Sameera Kumar, MD

Dr. Sameera Kumar

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Assistant Professor

Treatment Philosophy

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, July 2014-June 2018
    • Resident in Radiation Oncology, 2014-18
    • Chief Resident, 2017-18
  • PhD candidate,  Clinical and Translational Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY,  January 2015- Present
  • MD, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, 2013


  • American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Patient Stories

Tiffany Fagnani

Lung Cancer

Tiffany Fagnani

Lung Cancer

I am 40 years old and currently live in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Although I work as a case manager for an insurance company now, I was previously employed as a full-time nurse. I have always been a busy person with plenty on my plate, so when I started feeling tired and losing weight, I thought it was caused by the stress of my daily routine.

It wasn’t until July 2017 that I couldn’t ignore my symptoms any longer. When I developed a migraine and felt a tremor in my arm and eye, I knew I was about to lose consciousness. I immediately called 911.


Selected Publications

Kumar, S; Hall, L; Li, X; Downes, L; Shearer, A; Shelton, B; Gerring, S; McGarry, R. “Comparing Dosimetric Parameters and Clinical outcomes among different SBRT modalities.” IJROBP. Submitted.

Kumar, S; Feddock, J; Li, X; Shearer, A; Hall, L; Shelton, B; Arnold, S; McGarry, M. “An Update of a Prospective Study of SBRT for Post-chemoradiation Residual Disease in Stage II/III Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.” IJROBP. Accepted- In Press. DOI:

Kumar, S; Higgins, K; McGarry, R. “Emerging Therapies for Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Immunotherapy.” Frontiers of Oncology. Front. Oncol., 04 September 2017.

Verma, V; Shostrom, V; Kumar, S; Zhen, W; Hallemeier, C, Braunstein, S; Holland, J; Harkenrider, M; Ishkhanian, A; Neboori, H; Jabbour, S; Attia, A; Lee, P; Alite, F; Walker, J; Stahl, J; Wang, K; Bingham, B; Hadzitheodorou, C; Decker, R; McGarry, R; Simone, C. “Multi-Institutional Experience of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Large (≥5 Centimeter) Non-Small Cell Lung Tumors.” Cancer. September 9, 2016. PubMed

Dong, L; Kudrimoti, M; Irwin, D; Chen, L; Kumar, S; Shang, Y; Huang, C; Johnson, E; Stevens, S; Shelton, B; Yu, G. "Diffuse optical measurements of head and neck tumor hemodynamics for early prediction of chemoradiation therapy outcomes," J. Biomed. Opt. 21(8), 085004 (2016), doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.21.8.085004.

Kumar, SS; Stockham, AL; Chao, ST; Ahluwalia, MS; Suh, JH. “Radiation necrosis: now you see it, now you don’t." Applied Radiology. February 2013.

Additional Publications

Dr. Kumar on PubMed



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  • 5.0
    October 19, 2021
    Dr. Kumar is exceptional professional and personally. Fox Chase cannot afford to lose her; her needs should be a priority.
  • 5.0
    September 07, 2021
    Every dr. should have the same bedside manner that Dr. Sameera Kumar has.
  • 5.0
    August 16, 2021
    Dr. Sameera Kumar and her team are the best!
  • 5.0
    August 09, 2021
    Good experience.
  • 5.0
    July 24, 2021
    Dr Kamur and [...] are AWESOME!!!!
  • 5.0
    July 06, 2021
    Dr. Kumar is an excellent physician.
  • 5.0
    June 07, 2021
    Drs. & staff have been excellent all through my treatments.
  • 5.0
    April 23, 2021
    The Nurse that checked me in, the Doctor that came in first to talk to me, and my Doctor that I saw last, (Dr. Sameera Kumar), all made me feel like I was there only patient. What could be better than that?
  • 5.0
    April 21, 2021
    Good experience!
  • 5.0
    March 30, 2021
  • 5.0
    March 04, 2021
    Very happy with care I got.
  • 5.0
    February 10, 2021
    Everyone at Fox Chase is a hero to me.
  • 5.0
    January 21, 2021
    Good experience!
  • 5.0
    January 07, 2021
    Always treated good.
  • No Star Ratings Available December 18, 2020
    Was good and included me in care discussions and treatment.
  • 5.0
    October 01, 2020
    Amazing doctor, amazing hospital.
  • 5.0
    September 02, 2020
    Doctor Sameera Kumar is my best and favorite doctor. Each time I am eager to see her. God bless Kumar and my best wishes of health and happiness to Sameera.

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