Sanjiv Kumra, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Sanjiv Kumra

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
Sanjiv Kumra, M.D.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Minnesota
F256/2B West
2450 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Center for Neurobehavioral Development


Medical School, University of Toronto, 1990

Residency, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, 1991-1995

Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, 1991-1995

Fellowship, NIMH - Child Psychiatry Branch, 1995-1998

MS, Clinical Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2005


Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Kumra trained at Harvard University and the National Institute of Mental Health. He is the recipient of numerous federal and industry grants aimed at understanding the pathophysiology of schizophrenia and other neurodevelopmental disorders in children. The primary focus of the laboratory is to apply non-invasive neuroimaging techniques to understand abnormalities in adolescent brain development. These techniques allow for the examination of brain structure, white matter integrity, and the intrinsic connectivity of the brain. The ultimate goal of the research program is to better understand how environmental exposures such as cannabis increase risk for mental disorders in youth. The other focus of the program is to identify novel treatments that target the mechanism(s) underlying mental disorders in youth. The research includes a multidisciplinary team of investigators including both psychiatrists and psychologists. Participants in research receive in-depth evaluations and consultation regarding diagnosis and treatment.


Teaching Areas

Dr. Kumra teaches psychiatry residents, child fellows, medical students, and post-doctoral Ph.D. psychologists. Dr. Kumra serves as the Division Chief in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program.


Board Certifications

Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, Neurology

Clinical Interests

Dr. Kumra is currently a board-certified child and adolescent and adult psychiatrist. He directs the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Kumra sees children and adolescents with a variety of emotional and behavioral disorders. He also trains psychiatry residents and graduate students in the practice of child and adolescent psychiatry. Additionally, he co-leads the AHEAD clinic (Adolescents and Young Adults at High Risk due to Emotional and Academic Di