Name: Tina Kumra
Member Since: 2022
Resides In: Ellicott City
Professional Background or Current Role: I am a pediatrician, the Medical Director of Remington Pediatrics, part of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, and an Assistant Professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Throughout my career I have strived to improve the health of underserved families in my primary care pediatrics practice while also addressing upstream social determinants of health in my community. I also enjoy teaching medical students and resident physicians and am the director of the first required clinical clerkship at Hopkins.
Community Connections: I have been a pediatrician caring for children and families in Baltimore City for over a decade. I provide primary healthcare to children and families, community health to expand access to preventive services, and educate the next generation of healthcare leaders in primary and community healthcare. I work closely with a school, church, and community center in my neighborhood to deliver cooking classes and nutritional counseling to elementary and middle school students and families.
Interest In Baltimore Hunger Project: My life’s work has been dedicated to the health of children. As a pediatrician, I have had the privilege of caring for thousands of children in Baltimore and watching them grow. Hungry children suffer in both their physical and mental health. When basic needs are not met, children are robbed of their chance to reach their full potential. That is unfair to them and a loss for us all. The genuine mission of Baltimore Hunger Project directly addresses these issues one precious child at a time, providing food and basic needs to children in ways that maintain their dignity and allow them to thrive.