Our Pediatrician

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Dr. Kalpana Kumari, or as her patients and colleagues call her “Dr K”, is a board certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.Dr. Kalpana Kumari

Dr. Kumari completed her residency in pediatrics at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, New Jersey. After completion of her residency, she worked with well known private pediatric practices in New York and New Jersey serving townships of Piscataway, Edison, Plainfields & Woodbridge. She was also an Attending Physician in Emergency Department at Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, New York.

After several years of experience in Pediatrics, Dr Kumari became the founder and medical director of Rise & Shine pediatrics, PC. Her founding vision has been to provide exemplary high quality personalized medical care to her patients. She desires for Rise & Shine Pediatrics to be a comprehensive medical home for her patients and their families. She currently holds hospital privileges at John F Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, NJ, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and St. Peters Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.

Dr. Kumari is a proud mother of two children whose upbringing adds immense value to her experience. Due to her personal experience in dealing with autism with her son, whom she has been able to successfully mainstream into high school, she is well networked into parents and caregivers networks for children with disabilities and also with healthcare specialists working with autism spectrum disorders, both in NY and NJ. Additionally, Dr Kumari has also obtained training in childhood autism spectrum disorders and ADHD and has applied it to the benefit of her patients. Her areas of special interest include childhood obesity, in addition to autism and ADHD.


Dr Nagnur is a board certified pediatrician who completed her pediatric residency from the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark. She has a diverse experience in the field of pediatrics spanning 10 years, having worked as a pediatrician in her native country,India as well as in the United States. Travelling and painting are her favorite hobbies. Dr Nagnur has special interest in developmental pediatrics, pediatric infectious disease and dermatology.