Vinay Kumar, MBBS, MD, FRCPath is Chairman Emeritus, Alice Hogge and Arthur A. Baer Distinguished Service Professor, Biological Sciences Division and The Pritzker School of Medicine, Department of Pathology at The University of Chicago. He is a co-author of Robbins Essentials of Pathology.
Dr. Kumar earned his medical degree from Punjab University Medical College in Amritsar. He completed his PhD in experimental pathology and his residency in anatomic pathology and hematology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where he was awarded the Khanolkar Prize for outstanding research in pathology. Dr. Kumar came to the United States in 1972 to join the faculty at and Boston University, and he moved to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1982, where he served as the Vernie A. Stembridge Professor of Pathology, Associate Dean for Medical Education, and Vice Chairman for Educational Affairs. In 2000, Dr. Kumar joined the faculty of the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine.
The author or co-author of five pathology textbooks and teaching aids – including the highly regarded Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease – Dr. Kumar has published more than 150 original medical articles in scientific journals, a dozen book chapters, and nearly 20 review articles. He has lectured throughout the U.S. and Europe, has served on the editorial boards of several health journals, including the Journal of Immunology, and is a past president of the American Society of Investigative Pathology.