Dr. Kumar received her MD at the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, where she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and was selected as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, both of which recognize a physician’s dedication to the profession and art of healing. Upon completion of her medical degree, Dr. Kumar completed internship at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics. She then studied ophthalmology at the Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, completing her ophthalmology residency training. She subsequently completed fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Emory University Hospital and Clinics in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Kumar is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Associate Member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
Her clinical interests include retinopathy of prematurity, strabismus in adults and children, amblyopia, anterior segment surgery, pediatric ocular trauma, and surgical and non-surgical management of pediatric cornea and ocular surface abnormalities.
Dr. Kumar sees patients at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Main Campus as well as CHOP Specialty Care & Surgery Centers in Brandywine, King of Prussia, and Exton. Surgical services for pediatric strabismus, anterior segment disease, as well as adult strabismus services are available with Dr. Kumar.
MD - The Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Medicine - Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, CA
Ophthalmology - Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Kumar P, Lambert SR. 2015. Evaluating the evidence for and against the use of IOLs in Infants and Young Children. Expert Review of Medical Devices. 2016. 13(4): 381-9.
Kumar P, Lambert SR. Referral basis for infantile cataracts. Poster presented at: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting. 2016 May 1-5; Seattle, WA.
Kumar P, Lambert SR. Long-term follow-up after vertical muscle surgery to correct abnormal vertical head posture. Poster presented at: American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) Annual Meeting. 2016 April 6-10; Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Kumar P, Sharma S, Baynes K, Kaiser PK, Lowder CY, Srivastava SK. Analysis of Anterior Chamber Inflammation in Pediatric Uveitis by Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography. Poster presented at: Uveitis. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting. 2015 May 5-9; Denver, CO, USA.
Kumar P, Shaikh A, Ghasia F. Distinctive features of microsaccades in amblyopia and refractive blur. Poster presented at: American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) Annual Meeting. 2015 March 25-29; New Orleans, LA, USA.
Kumar P, Sears J. Surgical management of choroidal coloboma and morning glory associated retinal detachment. Poster presented at: Retinal detachment and allied disease. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting. 2014 May 4-8; Orlando, FL, USA.
2010, Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Honor Medical Society, Pritzker School of Medicine
2010, Gold Humanism Honor Society, Pritzker School of Medicine
2008, Keith Edson Scholar, Pritzker School of Medicine
2007, Accelerated Medical Scholars Program (AMSP) Scholar, Pritzker School of Medicine
2007, Student Marshal, The University of Chicago
2006, Maroon Key Society Member, The University of Chicago
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Honor Medical Society (AOA)
Gold Humanism Honor Society
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