Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Anita Kumar

Meet Medical Oncologist Anita Kumar

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Anita Kumar, MD

Medical Oncologist

Titles

Regional Care Network Medical Site Director, MSK Basking Ridge

Clinical Expertise

Hodgkin Lymphoma; Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Mantle Cell Lymphoma; Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma; Clinical Trials Research; Novel Therapeutic Agents; Minimal Residual Disease Testing

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About Me

Education

MD, Northwestern University

Residencies

Internal Medicine - Brigham and Women's Hospital

Fellowships

Medical Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology; Hematology

I am a medical oncologist whose practice is devoted to caring for people with lymphoma. I have clinical expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma and my research focus is on mantle cell lymphoma. I work closely with a team of lymphoma experts from many different departments. We are dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate care to our patients.

The lymphoma team’s mission is not only to provide the best care but also to push the envelope in terms of improving outcomes for our patients. I am grateful to be involved in clinical trials research aimed at improving treatments for patients with Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Because of our innovative research program, we are able to deliver therapies that are not yet available anywhere else. Many of these treatments are less toxic and more effective than standard treatments. Currently, I am the principal investigator of clinical trials that incorporate novel biologically targeted therapies. These include ibrutinib (Imbruvica®), brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris®), lenalidomide (Revlimid®), and venetoclax (Venclexta™).

When people come to Memorial Sloan Kettering for their diagnosis and treatment, they benefit from the unparalleled experience and expertise of an entire group of people focused on their care. We regularly consult with one another to develop optimal treatment plans that align with our patients’ individual diagnoses, circumstances, and personal goals. As their doctor, I consider myself my patients’ advocate and guide throughout their entire journey, and I feel privileged and humbled to be a part of their lives.

Colleagues

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

Clinical Trials

Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Kumar’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.