus Award Nominee for Best MSI Organ Module/Module Directors, voted on by the UAB Medical school class of 2021 08/2017 Brewer-Heslin Endowed Award for Professionalism in Medicine, an award given annually to one out of 1300 fulltime UAB faculty physicians who demonstrates extraordinary commitment to providing skilled and compassionate medical care. http://www.uab.edu/medicine/news/latest/item/1625-kumar-receives-2017-brewer-heslin-endowed-award-for-professionalism-in-medicine 06/2017 Selected for the B-Metro “Top Women in Medicine” List 05/2017 Cobb and Rutsky Faculty Award for Clinical Excellence in the Department of Medicine at UAB. Voted by faculty and given to only 10 faculty members in the Department of Internal Medicine at UAB 03/2017 Nominated for 2017 Outstanding Woman Award, on behalf of the UAB Commission on the Status on Women 2015-2017 Nominated for 2015-2016, 2016-2017, UAB Presidential Award for Excellence in Service 10/2016 Argus Award for Best MS1 Renal Module/Module Director voted on by the UAB Medical school class of 2020 in the integrated Renal Module MS1-2 course. 10/2016 Argus Award Nominee for Best Educator in Renal, voted on by the UAB Medical school class of 2020 and given to one faculty member teaching in the integrated Renal Module MS1-2 course (~ 50 faculty) 09/2016 Awarded for “Excellence in Action” in the UAB Core Values Campaign in a Hospital wide employee nomination process to 1 of 5 physicians at UAB 07/2016, 2017 Featured as one of three MS1 favorite faculty members in the UAB SOM newsletter by the medical students: http://www.uab.edu/medicine/news/component/k2/item/1175-three-faculty-five-questions-endless-advice 2015 - 2016 Outgoing Chair, Education Committee, American Society of Transplantation (AST) 05/2016 Cobb and Rutsky Faculty Award for Clinical Excellence in the Department of Medicine at UAB. Voted by faculty and given to only 10 faculty members in the Department of Internal Medicine at UAB. 05/2016 Department of Medicine Faculty Honors “Unsung Hero” Award, given to one faculty in the UAB Division of Nephrology 2014-2015 Chair, Education Committee, American Society of Transplantation (AST) 10/2015 Argus Award for “Best Educator in Renal”, voted on by the UAB Medical school class of 2019 and given to one faculty member teaching in the integrated Renal Module MS1-2 course (~ 50 faculty) 10/2015 Argus Award Nominee for Best MSI Module and Best MSI Module Director, voted on by the UAB Medical school class of 2019 05/2015 Cobb and Rutsky Faculty Award for Clinical Excellence in the Department of Medicine at UAB. Voted by faculty and given to only 10 faculty members in the Department of Internal Medicine at UAB. 10/2014 Argus Award for Best MS1 Module Director, Renal Module, voted on by the UAB medical school class of 2018 10/2014 Argus Award Nominee for Best MS1 Module and Best MS1 Lecturer in Renal Module 10/2014 Cobb and Rutsky Faculty Award for Clinical Excellence in the Department of Medicine at UAB. Voted by faculty and given to only 10 faculty members in the Department of Internal Medicine at UAB. 2013-2014 Co-Chair, Education Committee, American Society of Transplantation (AST) 05/2013 Cobb and Rutsky Faculty Award for Clinical Excellence in the Department of Medicine at UAB. Voted by faculty and given to only 10 faculty members in the Department of Internal Medicine at UAB. 05/2012 Cobb and Rutsky Faculty Award for Clinical Excellence in the Department of Medicine at UAB. Voted by faculty and given to only 10 faculty members in the Department of Internal Medicine at UAB. 2012-2019 Top Doctors, US News and World Report 2011- 2019 America’s Top Physician 05/2011 Outstanding Teacher, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, voted by the Internal Medicine Residents at UAB and given to one faculty in the Division of Nephrology 2011-19 Marquis Who’s who in America AWARDS/HONOR UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER IN SAN ANTONIO (FACULTY) 2004, 2005 Outstanding Faculty Teacher of the Year Award from UTHSCSA Medical School Class of 2004, 2005, at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio given to 3 faculty in the Department of Medicine. 2002, 2003, 2004 The Most Outstanding Clinical Teacher of The Year in the Department of Medicine, given to 1 faculty each year, voted by the Department of Internal Medicine Residents, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. 2002, 2003, 2004 Outstanding Teacher of the Year in the Division of General Medicine voted by the residents in the Internal Medicine Residency training program (separate poll from above) and given to 3 faculty members in the Division of General Medicine each year, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER IN SAN ANTONIO (FACULTY) 2004, 2003, 2002 The MOST OUTSTANDING CLINICAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR in the Department of Medicine, given to one faculty each year, voted by the Department of Internal Medicine Residents, at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Received it all three consecutive years while on faculty at UTHSCSA. 