Rebecca Kumar, MD

Medical Degree: Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2015
Internship & Residency: Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, 2018
Fellowship: Northwestern University, Infectious Diseases, 2020

Dr. Rebecca Kumar is a clinical faculty member in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine. She both earned her medical degree and completed her internal medicine residency at Georgetown before completing her infectious diseases fellowship at Northwestern University. At Northwestern, she earned a spot on the competitive T32 grant to pursue an additional year of research during her fellowship, and published research in a number of areas, including COVID-19, Ventricular Assist Device infections, and Infections in Solid Organ Transplant recipients living with HIV.

Her current research interests include a wide variety of transplant infectious disease topics, including prevention and treatment of COVID-19 in immune-suppressed patients. As part of her work at Georgetown, she has run Georgetown’s Evusheld program, which provides pre-exposure protection against COVID-19 to immune-suppressed Georgetown patients. She is also leading the divisions Monkeypox efforts. She is also involved with the broader infectious disease community, serving as Early Career Representative on the Infectious Diseases Professional Community of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant.

In her limited free time, Dr. Kumar enjoys exploring the DMV area, binge-watching Bob’s Burgers and Home Movies, appearing on the occasional infectious disease podcast, and subsidizing the continued existence of Soulcycle. A former pastry-industry professional, Rebecca also is constantly examining the Georgetown baked goods scene. Controversially, she also enjoys travel and spending time with her significant other.