Kumar, Rajat, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.72 out of 5 | 71 reviews
Thoracic Surgery | Cardiothoracic Surgery
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Elizabeth (Thoracic)
(980) 302-6700
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Patient Comments 6 reviews
October 01, 2022
Dr. Kumar is very personable, and puts you at ease. I feel secure with Dr, Kumar's expertise.
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

June 05, 2022
Dr. Kumar and nurses were very kind and made me feel at ease. Also my referrals were put in much faster than I imagined. Thanks so much.
-Patient in Charlotte, North Carolina

April 05, 2022
Dr Kumar listens attentively to my questions. He always puts me at ease. And never seems to be in a hurry.
-Patient in MATTHEWS, North Carolina

March 30, 2022
Dr. Kamir excellent listener, empathetic.
-Patient in Davidson, North Carolina

March 25, 2022
Everyone was kind and professional.
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

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Novant Health Cancer Institute - Elizabeth (Thoracic)
(980) 302-6700

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Medical School:
Ross University School of Medicine

University of North Carolina Hospitals 2017

University of Alabama - Birmingham 2019

Board Certifications:
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
General Surgery

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While I was interested in medicine and surgery at an early age, my interest in thoracic surgery was piqued in my surgical internship. Having good mentors and being able to see a range of pathologies and surgeries led me to realize that I had found what I wanted to do. Thoracic surgery provided a good mix of technically challenging, patient-focused clinical care experiences, as well as continued opportunities for advancement in techniques and treatments.

I am also part of our multidisciplinary team, which includes medical and radiation oncologists, nurses, therapists and other specialists who are dedicated to the care of thoracic oncology patients. We collectively review cases and discuss the best course of care. I then use this information to work with my patients to discuss treatment options, including minimally invasive surgery, to ensure that they feel informed and comfortable making decisions about their care.

In addition to my training in cardiothoracic surgery, I have completed clinical fellowships at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. I was also selected to be a thoracic surgical robotics fellow, which is a scholarship program run by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery Foundation, an international academic cardiothoracic society.

I have been involved in writing book chapters and contributed to articles published in major academic journals. Most recently, this includes optimizing and streamlining thoracic surgery patients on ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) protocols.

I enjoy spending time with my wife, who is also a physician, as well as my daughter. Together, we enjoy traveling and scuba diving.

Special Interests: Lung Cancer, Thoracic Surgery

Gender: Male