2004, 2003, 2002 The OUTSTANDING CLINICAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR in the Division of General Medicine voted by the residents in the Internal Medicine Residency training program (separate poll from above) and given to three faculty members in the Division of General Medicine each year at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Received it all three consecutive years while on faculty at UTHSCSA. Class of 2004, Class of 2005 OUTSTANDING FACULTY TEACHER OF THE YEAR of the Year Award from UTHSCSA Medical School Class of 2004, 2005, at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio given to 3 faculty in the Department of Medicine. INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENCY HONORS: 7/99 - 6/00 Shirley P. Levine Award for MOST COMPASSIONATE SENIOR RESIDENT of the Year, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 7/99 - 6/00 Recognition for EXCELLENCE IN AMBULATORY CARE Medicine in Internal Medicine Residency, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 7/98 - 6/99 JUNIOR RESIDENT of the YEAR, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 7/98 - 6/99 Pharmacia & Upjohn Achievement Award for EXCELLENCE IN MEDICINE, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 7/97 - 6/98 INTERN OF THE YEAR, Geriatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 7/97 - 6/98 Hartford Center for GERIATRIC EDUCATION AWARD for Excellence in Clinical Geriatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 7/98 - 6/99 Recognition for EXCELLENCE IN AMBULATORY CARE Medicine in Internal Medicine Residency, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 7/97 – 6/98 Recognition for EXCELLENCE IN AMBULATORY CARE Medicine in Internal Medicine Residency, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio MEDICAL SCHOOL HONORS: 9/88 - 5/93 Awarded the GOLD MEDAL for graduating at the top of the class with overall highest score covering the entire duration of the course (equivalent to Valedictorian in the U.S. system) 9/88 - 5/90 Awarded the GOLD MEDAL for highest score in Anatomy. This score, 168/200, was an all time high in the 40-year old Medical College, and was also the highest for the year among all of the five medical colleges in the State of Gujarat, India, with a total of about 1000 students 9/88 - 5/93 Among the top 1 to 3 scores in the class for most of the subjects, apart from rank of top 1-3% of the class of about 180 students in each of the terms

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
  July 2018 - June 2020   Co-Chair, Executive Council, AST AST Living Donor Community of Practice 
  July 2016- June 2018  Member, Executive Council, AST Living Donor Community of Practice 
  Outgoing chair July 2016  American Society of Transplantation Education Committee 
  July 2020- June 2021  Chair, Executive Council, AST AST Living Donor Community of Practice 
ACP-ASIM  Member, 1999 - 2004   
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)  Member, June 2004 - present   
American Society of Transplant (AST)  Member, March 2007 - present   
American Society of Transplantation Education Committee  Co-chair, July 2013 - June 2014   
American Society of Transplantation Education Committee  Chair, July 2014 - 2015   
Education Committee, American Society of Transplantation  Member, July 2011 - 6/2013   



Research/Clinical Interest
Title
NIH Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation (CTOT-2) B-Cell Depletion by Anti-CD20 (Rituximab) in Renal Allograft Recipients Who Develop de novo Anti-HLA Alloantibodies Will Result in Inhibition of Alloantibody Production and Attenuation of Chroni
Description
High immunologic risk renal transplant Incompatible Kidney transplants. Living donor kidney transplantation Treatment of antibody mediated rejection Paired donation programs HLA epitopes and renal transplantation. Antibody mediated rejection – predictors, treatment options and interventions, short and long term outcomes. Reccurent Glomerular diseases after transplantation (FSGS, diabetic nephropathy, membranous nephropathy) prospective and retrospective analysis and outcomes, treatment options. Medical education Palliative Care and End of Life considerations Advanced communication

Selected Publications 
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ORIGINAL PUBLICATIONS:
1. Pijl H, Ohashi S, Matsuda M, Miyazaki Y, Mahankali A, Kumar V, Pipek R, Lozzo P, Lancaster JL, Cincotta A, Defronzo RA. Bromocriptine: A novel approach to the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care 2000 Aug; 23(8): 1154-61.
