Positions

Overview

  • Oct 1, 2017 - present Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology/Transplant Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama

    Jan 2012 - present Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology/Transplant Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama

    October 15, 2007 - 2011 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine Division of Nephrology/Transplant Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama

    July 2008 - present Core Clinical Faculty for the UAB Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama

    July 2013 - present Clinical Director, Renal Module, University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham, Alabama

    July 2010 - June 2013 Assitant Director, Renal Module, University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham, Alabama

    July 2001 – June 2004 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
    Division of General Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), San Antonio, Texas

    July 2000 – June 2001 CHIEF RESIDENT/Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine , Office of Educational Programs, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), San Antonio, Texas

    1996 Diabetes Research Fellowship, Department of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Population Health, Ethnicity, and Rate of Living Donor Kidney TransplantationTransplantation.  102:2080-2087. 2018
    2018 Prognostic value of myocardial perfusion imaging performed pre-renal transplantation: post-transplantation follow-up and outcomesEuropean Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  45:1998-2008. 2018
    2018 APOL1 risk variants cause podocytes injury through enhancing endoplasmic reticulum stressBioscience Reports.  38. 2018
    2018 Apolipoprotein L1 and Chronic Kidney Disease Risk in Young Potential Living Kidney DonorsAnnals of Surgery.  267:1161-1168. 2018
    2018 Redefining the Influence of Ethnicity on Simultaneous Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation Outcomes: A 15-Year Single-Center Experience.Annals of Surgery2018
    2017 Prognostic value of silent myocardial infarction in patients with chronic kidney disease being evaluated for kidney transplantationInternational Journal of Cardiology.  249:377-382. 2017
    2017 B Cell Receptor Genes Associated With Tolerance Identify a Cohort of Immunosuppressed Patients With Improved Renal Allograft Graft FunctionAmerican Journal of Transplantation.  17:2627-2639. 2017
    2017 Abdominal lean muscle is associated with lower mortality among kidney waitlist candidatesClinical Transplantation.  31. 2017
    2017 Obesity increases the risk of end-stage renal disease among living kidney donorsKidney International.  91:699-703. 2017
    2016 Dosing Eculizumab for Antibody-Mediated Rejection in Kidney Transplantation: A Case ReportTransplantation Proceedings.  48:3099-3105. 2016
    2016 Angina and future cardiovascular events in stable patients with coronary artery disease: Insights from the Reduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health (REACH) registryJournal of the American Heart Association : Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease.  5. 2016
    2016 Late Antibody-Mediated Rejection in Kidney Transplant Recipients: Outcomes after Intravenous Immunoglobulin TherapyClinical Transplants.  32:111-118. 2016
    2016 Outcomes in Simultaneous Liver Kidney Transplants in the Setting of a Positive Crossmatch: A Single Center ExperienceClinical Transplants.  32:119-125. 2016
    2015 Current status on the evaluation and management of the highly sensitized kidney transplant recipientCurrent Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension.  24:570-575. 2015
    2015 Ocular bartonellosis in transplant recipients: Two case reports and review of the literatureTransplant Infectious Disease.  17:723-727. 2015
    2015 Reassessing medical risk in living kidney donorsJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.  26:1017-1019. 2015
    2014 To transplant a kidney with the heart or not - That is the real questionAmerican Journal of Transplantation.  14:253-254. 2014
    2013 Predialysis vascular access surgery in patients with failing kidney transplantsAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  62:398-400. 2013
    2012 The APOL1 genotype of African American kidney transplant recipients does not impact 5-year allograft survivalAmerican Journal of Transplantation.  12:1924-1928. 2012
    2011 Introduction to the well-transplant visit-more than vital signs and a creatinine checkClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  6:1773. 2011
    2011 Advances in kidney transplant immunosuppression: Emerging biologicsDialysis and Transplantation.  40:30-32. 2011
    2009 Secondary listing for deceased-donor kidney transplantation does not increase likelihood of engraftment at a large transplant center: Brief communicationAmerican Journal of Transplantation.  9:1671-1673. 2009
    2009 Bortezomib successfully reduces monoclonal serum free light chain levels in a patient with recurrent myeloma and cast nephropathy in the renal transplant.Clinical Transplants.  439-441. 2009
    2009 The contribution of podocytes to chronic allograft nephropathyNephron.  111. 2009
    2006 Predictors of final specialty choice by internal medicine residentsJournal of General Internal Medicine.  21:1045-1049. 2006
    2000 Bromocriptine: a novel approach to the treatment of type 2 diabetesDiabetes Care.  23:1154-1161. 2000

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2011 Immunosuppression: Past, present, and future.  19-30. 2011

    Research Overview

  • Kidney transplantation
    Living kidney donors
    Incompatible kidney transplant
    Antibody mediated rejection: prevention and treatment and prognosis
    Kidney paired donation
    Cardiovascular outcomes after kidney transplantation
  • Education And Training

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS), 1994
  • University of Texas Health Science Center, Residency 2001
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2007
  • University of Washington Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2006
  • Full Name

  • Vineeta Kumar