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Rajendra Kumar, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Unit Number: 1475
Houston, TX 77030-4009
Room Number: FCT15.6026

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1965 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, MD, Medicine
1961 Hans Raj College, Delhi University, Delhi, India, Premedical, Premedical

Postgraduate Training

1971-1974 Resident in Diagnostic Radiology, New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, NJ
1970-1971 Resident in Internal Medicine, New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, NJ
1969-1970 Internship in Internal Medicine, New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry, Newark, NJ

Board Certifications

1978 American Board of Internal Medicine -- Board Eligible
1976 American Board of Nuclear Medicine
1975 American Board of Radiology

Honors and Awards

2011 Listed among "Best Doctors in America"
2010 Listed among "Best Doctors in America"
2009 Listed among "Best Doctors in America"
2008 Listed among "Best Doctors in America"
2005 Listed among "Best Doctors in America"
2004 Listed among "Best Doctors in America"
2003 Listed in the "Guide to America's Top Radiologists", Consumers' Research Council of America
2002 Listed among "Best Doctors in America"
1992-2004 Editor's Certificate of Recognition, RSNA and Radiographics
1992 Fellow, American College of Radiology
1991 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Texas Alpha Chapter

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Kumar R, Deavers MT, Dos Reis Teixeira Neto A, Moon BS, Madewell JE. Posttraumatic Intramedullary Osteochondroma: Report of a Case. Skeletal Radiol 42(5):725-8, 5/2013. e-Pub 1/2013. PMID: 23354526.
2. Haygood TM, Wong J, Lin JC, Li S, Matamoros A, Costelloe CM, Yeung H, Sandler CM, Nunez RF, Kumar R, Madewell JE. Skeletal muscle metastases: a three-part study of a not-so-rare entity. Skeletal Radiol 40(8):641-645, 8/2012. e-Pub 11/2011. PMID: 22101865.
3. Kumar R, Deaver MT, Czerniak BA, Madewell JE. Intraosseous Hibernoma. Skeletal Radiol 40(5):641-5, 5/2011. e-Pub 1/2011. PMID: 21207023.
4. Costelloe CM, Murphy WA, Haygood TM, Kumar R, McEnery KW, Stafford RJ, Roy A, Bassett RL, Harrell RK, Madewell JE. Comparison of half-dose and full-dose gadolinium MR contrast on the enhancement of bone and soft tissue tumors. Skeletal Radiol 40(3):327-333, 3/2011. e-Pub 9/2010. PMID: 20862469.
5. Kim J,Kumar R, Raymond AK, Ayala AG. Non-epiphyseal chondroblastoma arising in the iliac bone, and complicated by an aneurysmal bone cyst: a case report and review of the literature. Skeletal Radiol 39(6):583-7, 6/2010. e-Pub 11/2009. PMID: 19936740.
6. Haygood TM, Wang J, Kumar R, John S. A toddler with bilateral fractures of the fibula,. Radiology Case Reports 4:300, 2009. e-Pub 2009.
7. Eyzaguirre E, Liqiang W, Karla GM, Kumar R, Alberto A, Gatalica Z. Intraosseous lipoma. A clinical, radiologic and pathologic study of 5 cases. Ann Diagn Pathol 11(5):320-325, 10/2007. e-Pub 8/2007. PMID: 17870016.
8. Costelloe CM, Kumar R, Yasko AW, Murphy WA, Stafford RJ, Lewis VO, Lin PP, Madewell JE. Imaging characteristics of locally recurrent tumors of bone. AJR Am J Roentgenol 188(3):855-863, 3/2007. PMID: 17312079.
9. Garcia GM, McCord GC, Kumar R. Hydroxyapatite crystal deposition disease. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 7:187-193, 2003.
10. Iwasko N, Steinbach LS, Disler D, Pathria M, Hottya GA, Kattapuram S, Varma DG, Kumar R. Imaging findings in Mazabraud's syndrome: seven new cases. Skeletal Radiol 31:81-87, 2002. PMID: 11828328.
11. Kumar R, Schreiber MH. The changing indications for excretory urography. JAMA (Yugoslavian edition), 2000.
