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Padmaja Kankar, MD

Valley Children’s Medical Group Doctor
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Dr. Padmaja Kankar joined Valley Children’s as a pediatric urgent care physician with Valley Children’s Pedi Center Urgent Care team in Bakersfield in December 2018. She comes to us from Clinica Sierra Vista in Bakersfield, where she practiced as a pediatrician for 10 years. 

Dr. Kankar earned her medical degree from SV Medical College in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India. She then went on to complete an internship and residency at Metropolitan Hospital at New York Medical Center and White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles.

Over the course of her career, Dr. Kankar has been an active researcher, focusing a significant amount of her research on stroke education and prevention. She submitted an abstract of her research on Community Risk Factors (Epidemiology of Stroke, Community Stroke Education Programs) to the American Heart Association International Stroke Conference.

A talented linguist, Dr. Kankar speaks English, medical Spanish, Hindi, Telugu and Urdu.