MD, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India, 2009
Internal Medicine, Georgetown University/MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, 2010-2013
Chief Residency, Georgetown University/MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, 2013-2014
Hematology/Oncology Georgetown University/MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, 2014-2017
Rachit Kumar, MD
Patient Care Philosophy:
I like combining cutting edge therapies with a patient centered approach to provide the best care possible for every patient.
Dr. Rachit Kumar is a dedicated clinical researcher and board certified medical oncologist and hematologist committed to ensuring his patients have access to the most current and promising therapies. He couples groundbreaking research with personalized care to meet the individual needs of each patient he treats.
Dr. Kumar earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India, and went on to complete his internship, residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine with the MedStar Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center program. He continued his studies at Georgetown, completing a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology in 2017. Upon graduation, he began his career as a Medical Oncologist at two facilities in Maine, the MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, and the Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.
Dr. Kumar is an avid researcher and was appointed the Clinical Research Director at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care in Augusta, Maine. He has a special interest in studying both clinical genomics and liquid biopsy, and has served as the principal investigator in multiple clinical trials. Dr. Kumar is a member of the NCORP (National Community Oncology Research Program), as well as the Steering Committee of Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative, which aims to provide precision medicine and personalized cancer care to patients in a rural setting. In addition, he enjoys teaching medical students and residents, and was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor at Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine.
Outside of work, Dr. Kumar can be found spending time with his wife and two daughters, and watching football, both American and European. He is a devoted fan of the English soccer club, Manchester United.