Dr. Sumpter joined the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology as an Assistant Professor in 2009.  She obtained her medical degree at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center in 2003.  She stayed in Dallas and completed her Pediatrics residency and Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship at U.T. Southwestern as well.  She is currently the Medical Director for the Children’s Health Diabetes Program and the Director of Clinical Research for the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology.  She also serves as Medical Director of Faculty and Research for Camp Sweeney, a residential camp for children with diabetes located near Gainesville, TX.  Her research focuses on improved clinical care for, and prevention of, type 1 diabetes.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2003)
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2006), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2009), Pediatric Endocrinology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 1
  • Research Interest

    • Immunomodulation of type 1 diabetes


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Preliminary studies related to anti-interleukin-1ß therapy in children with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.
    Sumpter KM, Adhikari S, Grishman EK, White PC Pediatric diabetes 2011 Apr

    Honors & Awards

    • Best Pediatric Specialists
      D Magazine (2015)
    • Participant, Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments (LEAD)
      UT Southwestern Medical Center, Office of Faculty Diversity and Development (2015)
    • Teaching Fellow of the Year Award
      UT Southwestern Medical School, Pediatrics Department (2007)
    • Alpha Omega Alpha
      UT Southwestern Medical School (2003)
    • Iatros Award
      Selected by fellow graduates (2003)
    • Phi Lambda Upsilon, Rice University
      National Chemistry Honor Society (1997)
    • Rice Outstanding Woman

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • Pediatric Endocrine Society (2009)
    • The Endocrine Society (2008)
    • American Academy of Pediatrics