Kimara Gustafson

Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics

Research Summary

Primary research and education interests include special health care needs of adoptive children and children who have experience in the foster care system, socio-emotional trauma impact on development, racial and cultural social identity development for transracially adoptive or foster care children, and racial discrimination among historically marginalized youth in the United States.

Clinical Summary

Internationally and Domestically Adoptive Children, Children who have experienced Foster Care, Prenatal Substance Exposures (including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders), Pediatric Acute Urgent Care and Emergency Care.


MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
MPH in Maternal and Child Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Pediatrics,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

Minnesota Monthly "Top Doctor", Minnesota Monthly Magazine
Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors”, Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine



General Pediatrics & Adolescent Health
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