2. Iozzo P, Pratipanawatr T, Pijl H, Vogt C, Kumar V, Pipek R, Matsuda M, Mandarino LJ, Cusi KJ, DeFronzo RA. Physiologic hyperinsulinemia impairs insulin-stimulated glycogen synthetase activity and glycogen synthesis. American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology & Metabolism 2001 May; 280(5): E712-9.
3. Diehl AK, Kumar V, Gateley A, Appleby J, O’Keefe ME. Predictors of Final Specialty Choice by Internal Medicine Residents J Gen Intern Med 2006 Oct; 21:1045-1049
4. Kumar V, Elkins S, Gaston RS, Prendergast MB, Reddy V, Cook WJ, Sanders PW. Bortezomib Successfully Reduces Monoclonal Serum Free Light Chain Levels in a Patient with Recurrent Myeloma and Cast Nephropathy in the Renal Transplant. Clinical Transplant Dec 2009.
5. Kumar V, Julian BA, Deierhoi MH, Curtis JJ. Secondary Listing for Deceased-Donor Kidney Transplantation Does not Increase Likelihood of Engraftment at a Large Transplant Center. Am J Transplantation. Brief Communication. 2009 June; 9;1671-73
6. Kumar V, Pippin J, Stein A, Jablonski P, Shankland S, Davis C. The Contribution of Podocytes to Chronic Allograft Nephropathy. Nephron Exp Nephrol 9.2009;111:e1-e10
7. Pavlakis M, Kumar V. Co-editor. Introduction to the Well-Transplant Visit – More than Vital Signs and a Creatinine Check. Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrology. see www.CJASN.org Vol 6 pg 1773, July, 2011
8. Kumar V, Gaston RS. Advances in Kidney Transplant Immunosuppression: Emerging Biologics. Dialysis and Transplantation Jan 2011, DOI: 10.1002/dat 20525.
