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I am extremely excited to be a part of the CareMount team as a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist. I grew up in Queens, NY and have lived in Dutchess county the past few years after completing my medical training in New Haven, CT. I take great pride in using empathy as a powerful tool for getting to know and treat my patients. It is important for me to take the time to get to know each individual so that I can truly appreciate how their medical illness prevents them from living the life they desire, and to tailor my workup and treatment plans accordingly. I hope to utilize the knowledge that I have learned from taking care of extremely complex patients at Yale-New Haven Hospital to provide the highest quality care to my patients at CareMount. My special interests within the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology include Colon Cancer screening and prevention, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gut Microbiome Dysbiosis, Clostridium difficile treatment, Esophageal and swallowing disorders, Liver disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Endoscopic Procedures.

Locations

Fishkill Westage Campus
600 Westage Business Center Drive
Fishkill, NY 12524-2281

845-231-5600

Kingston Campus
1561 Ulster Avenue
Lake Katrine, NY 12449-5410

845-231-5600

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Awards & Recognition

Castle Connolly Top Doctor: 2021

  • Hudson Valley Magazine: 2021

Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Forty Under 40 Mover & Shaker Award: 2019

Chief Medical Resident - Yale New Haven Hospital: 2014

Gold Humanism Honor Society - Yale New Haven Hospital: 2013

Magna Cum Laude - Fordham University: 2006
Phi Beta Kappa - Fordham University: 2006
Fordham Club Honor Society - Fordham University: 2006

Training

Undergraduate & Graduate

Fordham University: 2006

Medical Education

Stony Brook University: 2010

Residency

Yale-New Haven Hospital: 2013
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Chief Resident: 2014

Fellowship

Yale School of Medicine: 2017

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine: 2013
American Board of Gastroenterology: 2017

Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations

Vassar Brothers Medical Center
Mid Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center

Languages

Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi

Publications

  • Kumar, V., Grant, T., Nagar, A. (2013) Adherence to Quality of Care Measures in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Not Improve Patient Outcomes. Digestive Disease Week. Orlando, FL 2013
  • Kumar, V. (2013). Acute Diarrhea. In Yale Office-based Medicine Curriculum, eds. Julie R Rosenbaum, Seonaid Hay, Laura Whitman, and Mary Warner, 8th edition. New Haven, CT: Yale University
  • Kumar, V., Chaptini, L., (2013). Acute Lower G.I. Bleed. In Yale Inpatient Medicine Curriculum, editor Dana Dunne. New Haven, CT: Yale University
  • Mansoor S., Kumar, V., Aslanian, H., (2015). Stercoral Colitis. American Journal of Gastroenterology. Image of the month. Dec;110(12):1651
  • Mansoor MS., Kumar V., Feuerstadt, P. Men with CDI Have Increased Co-Morbidities and Worsened Long-Term Outcome Compared with Women. Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, CA 2016
  • Zhou, E., Kumar, V., Mansoor, MS., Feuerstadt, P. Pseudomembranes Are Infrequently Seen in Patients Undergoing Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) for Recurrent C. difficile Infection (CDI) . ACG, Las Vegas 2016
  • Kumar, V., Zhou, E., Mansoor, MS., Feuerstadt, P. Treatment of Initial Recurrence of C. Difficile Infection (CDI) with Vancomycin May Not Prevent Eventual Need for Fecal Microbial Transplantation (FMT). ACG, Las Vegas 2016
  • Afinogenova, Y., Kumar, V., Mansoor, MS., Feuerstadt, P. 5-Aminosalicylic Acid (5-ASA) Usage During C. Difficile Infection (CDI) is Associated with Decreased ICU Admission and Improved Long-Term Outcomes. ACG, Las Vegas 2016
  • Viera, S., Kumar, V., Kriegel, M. A Gut Commensal Breaches Both Gut Lymphatic and Vascular Barriers to Drive Systemic Autoimmunity. Keystone Symposia: Microbiome in Health and Disease. Colorado, 2017
  • Kumar V, Zhou E, Afinogenova Y, Mansoor S, Sharma P and Feuerstadt P. Serum Derived Bovine Immunoglobulin (SBI) is Safe and Well Tolerated in Patients Undergoing Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) for Recurrent C. difficile Infection (RCDI). ACG, Orlando 2017
  • Zhou E, Kumar V, Afinogenova Y, Mansoor S, Sharma P and Feuerstadt P. Serum Derived Bovine Immunoglobulin (EnteraGam®, SBI) is Safe and Well Tolerated in Patients Undergoing Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) for Recurrent C. difficile Infection (RCDI). ACG, Orlando 2017
  • Sharma P, Kumar V, Mansoor S, Feuerstadt P. Recurrence of C. difficile Infection (CDI) in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) on Hemodialysis Treated With Metronidazole, Vancomycin or Combination Therapy. ACG, Orlando 2017
  • Viera, S., M. Hiltensperger., Kumar, V., Kriegel, M. “Spontaneous Translocation of a Gut Pathobiont Drives Autoimmunity that is Preventable by Vaccination” - March 2018. Science

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