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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

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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4.9 / 5.0


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  • 5.0
    October 19, 2020
  • 5.0
    September 22, 2020
    Dr. Kumar is a great doctor & is helping me.
  • 5.0
    August 28, 2020
    [...] Dr. Rohit Kumar has been very good to me. His sec. [...] great and answers all my question promptly.
  • 5.0
    July 31, 2020
    The dr. and staff put me at ease.
  • 5.0
    July 17, 2020
    Initially I was petrified about the results of my lung screening. However, I must sat that Dr. Kumar has an excellent bedside manner. Dr. Kumar showed me what was found and explained the x-ray in layman terms so I would know what was going on and the next step. My first time experience with Dr. Kumar and the staff of Fox Chase was outstanding.
  • 5.0
    May 27, 2020
    Dr. Kumar one of the best doctors at FCCC. Always shows concerns & provides sufficient time to explain & listen to patient.
  • 5.0
    May 25, 2020
    Always a very good experience!
  • 5.0
    May 20, 2020
    Totally good and pleasant visit/experience.
  • 5.0
    May 12, 2020
    This was a phone call visit and everything went very well.
  • 5.0
    February 21, 2020
    Dr. Kumar is the best! He always follows up and makes sure all of my questions are answered.
  • 5.0
    January 29, 2020
    Dr. Kumar commits & devotes enough time to patient. Listens & explains conditions in an easy way to understand.
  • 5.0
    January 28, 2020
    Good experience - doctor, nurses & receptionists OUTSTANDING.
  • 5.0
    January 20, 2020
    Dr. Kumar was extremely concerned with my health and was informative about future care.
  • 5.0
    January 12, 2020
    excellent experience [...] I have been seeing Dr Kumar for three years and he is always very informative and most generous with his time and answering any questions. Very fortunate to be working with him. [...]
  • 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!

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