Priyanka Kumar, MD

Priyanka Kumar, MD

Priyanka Kumar, MD, is a Pediatric Ophthalmologist and Attending Surgeon in the Division of Ophthalmology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Brandywine Valley; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia; Specialty Care, Exton
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

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.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - The Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Internship

Medicine - Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, CA

Residency

Ophthalmology - Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Fellowship

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2015

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.

Posters and Presentations

2016

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.

2015

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.

2014

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.

Awards and Honors

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

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

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