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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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  • 5.0
    June 02, 2021
    Pleased with my experiences.
  • 5.0
    May 24, 2021
    My visits with Dr. Kumar have always been exceptional. Dr. Kumar treats patients w/respect, care & listen, patient's concerns & questions.
  • 5.0
    April 15, 2021
    Excellent experience.
  • 5.0
    April 15, 2021
    Dr. R. Kumar is well-informed about my cancer history. He makes decisions about my cancer care that will keep me healthy. TYSM I am so grateful.
  • 5.0
    March 24, 2021
    Dr. Kumar caring & thorough [...] Med. assistant very kind.
  • 5.0
    March 02, 2021
    Very positive experience with Dr. Rohit Kumar. I had future appointments with him.
  • 1.9
    March 01, 2021
    I like Fox Chase Hosp. Very much OK.
  • 5.0
    February 26, 2021
    I have confidence that the Doctor and staff of FCC are working in my best interest.
  • No Star Ratings Available January 24, 2021
    Always great experience with Dr. Kumar each time, whether at his clinic or telehealth. Dr. Kumar takes time to explain things and listen to patient's concerns and questions.
  • 5.0
    December 18, 2020
    Words cannot express how I feel about Dr. Kumar and the many other physicians that manage my care. I have the utmost appreciation and respect for them and the entire staff at Fox Chase Cancer Center! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
  • 5.0
    December 08, 2020
    The appointment was for a second opinion. Dr. Kumar was SO nice! He explained everything in detail and reassured us.
  • No Star Ratings Available December 07, 2020
    Once I was able to talk with Dr. Kumar he was very knowledgeable, patient and helpful. I look forward to seeing him in person for a follow up and feel more positive about my situation than before talking with him. I'm glad he's now part of my treatment team which is both encouraging and reassuring.
  • 5.0
    December 02, 2020
    [...] I have no complaints.
  • 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!

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