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Avishek Kumar, MD

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology

Languages: English, Hindi and Spanish

Locations: Edison, NJ

Dr. Avishek Kumar has extensive experience in the field of hematology and oncology and has published in several peer-reviewed journals. He is presently the vice chairman of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rahway, N.J. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine as well as Medical Oncology.  

Following his graduation from Rutgers College with degrees in biology and archaeology, Dr. Kumar attended medical school at Saint George’s University. He completed his clinical rotations at university hospitals in New Jersey and New York City, and also participated in clinical electives in the United Kingdom and Prague. During his final year, he was selected to do a clerkship in Aerospace Medicine with NASA at Kennedy Space Center, where he presented on Bioartificial Muscle Models in Microgravity Environments.

Dr. Kumar did his residency in Internal Medicine at Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, N.J. followed by a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Afterward, he did subspecialty training in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center in Baltimore, Md.

After finishing his fellowship training, Dr. Kumar worked at the Compassionate Cancer Care Medical Group in California before moving back to his home state of New Jersey. While in California, he was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California Riverside School of Medicine.

In addition to his work as a hematology/oncology specialist, Dr. Kumar is presently serving as a lieutenant colonel and flight surgeon/aerospace medicine specialist as part of the 482d Fighter Wing based in Homestead, Fla. He has participated in numerous training exercises and been deployed overseas.

Education

Medical Education

Rutgers College (Biology and Archeology)
Saint George’s University School of Medicine

Residency

St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, N.J. (Internal Medicine)

fellowship

University of Pennsylvania (Geriatric Medicine)
University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center (Hematology and Oncology)

Awards and honors

Awards and honors

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors: 1st Edition,

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

Hospital Affiliations

JFK Medical Center

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