Deepali Kumar, MD, MSc, FRCP(C)

Dr. Deepali Kumar is the President of the AST and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.  She is a transplant infectious diseases physician in the Multi-Organ Transplant Program at University Health Network. 

She obtained her medical degree from the University of Ottawa and did infectious disease training at the University of California-San Diego and McMaster University. She further did a Masters degree with a focus in transplantation at the University of Toronto. Dr. Kumar has a translational research program that consists of both clinical and laboratory-based research.  Her research focuses on immunologic responses to vaccines and viral infections in transplant recipients.  She has supervised numerous graduate students and medical residents/fellows.  She has authored over 175 manuscripts, editorials, and book chapters in the field of transplantation. She is Editor-in-chief of The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections and Associate Editor of the 3rd and 4th Transplant ID Guidelines. She is currently Associate Editor for Transplantation and Clinical Transplantation. 

Dr. Kumar has been an AST member since 2004. She has served on the ID COP executive committee from 2008-2015. She was elected to the AST board in 2015. Dr. Kumar currently holds the role of AST President.

Updated June 2022