12. Kumar R, Arya S, Varma DGK, Moser RH, Madewell JE, Swischuk LE. The scapula: normal and abnormal. Postgraduate Radiology 14:113-130, 1994.
13. Varma DG, Ayala AG, Carrasco CH, Guo SQ, Kumar R and Edeiken J. Chondrosarcoma: MR imaging with pathologic correlation. Radiographics 12:687-704, 1992. PMID: 1636034.
14. Chaljub G, Van Fleet R, Guinto FC Jr, Crow WN, Martinez L, Kumar R. MR imaging of clival and paraclival lesions. AJR Am J Roentgenol 159:1069-1074, 1992. PMID: 1414777.
15. Varma DGK, Moulopoulos A, Sara AS, Leeds N, Kumar R, Kim EE, Wallace S. MR imaging of extracranial nerve sheath tumors. J Comput Assist Tomogr 16:448-453, 1992.
16. Goodman P, Kumar R. Case No. 11. Intern Med 12:46/88-90, 1991.
17. Milman RM, Kumar R. Case No. 14. Intern Med 12:41/50, 1991.
18. Goodman P, Kumar R, Alperin JB. Diffuse intraabdominal lymphoma complicating idiopathic myelofibrosis: CT demonstration. AJR Am J Roentgenol 156:1189-1190, 1991. PMID: 2028865.
19. Varma DGK, Kumar R, Carrasco CH, Guo SQ, Richli WR. MR imaging of periosteal chondroma. J Comput Assist Tomogr 15:1008-1010, 1991.
20. Chaljub G, Guinto FC Jr, Crow W, Kumar R. MRI diagnosis of spinal cord compression in beta-thalassemia. Spine 16:583-584, 1991.
21. Kumar R, Matasar K, Stansberry S, Shirkhoda A, David R, Madewell JE, Swischuck LE. The calcaneus: normal and abnormal. Radiographics 11:415-440, 1991. PMID: 1852935.
22. Moser RP Jr, Davis MJ, Gilkey FW, Kransdorf MJ, Rosado de Christenson ML, Kumar R, Bloem JL, Stull MA. From the archives of the AFIP: primary Ewing sarcoma of rib. Radiographics 10:899-914, 1990.
23. Kumar R, Moser RP Jr, Madewell JE, Edeiken J. Parosteal osteogenic sarcoma arising in cranial bones: radiologic features in eight patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol 155:113-117, 1990.
24. Kumar R, Madewell JE, Lindell MM, Swischuk LE. The fibrous lesions of the bone. Radiographics 10:237-256, 1990.
25. Kumar R, Balachandran S, Shirkhoda A, Morettin LB. Pancreatic carcinoma masquerading as renal cell carcinoma: Report of three cases. Urol Radiol 11:20-24, 1989. PMID: 2734969.
26. David R, Oria RA, Kumar R, Singleton EB, Lindell MM, Shirkhoda A, Madewell JE. Radiologic features of eosinophilic granuloma of bone. AJR Am J Roentgenol 153:1021-1026, 1989. PMID: 2801420.
27. Kumar R, Madewell JE, Lindell MM, Swischuk LE, David R. The clavicle: normal and abnormal. Radiographics 9:677-706, 1989.
28. David R, Lamki LM, Fan S, Singleton EB, Eftekhari F, Shirkhoda A, Kumar R, Madewell JE. The many faces of neuroblastoma. Radiographics 9:859-882, 1989.
29. Kumar R, David R, Sayle BA, Lamki LM. Adrenal scintigraphy. Sem Roentgenol 23(4):243-249, 1988.
30. Kumar R, David R, Shirkhoda A, Bedi DG, Fagan CJ. Cystic renal cell carcinoma: diagnostic considerations. J Med Imaging 2:156-163, 1988.
31. Kumar R, Guinto FC Jr, Madewell JE, David R, Shirkhoda A. Expansile bone lesions of the vertebra. Radiographics 8:749-769, 1988. PMID: 3175086.
32. Bedi DG, Kumar R, Morettin LB, Gourley K. Fibrolamellar carcinoma of the liver: CT, ultrasound and angiography. Case report. Eur J Radiol 8:109-112, 1988. PMID: 2838279.
33. Patel NK, Kumar R, Kinkhabwala M, Wengrover S. Lumbar pedicle: radiologic anatomy and pathology. CRC Press 28:75-132, 1988.
34. Winsett MZ, Kumar R, Balachandran S, Bedi DG, Gallagher P, Fagan CJ. Pseudocyst following splenectomy: impact of CT and ultrasound on its diagnosis and management. Gastrointest Radiol 13:177-179, 1988. PMID: 3282966.
35. Winsett MZ, Amparo EG, Fawcett HD, Kumar R, Johnson RF Jr, Bedi DG, Winsett OE. Renal transplant dysfunction: MR evaluation. AJR Am J Roentgenol 150:319-323, 1988.
