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Ashok J Kumar, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1966 Madras Medical College, Madras, South India, India, MD, Medicine

Postgraduate Training

1972-1974 Fellowship, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
1969-1972 Clinical Residency, Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
1968-1969 Clinical Internship, General Surgery, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
1966-1967 Clinical Internship, Government General Hospital, Madras, South India, India

Board Certifications

2005 Recertification in Neuroradiology Maintenance of Certification American Board Examination
1995 American Board of Radiology with Added Qualification in Neuroradiology
1977 American Board of Radiology

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Radiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1974-1984
Instructor, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, 1973-1974

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Director of MRI, St. Joseph Hospital, Towson, MD, 7/1991-4/1992
Acting Co-Director of the Neuroradiology Division, Department of Radiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 7/1987-6/1988
Acting Director of Neuro-Magnetic-Resonance Imaging, Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology Division, The John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 7/1987-6/1988
Co-Director of Neuro-Magnetic-Resonance Imaging, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 7/1986-6/1987

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Diagnostic Imaging MRI Safety Committee, 2007-present
Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1997-2000

Honors and Awards

2006 Teacher of the Year, The University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston
2002 Summa Cum Laude, American Society of Neuroradiology
2001 Cum Laude Award, American Society of Neuroradiology
2001 Merit Award, American Roentgen Ray Society
2001 Teacher of the Year, The University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston
1997 Summa Cum Laude, American Society of Neuroradiology
1995 Cum Laude, American Society of Radiology
1995 Cum Laude, Radiological Society of North America
1984 Honorable Mention Citation, Radiological Society of North America
1981 Cum Laude, Radiological Society of North America

Professional Memberships

American Board of Radiology
Neuroradiology Board Examiner, 1999-present
American Roentgen Ray Society
Member, 2000-present
American Society of Head and Neck Radiology
Member, 1990-present
American Society of Neuroradiology
Member, 1978-present
Radiological Society of North America
Member, 1985-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Debnam JM, Schellingerhout D, Kumar AJ, Ketonen L, Shah K, Hamberg LM, Hunter GJ. Multidetector CT-guided lumbar puncture in patients with cancer. Interv Neuroradiol 15(1):61-66, 3/2009. e-Pub 4/2009. PMCID: PMC3306150.
2. Ma J, Jackson EF, Kumar AJ, Ginsberg LE. Improving fat-suppressed T2-weighted imaging of the head and neck with two fast spin-echo dixon techniques: initial experiences. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 10:3174, 2008. PMID: 18653688.
3. Shellenberger TD, Williams MD, Clayman GL, Kumar AJ. Parotid gland oncocytosis: CT findings with histopathologic correlation. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 29(4):734-736, 2008. PMID: 18272563.
4. Blumenschein GR, Kies MS, Papadimitrakopoulou VA, Lu C, Kumar AJ, Ricker JL, Chiao JH, Chen C, Frankel SR. Phase II trial of the histone deacetylase inhibitor vorinostat (Zolinza, suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid, SAHA) in patients with recurrent and/or metastatic head and neck cancer. Invest New Drugs 26(1):81-87, 2008. PMID: 17960324.
5. Gonzalez J, Kumar AJ, Conrad CA, Levin VA. Effect of bevacizumab on radiation necrosis of the brain. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 67(2):323-326, 2007. PMID: 17236958.
6. Costelloe CM, Fuller GN, Kumar AJ, Cline K, Neitzschman HR. Radiology case of the month. Palmar mass and finger weakness. Fibrolipomatous hamartoma. J La State Med Soc 158(1):7-8, 2006. PMID: 16602477.
7. Rozner MA, Burton AW, Kumar AJ. Pacemaker complication during magnetic resonance imaging. J Am Coll Cardiol 45:161-162, 2005. PMID: 15629394.
8. Lisenko Y, Kumar AJ, Yao J, Ajani J, Ho L. Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis originating from gastric cancer: report of eight cases and review of the literature. Am J Clin Oncol 26(2):165-170, 2003. PMID: 12714889.

Abstracts

1. Debnam JM, Raslan O, Schellingerhout D, Ketonen L, Kumar AJ, Wang J. Comparison of conventional and stereoscopic diffusion tensor imaging visualization techniques. 47th American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2009.
2. Kumar VA, Milas Z, Kumar AJ, Leeds NE. Imaging features of juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma. 41st American Society of Neuroradiology Annual Meeting, Washington, 5/2003.

Book Chapters

1. Leeds NE, Jackson EF, Kumar AJ. Imaging of metastatic tumor of the brain. In: Intracranial Metastases Current Management Strategies, 2nd. Ed(s) R Sawaya. Blackwell Publishing: Boston, 71-94, 2004.

Last updated: 7/16/2014