Vijaya "Arun" Kumar, M.D., M.P.H

Vijaya "Arun" Kumar, M.D., M.P.H

<p>Associate Professor (Clinician Educator)<br />Research Director, Harper-Hutzel Hospital<br />Global &amp; Urban Health Section Associate Director</p>

Vijaya "Arun" Kumar, M.D., M.P.H

Office Phone


Office Location

4201 Saint Antoine Street
UHC - 6G
Detroit, MI 48201


Calcutta National Medical College
Kolkata, India
9/1/1990 - 8/31/1996
(6 year combined undergraduate/graduate degree program and rotating internship)

University of Michigan
9/25/2013 - 9/15/2015

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

M.D., M.P.H.


Preventative Medicine (Diploma in Public Health)
Institute of Community Medicine
Madras Medical College
Chennai, India
5/1/2000 - 4/30/2002

Family Medicine
Western Pennslyvania Hospital - Forbes Campus
Monroeville, Pennslyvania
7/1/2004 - 6/31/2007


Clinical Research in Emergency Medicine Fellowship
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
1/10/2013 - 1/9/2014

Prior Appointments


Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, WSU
02/01/2014 - Present


Staff Emergency Medicine Physician (DRH/ Harper Hospital / Sinai Grace Hospital/ Children’s Hospital of Michigan)
1/1/2013 - Present

Staff Emergency Medicine Physician (Memorial Hospital)
1/1/2013 - Present

Staff Emergency Medicine Physician (HRH and OGH) and Asst. Medical Director Emergency Department (OGH - from July 2010)
08/01/2007- 12/31/2012



Fellow of American Association of Family Practice (FAAFP)

Best Attending Award – By Family Medicine Residents, OGH

Golden Stethoscope Award for best Clinician and Teacher, OGH

Resident-Teacher Award (Society of Teachers of Family Medicine)

Nurses Choice Award for Best Resident, Western Pennsylvania Hospital

Assistant Chief Resident- Family Medicine Residency


Professional Experience


Wayne State University

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
2/7/2014 - Present

Fellow, Cardiovascular Research in Emergency Medicine - Detroit Medical Center
2/7/2013 - 2/6/2014

Detroit Medical Center/ Sinai Grace/ Harper Hospital

Full time Emergency Medicine Physician
1/1/2013 - Present

Blanchard Valley Hospital

Part time Emergency Medicine Physician
4/1/2015 - Present

UPG or other physician practice plan

Department of Pediatrics, Part Time Emergency Medicine Physician
09/01/2014 - Present

Affiliate Medical organizations

Medical Center Emergency Services
Detroit Medical Center
Team Health


Peer-Reviewed Publications

• Vijaya Arun Kumar MD MPH, Nancy M. Albert PHD MSN, Patrick Medado MS, Lynn Marie Mango MPH, Benjamin Nutter MS, Dongsheng Yang, MS , Phillip Levy, MD, MPH. Correlates of Health Literacy and its impact on Illness Beliefs for Emergency Department patients with Acute Heart Failure. Critical Pathways in Cardiology, In Press.

• Aaron M. Brody MD MPH, Vijaya Arun Kumar MD MPH, Phillip D. Levy MD MPH. Global Burden of Treating Hypertension: What’s the Role of the Emergency Department? Current HTN Reports, In press

• Aaron Brody, MD, MPH; Michael Twiner, MD, PhD; Vijaya Arun Kumar, MD, MPH; Elizabeth Goldberg, MD; Candace McNaughton, MD, MPH; Kimberly Souffront, RN, PhD; Scott Millis, PhD; Phillip D. Levy, MD, MPH. Survey of Emergency Physician Approaches to Management of Asymptomatic Hypertension. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2016:1–5. a 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

• Albert NM, Levy PD, Langlois E, Nutte B, Yang D, Kumar VA, Medado P, Nykun E. Heart Failure Beliefs and Self-Care Adherence while being treated in an emergency department; The Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 122–129, 2014.

• Pines JM, Hilton JA, Weber EJ, Alkemade AJ, Al Shabanah H, Anderson PD, Bernhard M, Bertini A, Gries A, Ferrandiz S, Kumar V, Harjola V, Hogan B, Madsen Bo, Mason S, Öhlén G, Rainer T, Rathlev N, Revue E, Richardson D, Sattarian M, Schull, MJ. International perspectives on emergency department crowding; Acad Emerg Med, 2011.

Published Abstracts

• A. Brody, V.A. Kumar. Cost-Effective Analysis of Emergency Department Utilization for Dental Pain. Annals of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 66, Issue 4, S70

• Levy P, Albert NM , Kumar VA, Medado P, Mango L, Ghali J, Nutte B, Yang D. Health Literacy and its impact on illness beliefs for Emergency Department patients with acute heart failure. Phillip Levy, Nancy M. Albert, Vijaya Arun Kumar, Patrick Medado, LynnMarie Mango, Jalal Ghali, Benjamin Nutter and Dongsheng Yang. Acad Emerg Med 2011; 18: S86-7.

• Albert NM, Levy PD, Langlois E, Nutte B, Yang D, Kumar VA, Medado P, Nykun E. Association of Heart Failure Beliefs and Self-Care Adherence in patients treated in an emergency department for acute decompensated heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010; 55:A141

• Kumar VA, Mango LM, Thati N, Levy PD Correlates of health literacy in patients with acute heart failure in an urban emergency department.. Crit Path Cardiol 2009; 8: 138


Other Manuscripts

• Kumar VA. A Case Series Study of Dengue Fever in Triplicane Area-2002: Defined the case presentations of Dengue Fever, Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever and Dengue Shock Syndrome and identified the profile of individuals who succumbed to Dengue and their demo-socio dimensions, determined the environmental conditions and factors leading to Dengue epidemic. (PG Thesis- DPH, Madras Medical College)

Other Information


American Association of Physician Specialists (AAPS)
American college of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)
Global Academy of Emergency Medicine (GAEM)
American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT)
American Heart Association (AHA)

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