All professionals at Alabama Asthma, Allergy & Immunology Center maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. Shashi Kumar MD, FACAAI
Dr. Shashi Kumar is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. His post-graduate training includes specialization in Pediatrics at Lloyd Noland Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama and Allergy-Immunology at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and National Jewish Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. He served as a Major in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army. He was Chief of Allergy Clinical Immunology Clinic while stationed at 67th Combat Support Hospital in Wuerzburg, Germany. Early in his career, he was Chief of Pediatrics at Fox Army Medical Center on Redstone Arsenal. Dr. Kumar has given numerous national and local presentations on allergy and asthma. He and his wife Kavita have twin daughters, Meena and Nisha who are pursuing doctoral degrees in clinical psychology.
Dr. Shashi Kumar in the News
- Climate change and allergies: WAFF Interview
- Gesundiet: Allergy season in full swing - Athens New Courier
- Seasonal allergies WAFF Interview: Spring 2015 - Part 1
- Seasonal allergies WAFF Interview: Spring 2015 - Part 2
- On WAFF Channel 48 "Warm weather causes early bouts of allergies"
- On WAFF Channel 48 "Mighty Mites: Dust Mites #1 cause of allergies"
- On WAFF Channel 48 "Doctor Debunks Allergy Myths"
- On WHNT Channel 19 "For Allergy Sufferers, Season Starts Early"
Our Nurse Practitioner has been with this practice for the past 18 years. She received her Master's Degree in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Huntsville . She has over 35 years of nursing experience and has been nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1991. Kim works in collaboration with Dr. Kumar and is actively involved with the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of adults and children with asthma and allergic disease. She is married with four adult children and two grandchildren.
I am Shannon Lee I started my healtcare journey as a Respiratory Therapist in the Air Force in 1995. I traveled and practiced as a Respiratory Therapist for 15 years. I then decided to continue my journey as a RN in 2009 in the CCU at Huntsville Hospital where I stayed for 6 years. I continued my education and received my Master's in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at UAH. I was blessed to join Dr. Kumar as one of his Practitioner's in 2014 and have learned from the best. I feel I have come full circle. I also work at the Madison ER a few shifts a month expanding on my experience and always learning new skills. I absolutely LOVE what I do and I consider our patients a part of our family. I am truly blessed.