Clinical Focus

  • Clinical Informatics
  • Endocrinology
  • Diabetes

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Physician Champion, Diabetes/Endocrinology Informatics, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2013 - Present)
  • Clinical Staff, California Pacific Medical Center (2013 - Present)

Honors & Awards

  • Consulting Fellow Teaching Award, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2013)
  • Child Health Research Institute Trainee Support Award, Stanford Spectrum Child Health (2012-2013)
  • Research Training Grant Award, Genentech Center for Clinical Research in Endocrinology (2012-2013)
  • Stanford Society of Physician Scholars, Stanford University (2011-present)
  • Alan Krensky, MD, Endowed Clinical Fellow in Endocrinology, Stanford University (2010-2011)
  • Pediatric Resident Teaching Honor Roll, Loyola University Chicago (2009 and 2010)
  • St. Ignatius Peer Teaching Award, Stritch School of Medicine (2005)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Affiliated Faculty, Stanford Bio-X (2014 - Present)

Professional Education

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology (2013)
  • Fellowship:Stanford University Medical Center-Endocrinology (2013) CA
  • Residency:Loyola University Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med (2010) IL
  • Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (2009)
  • Residency:Loyola University Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med (2009) IL
  • Internship:Loyola University Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med (2007) IL
  • Medical Education:Loyola University Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med (2006) IL
  • B.S., University of Illinois, Cell & Structural Biology Major; Chemistry Minor (2002)

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Clinical translational research: improved detection techniques for diagnostic and predictive biomarkers of type 1 diabetes, and characterization of novel biomarker trends in the at-risk population. Our group is additionally investigating potential dietary and environmental triggers of type 1 diabetes.

Clinical informatics: optimization of the electronic medical record to support comprehensive and efficient multi-disciplinary approaches to outpatient and inpatient pediatric diabetes care and teaching. We are working toward a common platform for real-time review of patient and device data, and shared data/learning among institutions connected by a common EMR, to improve the quality and efficiency of pediatric diabetes care.


Journal Articles

  • A plasmonic chip for biomarker discovery and diagnosis of type-1 diabetes Nature Medicine Zhang, B., Kumar, R. B., Dai, H., Feldman, B. J. 2014; in press
  • Annular pancreas in identical twin newborns Journal of Pediatric Surgery Hulvat, M. C., Kumar, R. B., Newman, B. M., Muraskas, J. K. 2005; 41 (8)

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