9. B.T. Lee, V. Kumar, T.A. Williams, R. Abdi, A. Bernhardy, C. Dyer, S. Conte, G. Genovese, M.D. Ross, D.J. Friedman. R.S. Gaston, E. Milford, M.R. Pollak, A.K. Chandraker. APOL 1 Gene Variants in African Americans Appears to Impact Long Term Kidney Allograft Survival. American Journal of Transplantation. July 2012 4.doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04033. PMID 22487534
10. Kumar V. Medscape write up – Shaping the Future of Transplant Immunosuppression: Highlights from Boston ATC 2012. “Biologics in Solid Organ Transplantation” – Released 7/31/2012, available for CME credit until July 31 2013
11. Dawoud D, Harms J, Williams T, Kumar, V, Allon M. Predialysis Vascular Access Surgery in Patients with Failing Kidney Transplants. Am J Kidney Disease, 2013 May ajkd.2013.03.033. [Epub ahead of print]
12. Gaston RS, Kumar V, Matas AJ. Reassessing Risk in Living Kidney Donors. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 September 25. Pii: ASN.2014030227. [Epub ahead of print]
13. V. Kumar and J.A. Tallaj. To Transplant a Kidney With the Heart or Not – That Is the Real Question. Am J Transplant. 2014 Feb;14(2):253-4
14. Huprikar S, Danziger Isakov, Kumar V, Bloom RD, Kumar D. Solid Organ Transplantation From Hepatitis B Virus-Positive Donors: Consensus Guidelines for Recipient Management. Am J Transplant. 2015 Feb 23. Doi: 10.1111/ajt.13187. [Epub ahead of print]
15. Lee RA, Ray M, Kasuga DT, Kumar V, Witherspoon CD, Baddley JW. Ocular bartonellosis in transplant recipients: two case reports and review of the literature. PMID: 26146758. Transpl Infect Dis. 2015 Jul 4. Doi: 10.1111/tid.12418
16. Kumar, V., Current status on the evaluation and management of the highly sensitized kidney transplant recipient. Current Opinions Nephrol Hypertens 2015 Nov;24(6):570-5
17. Ong SC, White J, Hauptfeld-Dolejsek V, Kumar V. Outcomes in Simultaneous Liver Kidney Transplants in the Setting of a Positive Crossmatch: A Single Center Experience. Clin Transpl. 2016; 32:119-125. PMID: 28564529
18. Agarwal G, Diskin CD, Williams TA, Kumar V. Late Antibody-Mediated Rejection in Kidney Transplant Recipients: Outcomes after Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy. Clin Transpl. 2016; 32:111-118. PMID: 28564528
19. Locke JE, Carr JJ, Nair S, Terry JG, Reed RD, Smith GD, Segev DL, Kumar V, Lewis CE. Abdominal lean muscle is associated with lower mortality among kidney waitlist candidates. Clin Transplant. 2017 Mar; 31(3) PMID: 28075034
20. Locke JE, Reed RD, Massie A, MacLennan PA, Sawinski D, Kumar V, Mehta S, Mannon RB, Gaston R, Lewis CE, Segev DL. Obesity increases the risk of end-stage renal disease among living kidney donors. Kidney Int. 2017 Mar; 91(3):699-703. PMID:28041626
21. Smith B, Kumar V, Mompoint-Williams D, Reed RD, MacLennan PA, Stegner K, Locke JE. Dosing Eculizumab for Antibody-Mediated Rejection in Kidney Transplantation: A Case Report. Transplant Proc. 2016 Nov; 48(9):3099-3105. PMID: 27932156
22. Locke JE, Sawinski D, Reed RD, Shelton B, MacLennan PA, Kumar V, Mehta S, Mannon RB, Gaston R, Julian BA, Carr JJ, Terry JG, Kilgore M, Massie AB, Segev DL, Lewis CE. Apolipoprotein L1 and Chronic Kidney Disease Risk in Young Potential Living Kidney Donors. Ann Surg., 2017 PMID:28187045
23. Farag A, Aljaroudi W, Neill J, Doppalapudi H, Kumar V, Rizk D, Iskandrian A, Hage F. Prognostic Value of Silent Myocardial Infarction in End Stage Renal Disease., International Journal of Cardiology – Accepted, epub, September 2017
24. Ives CW, AlJaroudi WA, Kumar V, Farag A, Rizk DV, Oparil S, Iskandrian AE, Hage FG.: Prognostic value of myocardial perfusion imaging performed pre-renal transplantation: post-transplantation follow-up and outcomes. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2018 PMID: 29882159
25. Redefining the Influence of Ethnicity on Simultaneous Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation Outcomes: A 15-Year Single-Center Experience. Young CJ, MacLennan PA, Mannon EC, Reed RD, Shelton BA, Hanaway MJ, Agarwal G, Gaston RS, Julian BA, Kew CE 2nd, Kumar V, Mannon RB, Mehta S, Ong SC, Towns GC, Deierhoi MH, Locke JE. Ann Surg. 2018 May 17. Doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002816. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29781845
26. Locke JE, Sawinski D, Reed RD, Shelton B, MacLennan PA, Kumar V, Mehta S, Mannon RB, Gaston R, Julian BA, Carr JJ, Terry JG, Kilgore M, Massie AB, Segev DL, Lewis CE.: Apolipoprotein L1 and Chronic Kidney Disease Risk in Young Potential Living Kidney Donors. Ann Surg. 2018 Jun; 267(6):1161-1168. PMID: 28187045
27. Population Health, Ethnicity, and Rate of Living Donor Kidney Transplantation. Reed RD, Sawinski D, Shelton BA, MacLennan PA, Hanaway M, Kumar V, Long D, Gaston RS, Kilgore ML, Julian BA, Lewis CE, Locke JE. Transplantation. 2018 Dec; 102(12):2080-2087. Doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000002286.
