Rita R. Kumar, MD, FACP, is a highly regarded internal medicine physician currently serving patients at the Medical Group of Culver City in Culver City, California. Dr. Kumar is actively teaching medical students at her office. She has served as Director of the Outpatient Ambulatory Care Program at the Medical Group of Beverly Hills for the Resident Training Program of Internal Medicine of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.. Dr. Kumar's interests lie mainly in Western primary care medicine, holistic medicine and Eastern philosophies. She applies all therapeutic approaches to her practice. Dr. Kumar received her medical degree at Lady Harding Medical College at Delhi University in Delhi, India in 1976. She received her diploma in clinical pathology from Meerut University, India, and finished her residency in Internal Medicine at Deaconess Hospital at St. Louis University in Missouri. Additionally, Dr. Kumar is an active member of the American Medical Association and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. For her accomplishments and participation in public speaking, she received the UCLA Clinical Faculty Member Recognition for Associate Clinical Professorship in the Department of Medicine, Great Women of the 21st Century Award by the American Biographical Institute in 2004, Physician of the Year Award by The National Republican Congressional Committee's Physician's Advisory Board in 2003 and Americaï¿½s Top Physician 2008 by the Consumersï¿½ Research Council of America. Presently, she acts as Principal Investigator in CIRT, a study on reducing inflammation and lowering the risk of having a second heart attack, a stroke, or dying of heart disease, a position she assumed in 2013.
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Education and Training
MD at Lady Hardinge Medical College
Lady Hardinge Med Coll- Univ Of Delhi- New Delhi- Delhi- India 1976
University of Wales in Great Britain 1975
Butler University in Indianapolis 1976
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local Public Speaking -
- FACP- 2006
- Pioneer of Medicine Award from Cedar Sinai
- National Republican Congressional Award
- Varicose Veins
- Peripheral Artery Disease (pad)
- Vascular Disease
Professional Society Memberships
- American Medical Association
Articles and Publications
What do you attribute your success to?
- Family of physicians, family support and passion for the profession.
Hobbies / Sports
- Music, Holistic Medicine Study
Favorite professional publications
- Annals of Internal Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine
Ms. Rita Kumar M.D.'s Practice location
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