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Dr Anita Kumar

About – Dr. Anita Kumar ( Geriatrician in Mumbai)

Dr. Anita Kumar, a consultant Geriatrician with more than 7 years of extensive experience in the field. Combining her expertise in public health and geriatric medicine, she delivers quality care and treatment specifically tailored to older adults with cancer.  Dr. Anita’s core competencies are compassion, collaboration, and innovation. She is quite passionate about advancing the field of geriatric oncology which can enhance the quality of life and dignity of older adults with cancer.

Specialization

 Dr. Anita Kumar is skilled and experienced in various medical specialities including –

  • Management of chronic medical conditions such as (hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis etc.)
  • Polypharmacy management
  • Fall prevention and balancing disorders
  • Cognitive impairment and dementia care
  • Pain management
  • End-of-life care and Palliative care
  • Geriatric syndromes such as (frailty, delirium, urinary incontinence, and sarcopenia.)

Career

Dr. Anita Kumar is a highly skilled and experienced geriatrician worked in various hospitals and universities including –

  • Geriatrician at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai (2022-Present)
  • Consultant Geriatrician at Holy Family Hospital, Bandra (2024-Present)

Memberships

  • Geriatric Society of India
  • ICON

Fellowships

  • Geriatric Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital
  • MIPH Australia

Volunteering

  • Burns Counsellor at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital (2005-Present)
  • VCTC Counsellor at Topiwala National Medical College (2006-Present)
  • Volunteer at Red Cross Youth (2007-Present)
  • Volunteer for projects on violence against women at Society for Nutrition Education and Health Action (2009-Present)

Publications

Dr. Anita Kumar has co-authored both international and national publications. Some of the recent publications are mentioned below –

Assessing frailty in older Indian patients before cancer treatment: Comparative analysis of three scales and their implications for overall survival

Performance of potentially inappropriate medications assessment tools in older Indian patients with cancer

Pattern of analgesic prescriptions and pain-related outcomes in older patients with cancer: A retrospective observational study

Prevalence and factors associated with frailty among older Indian adults with cancer: A single-center cross-sectional analytical study from a geriatric oncology clinic in India

Validation of the Onco-MPI in predicting short-term mortality in older Indian patients with cancer

Vulnerability assessment and decision-making in older patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinomas planned for chemoradiation: Experience from a tertiary care cancer centre in India.

An evaluation of the financial toxicity amongst older patients with cancer in India.

Comparison of glomerular filtration rate estimating equations in Indian geriatric patients with cancer

Uptake of vaccination in older Indian patients with cancer: A cross-sectional observational study

Dr Anita Kumar is one of the leading geriatricians in Mumbai and has gained expertise in managing the diagnosis and treatment of the elderly in the age group of 65 years or older. Many cancers are linked to ageing these include breast, colorectal, prostate, pancreatic, lung, bladder, and stomach cancers. She has handled various challenges and individualized needs of older patients with cancer through her expertise in geriatric care. Her procurement strategies in geriatric oncology have significantly enhanced patient outcomes, saving countless lives through efficient resource allocation and access to critical treatments.

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