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Sumam M. Abraham, MD


Dr. Sumam Abraham has practiced medicine for over two decades, serving diverse patient populations in Washington. She also served as the resident representative for Carney Hospital for the Washington State Medical Association-Women in Medicine organization. Dr. Abraham practices family medicine and supports various groups that encourage diversity and inclusion among medical staff.

Education and Training

  • BA, University of Washington
  • MBBS, Kasturba Medical College
  • Transition Intern, Internal Medicine, Boston University Residency Program
  • Intern, Internal Medicine and Ambulatory Care Center, Carney Hospital
  • Resident, Tacoma Family Medicine


Selected Prior Positions

1998-present Member
King County Medical Society
1998-present Member
Washington State Medical Association
2001-present Member
Physicians for Social Responsibility
2008-present Family Physician
Kaiser Permanente Renton Medical Center
2010-2012 President
Minority Physicians and Allies, Business Resource Group
2010-2012 President of Business Resource Groups
Group Health Permanente
2011-2013 Director of Diversity
Group Health Permanente
2012-2015 Clinic Team Lead
Group Health Renton Clinic
2012-present Member
Planned Parenthood
2013-present Member
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
2015-2017 Chief of Staff
Kaiser Permanente Renton Medical Center
2016-present Mind Trust Member, Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Advisory Committee
Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine
2017-2018 Member, Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Advisory Committee
Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine
2017-present Gender Health Champion
Group Health Permanente

Selected Publications

Selected peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • Basse L, Brecher S, Abraham S, Maslow JN. Antibiotic resistance among isolates of Escherichia coli from chimpanzees with contact to humans (Kibali National Park, Uganda). 34th Annual Meeting, Infectious Diseases Society of America. New Orleans, LA. September 18-21, 1996.