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Director, Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Center

Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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Dr. Kumar received his medical degree from L.T.M. Medical College, Mumbai, India, his PhD in anatomy and cell biology from the University of Iowa, pediatric residency training at the Mayo Clinic and fellowship in pediatric hematology / oncology / BMT at the University of Minnesota. He was appointed to the faculty of the University of Minnesota in the Department of Pediatrics where he was a member of the programs in pediatric leukemia and global pediatrics. He is currently an associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency at Cincinnati Children's within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Kumar’s laboratory is engaged in researching the biology of infant leukemia. Discoveries made in his laboratory have significantly enhanced the current understanding of leukemia. Dr. Kumar is also active in education. He has delivered invited lectures and grand round presentations on various topics.

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Clinical Interests

Childhood cancer and blood disorders; immune deficiency

Research Interests

Leukemia biology; cancer biology

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Cancer Blood Disease Institute, Experimental Hematology, Immune Deficiencies and Histiocytosis, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Leukemia Lymphoma, Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute, Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Center, Best Doctors 2017-18, Rasopathy, HLH Center of Excellence

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My Education

MD: LTM Medical College, Mumbai, India.

Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Fellowship: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

PhD: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

Certification: General Pediatrics; Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Subspecialty.

Licenses: State of Ohio; State of Minnesota.