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Shivani Kumar

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Shivani Kumar is an adult consultation–liaison psychiatrist, who specializes in treating mental illness in the medically ill. Her research interests include transplant psychiatry, transplant ethics, medical education, quality improvement, and understanding the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. She is the co-director of Psychiatry Transplant Services at the University of Chicago Medicine, aiming to work collaboratively with transplant teams to evaluate and treat transplant candidates or those who have had solid-organ transplantation.

Her work in understanding the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women was recently published in the Journal of Women’s Health.

Kumar completed a BS in chemistry and psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before receiving her MD from Rush Medical College. She completed her adult psychiatry residency at the University of Chicago Medicine, where she served as chief resident of both the adult psychiatry residency program and the Consult Liaison Service. She subsequently completed a consultation–liaison psychiatry fellowship at the University of Chicago Medicine, concurrently with a clinical medical ethics fellowship at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago.

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