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Vinodh A. Kumar, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

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

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler Street
Unit 1482
Houston, TX 77030

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2001 Loyola University Chicago: Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, MD, Medicine
1996 Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, BA, Cum Laude, Biology and Psychology

Postgraduate Training

7/2006-6/2008 Clinical Fellowship, Neuroradiology, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
7/2002-6/2006 Clinical Residency, Radiology, University of Texas at Houston, Houston, TX
7/2001-6/2002 Clinical Internship, Internal Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications

2009 American Board of Radiology with subspecialty in Neuroradiology
2006 American Board of Radiology


Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Neuroradiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 7/2008-8/2014

Honors and Awards

2013 Magna Cum Laude Award - On the Shoulder of Giants: "Elemental Brain Volumes" derived from modifications of prior parcellation strategies help to explain glial tumor spread, The American Society of Neuroradiology

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Sweeney SA, Kumar VA, Tayar J, Weber DM, Safdar A, Alonso C, Hymes S. Case 181: Synovitis acne pustulosis hyperostosis osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome. Radiology 263(2):613-617, 5/2012. PMID: 22517965.
2. Hayman LA, Kumar VA, Hamilton J, Prabhu SS, Thiebaut de Schotten M, Al-Zubidi N, Pagani J, Vabulas M, Groneman M, Kumar AJ. Deformable anatomic templates embed knowledge into patient's brain images: part 1. Construction and display. J Comput Assist Tomogr 36(3):354-359, May-Jun, 5/2012. PMID: 22592623.
3. Hamilton JD, Kumar VA, Hayman LA, Prabhu SS, Hou P, Jackson EF, Groneman M, Pagani J, Vabulas M, Kumar AJ. Deformable anatomic templates embed knowledge into brain images: part 2. Validation using functional magnetic resonance imaging of the motor hand. J Comput Assist Tomogr 36(2):280-284, Mar-Apr, 3/2012. PMID: 22446375.
4. Sweeny S, Kumar VA, Tayar J, Weber D, Safdar A, Alonso C, Hymes S. Diagnosis Please: Case 181. Radiology 262:361-363, 1/2012.
5. Kumar VA, Hofstede TM, Ginsberg LE. CT imaging features of obturator prostheses in patients following palatectomy or maxillectomy. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 32(10):1926-1929, Nov-Dec, 11/2011. e-Pub 7/2011. PMID: 21799037.
6. Kumar VA, Knopp EA, Zagzag D. Magnetic resonance dynamic susceptibility-weighted contrast-enhanced perfusion imaging in the diagnosis of posterior fossa hemangioblastomas and pilocytic astrocytomas: initial results. J Comput Assist Tomogr 34(6):825-829, Nov-Dec, 11/2010. PMID: 21084895.
7. Kumar AJ, Leeds NE, Kumar VA, Fuller GN, Lang FF, Milas Z, Weinberg JS, Ater JL, Sawaya R. Magnetic resonance imaging features of pilocytic astrocytoma of the brain mimicking high-grade gliomas. J Comput Assist Tomogr 34(4):601-611, 7/2010. PMID: 20657231.
8. Kumar VA, Lewin JS, Ginsberg LE. CT assessment of vocal cord medialization. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 27(8):1643-1646, 9/2006. PMID: 16971603.


1. Kumar VA, Hayman LA, Hamilton J, Wong A, Tang R, Schiffman J. Deformable anatomic templates embed information on eye movement disorders into brain images. Journal of Neuroradiology 22nd Meeting of the European Neurological Society Proceedings Book:S222 (#P805), 6/2012.

Last updated: 5/11/2015