28. Curtis LM, Kumar V: Sex difference in acute presentations of kidney disease. Accepted, in press, Nov, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, Pulse, 2018
29. Enhanced Advocacy and Health Systems Training through Patient Navigation Increases Access to Living Donor Kidney Transplantation. Locke JE, Reed RD, Kumar V, Berry B, Hendricks D, Carter A, Shelton BA, Mustian MN, MacLennan PA, Qu H, Hannon L, Yates C, Hanaway MJ. Transplantation. 2019 Apr 1. Doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000002732. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30946213
30. Obesity and long-term mortality risk among living kidney donors. Locke JE, Reed RD, Massie AB, MacLennan PA, Sawinski D, Kumar V, Snyder JJ, Carter AJ, Shelton BA, Mustian MN, Lewis CE, Segev DL. Surgery. 2019 May 6. Pii: S0039-6060(19)30167-9. Doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2019.03.016. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31072668
31. Patient Perspectives on Weight Management for Living Kidney Donation. Mustian MN, Hanaway M, Kumar V, Reed RD, Shelton BA, Grant R, Carter A, Locke JE. J Surg Res. 2019 Jul 3; 244:50-56. Doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2019.06.026. [Epub ahead of print]PMID:31279263
32. Mitigating Racial and Gender Disparities in Access to Living Donor Kidney Transplantation: Impact of the Nation’s Longest Single-Center Kidney Chain. Annals of Surgery, Accepted April 2019, in press, Kumar V, Locke JE
33. Pregnancy in a Kidney Transplant Patient. Ong SC, Kumar V. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Aug 26. pii: CJN.03910319. doi: 10.2215/CJN.03910319. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 31451514
34. Donation approval among obese living kidney donor candidates: The impact of metabolic syndrome. Mustian MN, Kumar V, Hanaway M, MacLennan PA, Shelton BA, Reed RD, Correya T, Grant R, Carter A, Baker G, Patterson J, Peoples M, Holden S, Orandi BJ, Locke JE. Surgery. 2019 Aug 20. pii: S0039-6060(19)30456-8. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2019.07.008. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31444005
35. Clinical Pig Kidney Xenotransplantation: How Close Are We? Cooper DKC, Hara H, Iwase H, Yamamoto T, Jagdale A, Kumar V, Mannon RB, Hanaway MJ, Anderson DJ, Eckhoff DE. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 Jan;31(1):12-21. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2019070651. Epub 2019 Dec 2.
