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Bharat Kumar, MD, MME, FACP, RhMSUS


Bharat Kumar, MD, MME, FACP, RhMSUS, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of medicine. After attending college at the University of Pennsylvania, he went to Saba University School of Medicine and completed Internal Medicine residency at the University of Kentucky. He arrived in Iowa in 2014 and completed fellowships in both rheumatology and allergy/immunology in 2017, as well as a master’s degree in medical education and certification in musculoskeletal ultrasonography. His clinical interests include the intersection of autoimmunity and immunodeficiency, musculoskeletal ultrasonography, and ocular inflammatory diseases. As the Associate Program Director for the Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program, he is also driven by a desire to improve the quality of medical education as well as the value of clinical work for both patients and practitioners. Outside of clinic, Kumar has a keen interest in medical journalism, quality improvement, and humanism, and is the Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Humanism-in-Research Associate Editor. 


  • English
  • Spanish


Adult Specialties

  • Allergy
  • Rheumatology


200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242



  • MD, Saba University, School of Medicine, The Bottom, Saba, Caribbean Netherlands
  • MME, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
  • BA, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Ky.


  • Rheumatology, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Allergy/Immunology, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa


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