36. Kumar R, Guinto FC Jr, Madewell JE, Swischuk LE, David R. The vertebral body: radiographic configurations in various congenital and acquired disorders. Radiographics 8:455-485, 1988.
37. Kumar R, David R, Madewell JE, Lindell MM Jr. Radiographic spectrum of osteogenic sarcoma. AJR Am J Roentgenol 148:767-772, 1987. PMID: 3493662.
38. Patel NP, Kumar R, Kinkhabwala M, Wengrover S. Radiology of lumbar vertebral pedicle: variants, anomalies and pathologic condition. Radiographics 7:101-138, 1987.
39. Kumar R, Swischuk LE, Madewell JE. Benign cortical defect: site of avulsion fracture. Skeletal Radiol 15:553-555, 1986.
40. Kumar R, Bedi DG, Fawcett D, Winsett MZ, Fagan CJ. Indium-111 leukocyte scanning: false-negative study in a renal abscess. Clin Nucl Med 11:274-275, 1986.
41. Kumar R, Swischuk LE, Schrieber, MH. Role of Indium 111 chloride imaging in osteoid osteoma. J Clin Nuc Med 11:721-725, 1986.
42. Bedi DG, Salmon A, Winsett MZ, Fagan CJ, Kumar R. Ruptured uterus: sonographic diagnosis. J Clin Ultrasound 14:529-533, 1986.
43. Kumar R, David R, Cierny G III. Clear cell chondrosarcoma. Radiology 154:45-48, 1985.
44. Kumar R, Schreiber MH. Rivalutazions del ruolo dell'urografia. JAMA (Italian edition) 2:14-19, 1985.
45. Kumar R, Schreiber MH. The changing indications for excretory urography. Jama 254:403-405, 1985. PMID: 3892062.
46. Kumar R, Schreiber MH. The changing indications for excretory urography. JAMA (Chinese edition), 1985.
47. Kumar R, Schreiber MH. The changing indications for excretory urography. JAMA (South-east Asian edition), 1985.
48. Kumar R, Amparo EG, David R, Fagan CJ, Morettin LB. Adult Wilms' tumor: clinical and radiographic features. Urol Radiol 6:164-169, 1984. PMID: 6083649.
49. Kumar R, Haque AK, Cohen MS. Endometriosis of the urinary bladder: demonstration by sonography. J Clin Ultrasound 12:363-365, 1984.
50. Kumar R, van der Smissen E, Jorizzo J. Sporotrichosis osteomyelitis without arthritis. J Can Assoc Rad 35:83-84, 1984.
51. Kumar R, Wilson D, Santa-Cruz FR. The post-operative urological complications of renal transplantation. Radiographics 4:531-547, 1984.
52. Kumar R, Morettin LB, Jacobi K and Gourley WK. Hemorrhagic cytomegalovirus colitis in a patient with uremia. Tex Med 79:46-49, 1983.
53. Kumar R, House R. Idiopathic transient osteoporosis of the hip in pregnancy. Tex Med 79:33-34, 1983.
54. Kumar R, Roper PR and Guinto FC Jr. Subcutaneous ossification of the legs in chronic venous stasis. J Comput Assist Tomogr 7:377-378, 1983. PMID: 6403601.
55. Kumar R, Balachandran S. Unilateral septic sacroiliitis: importance of the anterior view of the bone scan. Clin Nucl Med 8:413-415, 1983.
56. Kumar R, Weiner MA, Schreiber MH. Modified excretory urography in prehysterectomy patients. Urol Radiol 4:191-192, 1982. PMID: 7168099.
57. Morettin LB, Kumar R. Small renal carcinoma with large retroperitoneal hemorrhage: diagnostic considerations. Urol Radiol 3:143-148, 1981. PMID: 7340025.
58. Kumar R, Schaff DC and Ostrowski ES. Entrapped urinary bladder: complication of pelvic trauma. Urology 16:82-83, 1980.
59. Balachandran S, Kumar R, Kuo TT. Functional asplenia in sezary syndrome. Clin Nucl Med 5:149-151, 1980.
60. Kumar R . Multiple pulmonary nodules in leukemia: a case report and review of the literature. J Can Assoc Radiol 3:71-72, 1980.
61. Kumar R, Balachandran S. Relative roles of radionuclide scanning and radiographic imaging in eosinophilic granuloma. Clin Nucl Med 5:538-542, 1980.
62. Lopez FA, Kumar R, Friedenberg R. The tilted trigone. Indication of hernia of posterior wall of bladder. Urology 3:195-196, 1974. PMID: 4812664.
63. Kumar R, Malhotra K, Wei W, Atkinson E, Kumar M, Patel S, Haygood T. Incidence of Primary Osteosarcoma in older patients. Journal of Cancer. Submitted.