36. Evaluation and Care of International Living Kidney Donor Candidates: Strategies for Addressing Common Considerations & Challenges, Ellen Shukhman, RN,1* Julia Hunt, MSW,2* Dianne LaPointe-Rudow, DNP,2 Didier Mandelbrot, MD,3 Vineeta Kumar, MD,4 Heidi Schaefer, MD,5 Fawaz Al Ammary, MD, PhD,6 Macey L. Henderson, JD,6 PhD, Angie Nishio-Lucar, MD,7 Matthew Cooper, MD,8 Rebecca Hays, MSW, APSW,3 Krista L. Lentine, MD, PhD9. Clinical Transplantation
37. Attitudes to Clinical Pig Kidney Xenotransplantation among Medical Providers and Patients. Luz A. Padilla, Daniel Hurst, Raymond Lopez, Vineeta Kumar, David K.C. Cooper and Wayne Paris Kidney360 July 2020, 1 (7) 657-662; https://doi.org/10.34067/KID.0002082020
38. Combined Thoracic-Kidney Transplantation Practices May Exacerbate Existing Geographic Disparities in Access to Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation Article in The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 39(4):S366-S367 10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.451
39. Use of Patient Navigators to Reduce Barriers in Living Donation and Living Donor Transplantation, AG Nishio-Lucar, J Locke, V Kumar. Current Transplantation Reports (2020) 7:72–80. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40472-020-00280-4
40. Reed RD, Kale AC, Mustian MN, Hendricks DH, Baldwin KN, Kumar V, Dionne-Odom JN, Saag K, Hites L, Ivankova NV, Locke JL. The Living Donor Navigator Program Provides Support Tools for Caregivers. Progress in Transplantation, September 15, 2020.
41. Care of International Living Kidney Donor Candidates in the United States: A Survey of Contemporary Experience, Practice and Challenges. Lentine KL, Motter JD, Henderson ML, Hays RE, Shukhman E, Hunt J, Al Ammary F, Kumar V, LaPointe Rudow D, Van Pilsum Rasmussen SE, Nishio-Lucar AG, Schaefer HM, Cooper M, Mandelbrot DA. Clin Transplant. 2020 Aug 17:e14064. doi: 10.1111/ctr.14064. Online ahead of print.Clin Transplant. 2020. PMID: 32808320
42. Pig Kidney Xenotransplantation: Progress Towards Clinical Trials. Cooper DKC, Hara H, Iwase H, Yamamoto T, Wang ZY, Jagdale A, Bikhet MH, Nguyen HQ, Foote JB, Paris WD, Ayares D, Kumar V, Anderson DJ, Locke JE, Eckhoff DE. Clin Transplant. 2020 Nov 1:e14139. doi: 10.1111/ctr.14139. PMID: 33131148
43. Impact of early subclinical borderline changes and microvascular injury on kidney transplant outcomes" Transplantation Direct Impact of Subclinical Borderline Inflammation on Kidney Transplant OutcomesJanuary 2021, Transplantation Direct 7(2):e663, DOI: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000001119
44. Survey of US Living Kidney Donation and Transplantation Practices in the COVID-19 EraKidney Int Rep . 2020 Nov;5(11):1894-1905. doi: 10.1016/j.ekir.2020.08.017. Epub 2020 Aug 25. Krista L Lentine, Luke S Vest, Mark A Schnitzler , Roslyn B Mannon , Vineeta Kumar , Mona D Doshi , Matthew Cooper, Didier A Mandelbrot, Meera N Harhay, Michelle A Josephson, Yasar Caliskan, Asif Sharfuddin, Bertram L Kasiske, David A Axelrod
45. AJKD - KDOQI US Commentary on the KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline on the Evaluation and Management of Candidates for Kidney Transplantation March 2021
46. Obesity as an isolated contraindication to kidney transplantation in the end-stage renal disease population: A cohort study Babak J Orandi 1, Cora E Lewis, Paul A MacLennan, Haiyan Qu, Shikha Mehta, Vineeta Kumar, Saulat S Sheikh, Robert M Cannon, Douglas J Anderson, Michael J Hanaway, Rhiannon D Reed, A Cozette Killian, Joshua W Purvis, Norah A Terrault, Jayme E Locke. PMID: 34338423 DOI: 10.1002/oby.23195 August 2021 https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.23195
47. Evaluation of Community-Level Vulnerability and Racial Disparities in Living Donor Kidney Transplant A Cozette Killian , Brittany Shelton, Paul MacLennan, M Chandler McLeod, Alexis Carter, Rhiannon Reed, Haiyan Qu, Babak Orandi, Vineeta Kumar, Deirdre Sawinski , Jayme E Locke. PMID: 34524392 DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4410 JAMA Surg 2021 Sep 15. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4410.
