Rohit Kumar, MD

Rohit Kumar, MD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Director, Respiratory and Pulmonary Function Service

Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma TRDG Member

NCCN, Lung Cancer Screening Panel Member

Language(s) Other than English

Hindi;  Punjabi

Treatment Philosophy

I often tell my kids “We are a Team” and like to extend the same philosophy to my patients. I realize that illness does not just affect an individual, but the whole family. In my daily encounters, I try best to address what concerns patients most, besides also treating their symptoms.

I feel fortunate to have joined a team of colleagues at Fox Chase Cancer Center who share my thoughts and enthusiasm for challenging difficult disease conditions. While I am most interested in lung cancer, I like to think of my self as a comprehensive pulmonologist, eager to diagnose and manage a vast variety of pulmonary conditions including sarcoidosis, COPD, asthma and pulmonary infections.

Most recently, I have become especially interested in early detection of lung cancer with low dose CT scanning, and am working on building effective models to implement and further study comprehensive screening. I am excited to join Fox Chase as it gives me the opportunity to collaborate closely with researchers working on other modalities to further enhance early lung cancer detection.

I hope to work along with you in any way to help facilitate your goals and relieve suffering. I look forward to long lasting relationships.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Fellow, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2007-2010
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, Graduate Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2003-2006
  • Resident, Pulmonary Medicine, V.P. Chest Institute, University of Delhi, India, 2002
  • MD, University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi, India, 1999


  • American Board of Internal Medicine  
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Board Certification in Interventional Pulmonology


  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
    • Lung Cancer Screening Panel
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Interventional Pulmonary Network
  • Laennec Society of Philadelphia
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • Best Case Report. ACCP., Pulmonary Talc Granulomatosis in HIV, 2012
  • Golden Stethoscope Award – Nominated by Drexel, University students for Best teacher, 2006
  • Annual ACP Medical Jeopardy Competition, Pennsylvania Chapter, 2005
Research Profile

Research Interests

  • Lung Cancer Screening: Implementing effective screening models
  • Role of Bronchoscopy in Bone Marrow Transplant recipients

Selected Publications

Puchalski J, Lee HJ, Kumar R, et al. Secondary Carina Y stent Placement for Post Lung Transplant Bronchial Stenosis. Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology; April 2012, p 109-114.

Intenzo C, Donuru A, Kumar R, et al. Does a Decrease in SUVmax in Dual-Point FDG-PET/CT Imaging Reliably Exclude Malignancy of a Solitary Pulmonary Nodule (SPN)? RSNA 2011

Lee HJ, Kumar R, Haas A, et al. Comparison of two techniques for airway lidocaine administration during endobronchial ultrasound. Chest 2009; 136 (Suppl): pending publication.



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  • 5.0
    November 25, 2019
    Dr. Kumar is the best.
  • 5.0
    November 17, 2019
    Very good care.
  • 5.0
    October 17, 2019
    A very good experience with the doctor.
  • 5.0
    October 14, 2019
    Was very happy with the overall care. Would tell everyone to go to Dr. Kumar & Fox Chase.
  • 5.0
    October 06, 2019
    Dr. Kumar always give sufficient time to listen to our concerns. Each visit provided detail explanations to results & easy to understand.
  • 5.0
    September 23, 2019
    Did not have appt. but was urgently referred by oncologist and was treated quickly. Very impressed!
  • 5.0
    September 23, 2019
    Doctor Kumar is a wonderful doctor. Cares a lot and I would send everyone to him if I could all doctors should be like him.
  • 5.0
    September 15, 2019
    I am very satisfied with my care and treatment.
  • 5.0
    September 04, 2019
    This provider and staff provided an excellent experience.
  • 5.0
    August 15, 2019
    Dr Kumar was one of the finest I ever met.. He explained everything thoroughly
  • 5.0
    August 06, 2019
    Good doctor.
  • 5.0
    August 06, 2019
    I have always received excellent care from the several doctors, nurses & assistants that I see at Fox Chase. Dr. Kumar is one of the best.
  • 5.0
    May 14, 2019
    No bad experience. Always treated with courtesy and respect.
  • 5.0
    May 12, 2019
    Very comforting through whole appointment.
  • 5.0
    April 30, 2019
    I'm deeply grateful to God for Doctor Rohit Kumar perfect in every way.
  • 5.0
    April 18, 2019
    Dr Kumar is an asset to Fox Chase and your pulmonary department. He has excellent bedside manner and a vast knowledge of explaining my lung issues and treatments with me. He and Dr [...] have given me hope and the ability and proper treatments to live my life. ALL of the staff is professional and courteous and give you hope when dealing with the grave diagnosis of lung cancer.
  • 5.0
    April 16, 2019
    Dr. Kumar is a very kind & compassionate specialist. I like him very much.
  • 5.0
    April 14, 2019
    Provider & staff excellent.
  • 4.5
    March 26, 2019
    I always find that visiting with Dr. Kumar and his staff to be a very satisfying experience.
  • 5.0
    March 21, 2019
    All good experiences.

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