Pooja Kakar, MD, IBCLC is a Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics at Stanford University's Division of General Pediatrics and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, with her primary practice at Gardner Packard Children's Health Center. Her interests are in breastfeeding medicine, early childhood nutrition, telemedicine, and social determinants of health.

Dr. Kakar earned her BA with Honors in Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers University, followed by an MD with Distinction in Service to the Community at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She completed her Pediatric Residency at St. Christopher?s Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Kakar has language proficiency in Spanish and Hindi.

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatrics

Academic Appointments

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics (2016 - Present)
  • Member, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (2017 - Present)
  • Member, Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (2018 - Present)

Professional Education

  • IBCLC, International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (2020)
  • Residency: St Christophers Pediatric Residency (2019) PA
  • Medical Education: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2016) NJ
  • Board Certified, American Board of Pediatrics (2019)
  • Residency, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, General Pediatrics (2019)
  • MD, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Distinction in Service to the Community (2016)
  • BA with Honors, Rutgers University, Cell Biology and Neuroscience (2013)


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