Jayshree N. Kumta, M.D.
Director, Inpatient Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Dr. Kumta joined Newark Beth Israel Medical Center as its Director for
Inpatient Pediatrics in July 2017, after having worked for nearly thirteen
years as a Pediatric Hospitalist at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston,
New Jersey. She completed a Residency in Pediatrics at Children’s
Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, Michigan, after obtaining an M.B.B.S.
degree from Seth G.S. Medical College in Mumbai, India, and had previously
been a Private Pediatrician in Mumbai, India, for more than five years.
Her current activities, reflecting her strong interest in fostering Medical
Education, include Teaching Rounds and Board Review Preparation for Pediatric
Residents and Medical Students. In addition, she has been a long-time
advocate for Breastfeeding, providing Lactation Management training to
Pediatric and OB/GYN Residents. She also works with Labor & Delivery
and Nursery Nurses with the goal of increasing Exclusive Breastfeeding rates.