Pallavi Kumar, MD, MPH

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Division of Hematology Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
10th Floor, South Pavilion
Office #10-200
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-360-0737
Fax: 215-615-5122
BS (Accounting)
Binghamton University, 1999.
MD (Medicine)
Duke University, Durham NC, 2007.
MPH (Clinical Effectiveness)
Harvard School of Public Health, 2014.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

palliative medicine
thoracic oncology
gastrointestinal oncology

Description of Other Expertise

Serious Illness Care Program - faculty training and program implementation

Description of Research Expertise

Health Services Research - palliative care integration into oncology care
Health Services Research - serious illness communication

Selected Publications

a. Kumar P, Wixon-Genack J, Kavanagh J, Sanders JJ, Paladino J, O'Connor NR. : Serious Illness Conversations With Outpatient Oncology Clinicians: Understanding the Patient Experience. JCO Oncol Pract. August 2020.

Perez GK, Gareen IF, Sicks J, Lathan C, Carr A, Kumar P, Ponzani C, Hyland K, Park ER. : Racial Differences in Smoking-related Disease Risk Perceptions Among Adults Completing Lung Cancer Screening: Follow-up Results from the ACRIN/NLST Ancillary Study. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 6(4): 676-685, Aug 2019.

Japuntich SJ, Kumar P, Pendergast JF, Juarez Caballero GY, Malin JL, Wallace RB, Chrischilles EA, Keating NL, Park ER. : Smoking Status and Survival Among a National Cohort of Lung and Colorectal Cancer Patients. Nicotine Tob Res. 21(4): 497-504, Mar 2019.

Orr AR, Lefler D, Deshpande C, Kumar P. : Extranodal Rosai-Dorfman Disease Presenting as a Mediastinal Mass with Pulmonary Artery Invasion. Case Rep Hematol. 12: 3915319, Apr 2018.

Kumar P, Wright AA, Hatfield LA, Temel JS, Keating NL. : Family Perspectives on Hospice Care Experiences of Patients with Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 35(4): 432-439, Feb 2017.

Kumar P, Gareen IF, Lathan C, Sicks JD, Perez GK, Hyland KA, Park ER.: Racial Differences in Tobacco Cessation and Treatment Usage After Lung Screening: An Examination of the National Lung Screening Trial. Oncologist. Bruce A. Chabner (eds.). Alphamed Press, 21(1): 40-49, Jan 2016.

Kumar P, Hatfield L, Wright A, Temel J, Keating N. : Associations between hospice use and end-of-life (EOL) care outcomes in patients with advanced cancer - A National, Prospective Cohort Study American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) - 2015 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium American Society of Clinical Oncology, 33(29): suppl 29S, Oct 2015 Notes: Poster Discussion Session, Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium

Kumar P, Sullivan RJ.: The Ethics of Randomized Trials in Oncology. BRAF Targets in Melanoma: Biological Mechanisms, Resistance, and Drug Discovery. Ryan J. Sullivan (eds.). Springer-Verlag New York, 82: 85-103, 2015.

Kumar P, Temel JS.: End-of-Life Care Discussions in Patients With Advanced Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 31(27): 3315-9, Sep 20 2013.

Kumar P, Moy B.: Cancer Health Disparities and the Cost of Cancer Care: Payment Model Issues. Natl Compr Canc Netw 11(6): 633-6, Jun 1 2013.

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