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