Sameera Kumar, MD

Dr. Sameera Kumar
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Treatment Philosophy

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

Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology

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.

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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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.07.036

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.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2017.00197

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.

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Dr. Kumar on PubMed

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