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Andre Kumar earned his MD degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Stanford University. Following residency, he earned a Master's in Education from Stanford University. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Stanford Division of Hospital Medicine.Dr. Kumar currently serves as President of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Bay Area, Director of the Stanford Internal Medicine Procedure Service, Director for the Rathmann Fellowship in Medical Education, Director of the Stanford Medicine Residency Hospitalist Training Track, and Co-Director for Advanced Clinical Skills in the School of Medicine. He is a Department of Medicine Diversity Investigator Fellow for a funded project examining inequities in training evaluations for female and underrepresented residents.Dr. Kumar's clinical research interests include point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and COVID-19. He is the lead investigator for a multicenter trial related to ultrasound and COVID-19 (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04384055). He was an investigator for the ACTT and ACTIV trials for COVID-19, which brought some of the first COVID-19 therapeutics to patients nationwide. Currently, he is the Stanford Hospital lead for the National Institutes of Health RECOVER trial, a 1 billion dollar effort to understand the long-term effects of COVID-19 on patients (i.e. "long covid"). A full list of his publications on Pubmed can be found here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=andre+kumarDr. Kumar is passionate about point-of-care ultrasound and how it can transform patient care in both developed and resource-limited settings. He continues to leverage his unique background in education and clinical research to improve the science and education that underlie the next generation of diagnostic tools. He is equally passionate about physician education and leveraging research to improve the training for our next generation of healers.