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Bharat Kumar, MD, MME

Associate Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Program
Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine - Immunology

Contact Information



MD, Saba University School of Medicine
MME, University of Iowa College of Medicine
Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky Medical Center
Fellow, Rheumatology and Allergy/Immunology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Licensure and Certifications

Allergy/Immunology - American Board of Allergy and Immunology
Rheumatology - American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellow of the American College of Physicians - American College of Physicians
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Certification in Rheumatology - American College of Rheumatology
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


Kumar, B., Swee, M. L. & Suneja, M. (2020). Leadership training programs in graduate medical education: a systematic review. BMC medical education, 20(1), 175. PMID: 32487056.

Kumar, B. (2020). Commentary on "Under Pressure". Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. PMID: 31977342.

Kumar, B., Swee, M. L. & Suneja, M. (2019). The ecology of program director leadership: power relationships and characteristics of effective program directors. BMC medical education, 19(1), 436. PMID: 31752808.

Zembrzuska, H., Kumar, B. (2019). Further Considerations of the Need for Integrated Mental Health Treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: Comment on the Review by Matcham et al. (Vols. 71). (6), pp. 1024-1025. Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.). PMID: 30688411.

Zembrzuska, H., Kumar, B. (2019). The Impact of Targeted Rheumatoid Arthritis Pharmacologic Treatment on Mental Health. Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.). PMID: 30688411.

Kumar, B., Ballas, Z. (2018). Adverse Events Associated with Immune Checkpoint Blockade. (Vols. 378). (12), pp. 1164. The New England journal of medicine. PMID: 29565520.

Kumar, B., Strouse, J., Swee, M., Lenert, P. & Suneja, M. (2018). Hydralazine-associated vasculitis: Overlapping features of drug-induced lupus and vasculitis. Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism. PMID: 29519741.

Kumar, B., Aleem, S., Saleh, H., Petts, J. & Ballas, Z. K. (2017). A Personalized Diagnostic and Treatment Approach for Macrophage Activation Syndrome and Secondary Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in Adults. Journal of clinical immunology, 37(7), 638-643. PMID: 28871523.

Kumar, B., Swee, M. L. & Suneja, M. (2017). The Premedical Curriculum: We Can Do Better for Future Physicians. Southern medical journal, 110(8), 538-539. PMID: 28771652.

Kumar, B. (2017). Global health inequities in rheumatology. (Vols. 56). (1), pp. 4-5. Rheumatology (Oxford, England). PMID: 27012689.

Kumar, B. (2016). Left-Sided Flank Pain, Fevers, and Fatigue in a 26-Year-Old Male With Seropositive Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis care & research, 68(11), 1714-1720. PMID: 26414970.

Kumar, B., Lenert, P. (2016). Gout and African Americans: Reducing disparities. Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine, 83(9), 665-74. PMID: 27618355.