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Anjali Kumar, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS

Director, Clinical Education – Surgery
Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences


  • MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • MPH, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA
  • BS, Biology (with honors), University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • BS, General Studies (with honors), University of Washington, Seattle, WA


  • Certification in Applied Surgical Education Leadership (CASEL), American College of Surgeons, Division of Education
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital of Cornell and Columbia Universities and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • General Surgery, University of California San Francisco, East Bay, Oakland, CA


  • 2022 SAGES Kenneth Forde Excellence in Humanistic Clinical Care Award (formerly Gold Award)
  • 2021 Academy of Master Surgeon Educators – American College of Surgeons Division of Education, Associate Member
  • 2021 Reed Williams Excellence in Innovation in Surgical Education Award, Association for Surgical Education
  • 2020 President’s Award for Surgical Education – American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Research or Scholarship – Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
  • 2017 “Top Doctor” Seattle Met Magazine
  • 2016 “Top Doctor” Seattle Met Magazine
  • 2015 Keystone Educator’s Award, MedStar Washington Hospital Center General Surgery Faculty
  • 2006 Chancellor’s Award for the Advancement of Women – University of California San Francisco
  • 2000 Student of the Year Award, Leadership and Public Health Vision – Harvard University School of Public Health
  • 1996 Hall of Fame – University of Washington


  • Past-President, Ancora (a Seattle-based women’s choir), Seattle, WA
  • Member, Board of Directors, Seattle Girls’ Choir, Seattle, WA
  • Member, Crohn’s Colitis Foundation, Medical Advisory Council, Northwest Chapter
  • Member, Research and Career Development Committee, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons


Simianu VV, Kumar AS. Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP): A Nuanced, Flexible Platform for Colorectal Surgical Research. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2019;32(1):25-32. (PMID: 30647543)

Marco MR, Zhou L, Patil S, Marcet JE, Varma MG, Oommen S, Cataldo PA, Hunt SR, Kumar AS, Herzig DO, Fichera A, Polite BN, Hyman NH, Ternent CA, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A, Dietz D, Yakunina Y, Pelossof R, Garcia-Aguilar J. Timing of Rectal Cancer Response to Chemoradiation Consortium. Consolidation mFOLFOX6 Chemotherapy After Chemoradiotherapy Improves Survival in Patients With Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer: Final Results of a Multicenter Phase II Trial. Dis Colon Rectum. 2018 Oct;61(10):1146-1155. (PMID: 30192323)

Kumar AS, Lee JK. Colonoscopy: Advanced and Emerging Techniques-A Review of Colonoscopic Approaches to Colorectal Conditions. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2017 Apr;30(2):136-144. (PMID: 28381945)

Garcia-Aguilar J, Chow OS, Smith DD, Marcet JE, Cataldo PA, Varma MG, Kumar AS, Oommen S, Coutsoftides T, Hunt SR, Stamos MJ, Ternent CA, Herzig DO, Fichera A, Polite BN, Dietz DW, Patil S, Avila K; Timing of Rectal Cancer Response to Chemoradiation Consortium. Effect of adding mFOLFOX6 after neoadjuvant chemoradiation in locally advanced rectal cancer: a multicentre, phase 2 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2015 Aug;16 (8):957-66. (PMID: 26187751)

Kumar AS, Coralic J, Kelleher DC, Sidani S, Kolli K, Smith LE. Complications of Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery Are Rare and Minor: A Single Institution’s Analysis and Comparison to Existing Data.” Dis Colon Rectum. 2013. Mar;56(3):295-300. (PMID: 23392142)

Kumar AS, Lee SW. Laparoscopy in colorectal surgery. Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Feb;93(1):217-30. PMID (23177073)

Kumar AS, Sidani S, Kolli K, Stahl TJ, Ayscue JM, Fitzgerald JF, Smith LE. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery for rectal carcinoids: the largest reported U.S. experience. Colorectal Disease. 2011 Aug; 11: 1463-1318. (PMID: 21831099)

Kumar AS, Benz CC, Shim V, Minami CA, Moore DH, Esserman LJ. Breast Cancers Arising During Statin Use are Less Likely Estrogen Receptor-Negative. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008 May;17(5):1028-33 (PMID 18463402)

Kumar AS, Cureton E, Shim V, Sakata T, Moore DH, Esserman LJ, Hwang ES. Type and duration of exogenous hormone use impacts breast cancer histology. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2007, Feb; 14(2):695-703. (PMID 17103262)

Esserman LJ, Kumar AS, Herrera AF, Leung J, Chen Y, Au A, Moore DH, Wolverton D, Hellawell J, Hylton N. Magnetic resonance imaging reflects the biology of ductal carcinoma in situ. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2006, Oct; 24(28):4603-10. (PMID 17008702)

Campbell MJ, Esserman LJ, Zhou Y, Shoemaker M, Lobo M, Baehner F, Kumar AS, Adduci K, Benz S, Marx C, Benz CC. Breast Cancer Growth Prevention by Statins. Cancer Research. 2006, Sep; 66(17):8707-14. (PMID 16951186)


  • Kumar AS. In the Hands of a Woman. In Being a Woman Surgeon: Sixty Women Share Their Stories. John (ed), 2015. Gordian Knot Books.
  • Kumar AS, Smith LE. The First Encounter. In Complexities of Colon and Rectal Surgery: Decision-Making and Management. Steele (ed), 2013. Elsevier, Inc.


  • Kumar AS “SAGES Sing-off: Duchess of SAGES, Queen of Enhanced Recovery, First Lady of SAGES”. SAGES TV. 2018, 2020, 2021.
  • Kumar AS “Crohn’s Disease” WXXI Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) Second Opinion. October 2018.
  • Kumar AS and Johnson EK. “Highlights from American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Tripartite Meeting 2017.” Audio blog post. The Surgery Podcast. Behind the Knife. Web. U.S.A. May 15, 2017.

Anjali Kumar
Anjali Kumar, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS
Director, Clinical Education – Surgery