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Rohit Kumar, MD

Rohit Kumar, MD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Attending Physician 
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care 
NCCN, Lung Cancer Screening Panel Member

Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma TRDG Member

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, Training & Credentials

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

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine  
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care

Memberships

  • 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
Publications

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.