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Dr. Parvathi Kumar

(757) 668-7238
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Infectious Disease


Medical School: Kasturba Medical College

Residency: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Fellowship: Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters


Dr. Kumar trained in India and brings experience in infectious diseases frequently seen in tropical countries and developing nations. She works collaboratively with other physicians experienced in infectious disease spanning North America, Asia and Oceana.

Clinical Interests
  • Tropical Diseases 

1.Kumar PS, Cunnion KM. Acute MRSA Sinusitis with intracranial extension and marginal vancomycin susceptibility. Case Rep Pediatr 2013:153239.Epub 2013 Sep 11; PMID 24106631

2. Tushar A. Shah, Clifford T. Mauriello, Pamela S. Hair, Julia A. Sharp, Parvathi S. Kumar, Frank A. Lattanzio, Alice L. Werner, Pamela H. Whitley, Lou Ann Maes, Kenji M.Cunnion, Neel K. Krishna Complement inhibition significantly decreases red blood cell lysis in a rat model of acute intravascular hemolysis Transfusion. 2014 Nov;54(11):2892-900; PMID 24806146

3. Parvathi S. Kumar, Neel K. Krishna, Kenji M. Cunnion, Complement Inhibitors and Their Potential to Moderate Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease, American Academy of Pediatrics, Virginia chapter; Summer 2014 newsletter

4. Sharp JA, Hair PS, Pallera HK, Kumar PS, Mauriello CT, Nyalwidhe JO, Phelps CA, Park D, Thielens NM, Pascal SM, Chen W, Duffy DM, Lattanzio FA, Cunnion KM, Krishna NK Peptide Inhibitor of Complement C1 (PIC1) Rapidly Inhibits Complement Activation after Intravascular Injection in Rats. PLoS One. 2015 Jul 21;10(7):e0132446; PMID 26196285

5. Parvathi S. Kumar, Clifford T. Mauriello, Pamela S. Hair, Nicholas S. Rister, Courtney Lawrence, Reem H. Raafat, Kenji M. Cunnion Glucose-Based Dialysis Fluids Inhibit Innate Defense Against Staphylococcus aureus. Mol Immunol. 2015 Oct; 67(2 Pt B):575-83. doi: 10.1016/j.molimm.2015.07.017.; PMID 26256795

6. Parvathi S Kumar MBBS, Andrés Alarcón MD First Ebola, Now Lassa! March 2016 Newsletter , Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (PIDS)

7. Kumar PS, Pallera HK, Hair PS, Rivera MG, Shah TA, Werner AL, Lattanzio FA, Cunnion KM, Krishna NK Peptide Inhibitor of Complement C1 (PIC1) modulates acute intravascular hemolysis of incompatible erythrocytes in rats. Transfusion. 2016 Jun 10. doi: 10.1111/trf.13674. PMID:27282513

8. Shah TA, Nejad JE, Pallera HK, Lattanzio FA, Farhat R, Kumar PS, Hair PS, Bass WT, Krishna NK. Therapeutic hypothermia modulates complement factor C3a and C5a levels in a rat model of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Pediatr Res. 2017 Apr;81(4):654-662. doi: 10.1038/pr.2016.271. Epub 2016 Dec 21.PMID:28002390

9. Gregory Williamson, Bilaal Ahmed, Parvathi S. Kumar, Barbara E. Ostrov, Jessica E. Ericson. Vaccine Preventable Diseases Requiring Hospitalization. Pediatrics. 2017 Sep;140(3). pii: e20170298. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-0298 PMID:28768853

10. Ahmed BS, Beck MJ, Williamson G, Ericson JE, Kumar P Pediatric Tetanus in Central Pennsylvania J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2019

Community Involvement

International Affairs Committee (PIDS)

A Note from Dr. Kumar

"I completed my fellowship training at CHKD where I experienced the collective knowledge of the pediatricians here, along with their commitment to children in this community and across the country."

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