Biography

Sharika Kumar, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Division of General Internal Medicine.

Dr. Kumar completed her medical training, in Family Medicine, here at UT Southwestern where she served as Chief Resident during her third year. She then went on to complete her fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at UT Health Science Center San Antonio. After her fellowship she joined the UT Southwestern Faculty in 2021 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and specializes in Palliative Care. She truly enjoys being part of an academic institution and has a passion for teaching communication skills and symptom management.

Dr. Kumar is a member of the American Academy of Family Medicine and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Kumar's outside interests include exploring new restaurants, travelling, workout classes, and spending time with friends and family.

Education

Medical School
American University of the Caribbean-School of Medicine (2016)
Residency
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2019), Family Medicine
Chief Resident
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2020), Family Medicine
Fellowship
UT Health Science Center San Antonio Joe and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine (2021), Palliative Care

Research Interest

  • Discussion of Goals of care and Advance Care Planning
  • Medical Communication
  • Palliative Care

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2019)
  • American Academy of Family Medicine (2018)