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Kathleen Newkumet


Pediatric cardiologist
Cardiac intensivist, LGBTQ ally and period drama enthusiast

Dr. Kathleen Newkumet is a pediatric cardiologist who cares for infants, children and young adults with all kinds of heart conditions. She specializes particularly in cardiac critical care and exercise physiology in young athletes. She serves as medical staff president at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

Newkumet earned her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in pediatrics at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She completed a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at the Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children, followed by a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She is dedicated to local and national efforts to improve health equity, well-being and access to care in diverse communities.

  • Education

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, MD, 1984

  • Residencies

    University of Hawaiʻi, Pediatrics, 1987

  • Fellowships

    Kapiʻolani Medical Center, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 1988

    Virginia Commonwealth University, Pediatric Cardiology, 1992

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics

  • Academic Title


Helping my patients grow and thrive, and assisting families as they care for and support their children, is my intention every day.

Where I see patients (4)

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