Dr. Kumar grew up in St. Louis, MO, and completed his undergraduate studies at The University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill in 2004. He graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2010 and afterward completed a General Practice Residency in 2011 and an Oral Medicine Residency in 2013, both from the Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, NC). He also completed a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in May 2017. Following his residency training, he spent the next year serving as the Assistant General Practice Residency Program Director at Carolinas Medical Center. In May 2014, he ventured across the country to work in a community health setting in the rural town of Crescent City, CA, performing full scope general dentistry on patients of all ages. In addition to working in the community clinic, he also worked in a mobile dental unit that provided care to children at elementary schools. He joined WesternU We Care Dental in June 2017 and hopes to follow Dr. Shakir in providing compassionate and excellent dental care to the community.