48. Operational challenges in the COVID era: Asymptomatic infections and vaccination timing. Axelrod DA, Ince D, Harhay MN, Mannon RB, Alhamad T, Cooper M, Josephson MA, Caliskan Y, Sharfuddin A, Kumar V, Guenette A, Schnitzler MA, Ainapurapu S, Lentine KL. Clin Transplant. 2021 Jul 23:10.1111/ctr.14437. doi: 10.1111/ctr.14437. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34297878
49. A National Survey of Practice Patterns for Accepting Living Kidney Donors With Prior COVID-19. Jan MY, Jawed AT, Barros N, Adebiyi O, Diez A, Fridell JA, Goggins WC, Yaqub MS, Anderson MD, Mujtaba MA, Taber TE, Mishler DP, Kumar V, Lentine KL, Sharfuddin AA. Kidney Int Rep. 2021 Aug;6(8):2066-2074. doi: 10.1016/j.ekir.2021.05.003. Epub 2021 May 15. PMID: 34027242 Free PMC article.
50. New Perspectives on Desensitization in the Current Era - An Overview. Kumar V, Locke JE. Front Immunol. 2021 Jul 30;12:696467. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2021.696467. eCollection 2021. PMID: 34394089 Free PMC article. Review
51. APOL1 genotyping in kidney transplantation: to do or not to do, that is the question? (contra). Kumar V, Locke JE. Kidney Int. 2021 Jul;100(1):30-32. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2021.02.041. PMID: 34154720
52. Suggested Patient Selection Criteria for Initial Clinical Trials of Pig Kidney Xenotransplantation in the United States.Jagdale A, Kumar V, Anderson DJ, Locke JE, Hanaway MJ, Eckhoff DE, Iwase H, Cooper DKC. Transplantation. 2021 Sep 1;105(9):1904-1908. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000003632. PMID: 33481554
53. Self-advocacy is associated with lower likelihood of living donor kidney transplantation A Cozette Killian, Rhiannon D Reed, Alexis Carter, M Chandler McLeod, Brittany A Shelton, Vineeta Kumar, Haiyan Qu , Paul A MacLennan, Babak J Orandi, Robert M Cannon, Douglas Anderson, Michael J Hanaway, Jayme E Locke PMID: 33413873 PMCID: PMC8217080 (available on 2022-07-01) DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.12.035
54. Effect of left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony assessed pre-renal transplantation on cardiovascular death post transplantation. William S Morgan, Christopher W Ives, Ayman A Farag, Vineeta Kumar, Pradeep Bhambhvani, Ami E Iskandrian, Fadi G Hage. J Nucl Cardiol . 2021 Oct 22. doi: 10.1007/s12350-021-02818-0.
55. Impact of Social Vulnerability on Access to Educational Programming Designed to Enhance Living Donation. Carter, A. J., Reed, R. D., Kale, A. C., Qu, H., Kumar, V., Hanaway, M. J., Cannon, R. M., & Locke, J. E. (2021). PMID: 34713750 2021.Progress in Transplantation. Online ahead of print on 10/29/2021, PMID: 34713750, https://doi.org/10.1177/15269248211046014

BOOK CHAPTERS:
PUBLISHED BOOK CHAPTERS:
1. Kumar V, Gaston RS. Chapter Contribution: Immunosuppression: Past, present, and future. Organ Transplantation, a Clinical Guide. 2011. 0780521197533 Hardback
2. Evaluation of Metabolic and Cardiovascular Risks in Living Donor Candidates. Living Kidney Donation pp 141-159. Metabolic and Cardiovascular Risks for Living Kidney Donation: Best Practices in Evaluation, Care and Follow-up. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-53618-3_6. March 2021, Margaux N. Mustian, Vineeta Kumar, Jayme Locke
 
 

Keywords
desensitization, paired kidney donation, HLA and ABO incompatible, DSA - donor specific antibody, living kidney, palliative care, advanced communication donation, HLA crossmatch