Dr. Deepali Kumar is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is a staff 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 100 manuscripts, editorials, and book chapters in the field of transplantation. For her research, she has been a recipient of the AST Career Development Award and the Royal College Gold Medal in Medicine. She currently holds peer reviewed and industry funding for translational studies in infectious diseases related to transplantation.
Dr. Kumar has been an AST member since 2004. She has served on the ID COP executive committee since 2008. She was elected to the AST board in 2015. She is Editor-in-chief of The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections and Associate Editor of the 3rd Transplant ID Guidelines published in AJT. She is currently Associate Editor for Transplantation and Clinical Transplantation. She is also Chair of the Organ Transplant Safety Network in Canada and a member of the Canadian Standards Association Technical Committee for Cells, Tissues, and Organs.
Updated February 2016