Invited Articles

1. Haygood TM, Malhotra K, Willis M, Madewell JE, Kumar R,. Osteosarcoma of the Ribs. Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology 32(15). e-Pub 7/2009.
2. Garcia GM, McCord GC, Kumar R. Hydroxyapatite crystal deposition disease. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 7:187-193, 2003.
3. Kumar R, Madewell JE. Rheumatoid and seronegative arthropathies of the foot. In: Radiologic Clinics of North America. Vol. 25. W.B. Saunders Co: Philadelphia, PA, 1987.
4. Kumar R, Madewell JE, Swischuk LE. The growth plate normal and abnormal. In: Radiologic Clinics of North America. W.B. Saunders Co: Philadelphia, PA, 1987.
Other Articles
1. Costelloe CM, Yasko AW, Murphy WA Jr, Kumar R, Lewis VO, Lin PP, Stafford RJ, Madewell JE. MRI of locally recurrent soft tissue tumors of the musculoskeletal system. The Internet Journal of Radiology 5(2), 2007.

Abstracts

1. Steinbach LS, Disler D, Pathria M, Hottya G, Helms C, Kattapuram SV, Varma DGK, Kumar R. Update on imaging findings in Mazabraud's syndrome: seven new cases. AJR Am J Roentgenol 170, 1999.
2. Varma DGK, Ayala AG, Carrasco CH, Guo SO, Kumar R, Edeiken J. Chondrosarcoma: MR imaging of 21 cases with pathologicial correlation. RSNA Supplement to Radiology 181:342, 1991.
3. Juneja HS, Kumar R, Johnson RF, Sayle BA, Gardner FH. Comparison of bone marrow imaging using magnetic resonance imaging and indium-111 chloride scintigraphy in patients with myelodysplasia and aplastic anemia. Exp Hematol 18:627, 1990.
4. Kumar R, Juneja HS, Sayle BA, Johnson RF. Bone marrow imaging with MR and indium-111 chloride scintigraphy in patients with myelodysplasia and aplastic anemia. Radiology 173:141, 1989.
5. Kumar R, Swischuk LE, Madewell JE. Benign cortical defect: site of avulsion fracture. Year Book Diagn Radiol, 1988.
6. Kumar R, David R, Cierny G III. Clear cell chondrosarcoma. Year Book Diagn Radiol, 1986.
7. Kumar R, Bedi DG, Fawcett D. Septic sacroiliitis. J Nucl Med 27:314, 1985.
8. Kumar R, Winsett MZ, Bedi DG. Septic sacroiliitis. Radiology 157:84, 1985.

Book Chapters

1. Madewell JE, Costelloe CM, Haygood TM, Kumar R , Murphy WA. Bone Sarcoma, Imaging. In: Bone Sarcoma Volume VII of the MD Anderson Cancer Care Series, 1st Edition. Ed(s) Yasko A, Lin P. Springer-Verlag: New York. In Press.
2. Kumar R , Ludwig JA, Vewis VO, Madewell JR. Soft Tissue Sarcomas. In: Oncologic Imaging, A Multidisciplinary Approach. Ed(s) Silverman PM. El Sevier: Philadelphia, 2012.
3. Kumar R . Soft Tissue Sarcomas. In: Musculoskeletal Imaging Case Study. Ed(s) Tehrenzadeh, J. McGraw Hill: New York, New York, 2009.
4. Mader JT, Kumar R , Simmons D, Calhoun J. Skin, soft tissue, bone and joint infections. In: Atlas of Infectious Diseases. Vol. II. Ed(s) GL Mandell. Churchill Livingstone: Philadelphia, PA, 1995.
5. Kumar R . Renal transplantation complications. In: Algorithmic Approach to Medical Problems. Ed(s) R Eisenberg. J.B. Lippincott and Co: Philadelphia, PA, 1987.
6. Lopez FA, Kumar R . The medical diseases of the kidneys. In: Roentgenographic Atlas of the Genitourinary System. Ed(s) Ney and Friendenberg. J.B. Lippincott and Company: Philadelphia, PA, 1982.
7. Kumar R . The urinary system. In: Introduction to Diagnostic Radiology. Ed(s) MH Schreiber. Charles C. Thomas: Springfield, IL, 1980.

Last updated: 7/11/2014