A partner at Renal Medicine Associates (RMA) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dr. Jayant Kumar has been in practice for more than 25 years. In addition to seeing patients, he contributes to the mission of F1RST Up® through his research on new developments in nephrology.

Dr. Kumar recently co-authored articles in American Journal of Nephrology on a multicenter trial of nalbuphine ER tablets for uremic pruritus and a comparison of the safety and efficacy of an epoetin alfa proposed biosimilar with epoetin alfa in patients with ESRD. He has also published work on kidney disease as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events.

He earned his medical degree at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi. Dr. Kumar completed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City and a nephrology fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Kumar was Associate Professor of Medicine and Fellowship Director at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock before joining RMA. He runs the clinical research program at RMA with his manager Hema Shah and a dedicated group of research staff.