Parvesh Kumar, MD

Professor, Radiation Oncology
Associate Director of Clinical Research, The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Radiation Oncologist
Radiation Oncology

Bachelor of Science, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Doctor of Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
Intern, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


Curriculum vitae

Parvesh Kumar, MD, is the Associate Director of Clinical Research at The University of Kansas Cancer Center (KUCC). In his role as associate director of clinical research, Dr. Kumar is in charge of the Disease Working Groups, Chairs the Clinical Research Leadership Committee, and provides strategic direction and vision for the KUCC clinical research enterprise.

Dr. Kumar is internationally renowned for his contributions to the field of radiation therapy in the areas of lung cancer, head and neck tumors, and prostate cancer. He has been a principle investigator (PI) and co-PI on a wide variety of national (Cancer and Leukemia Group B and Radiation Therapy Oncology Group) and institutional clinical trials involving lung cancer, head and neck tumors and prostate cancer. He has also been the recipient of numerous federal and pharma industry research grants, including a $1.22 million clinical trial award from the Department of Defense (DOD) for evaluating the role of docetaxel radiosensitization in high risk post-prostatectomy prostate cancer patients. Since 2005, Kumar has been named as one of the "Best Doctors in America."

A Kansas City native, Kumar completed his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering with honors from the University of Kansas. He received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from The University of Kansas School of Medicine, and completed his residency in radiation oncology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he was Chief Resident and Fellow of the American Cancer Society in his senior year of training.

Last modified: Nov 06, 2015

Parvesh Kumar, MD

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Parvesh Kumar, MD
Professor, Radiation Oncology
Associate Director of Clinical Research, The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Radiation Oncologist

Richard and Annette Bloch Radiation Oncology Pavilion, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, MS 4033, Kansas City, KS 66160

P: 913-588-3600

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