The focus of Dr. Kumar’s research includes evaluating cranial bone regeneration in both adult and pediatric patients and muscle-derived ossification conditions in children and adults. In addition, grants from the Plastic Surgery Research Foundation and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons have allowed him to study heterotopic ossification in combat-related injuries and the use of harvested cells to regenerate muscle or bone in patients.
Kumar AR, Rabin N, O’Hara C, Sisodia M, Kawamoto H, Wilson L, Gari J, Bradley J Improved outcomes in cleft patients with severe maxillary deficiency after Le Fort I internal distraction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. April 2006; Volume 117, Issue 5: 1499-1509.
Anand R. Kumar MD, Navanjun S. Grewal, MD, Thomas L. Chung MD, James P. Bradley, MD. Lessons from the modern battlefield: Successful upper extremity injury reconstruction in the subacute period. The Journal of Trauma. October 2009; Volume 67(4): 752-757.
Anand R. Kumar, MD, Navanjun S. Grewal, MD, Thomas L. Chung MD, James P. Bradley MD. Lessons from Operation Iraqi Freedom: Successful subacute reconstruction of complex lower extremity battle injuries. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 123: 218-229, No.1 January 2009.
Anand Kumar, MD, Eric Helling, MD, Dax Guenther, MD, Tom Crabtree, MD, Andrew Wexler, MD, and James P. Bradley, MD. Correction of Frontoethmoidal Encephaloceles: HULA Repair. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. February 2009;Volume 123 No. 2: 661-669.
Kumar AR, Correa B, Desrosiers AE, Bradley JP.James P. Correction of Secondary Cleft Lip Deformity: The Whistle Flap Procedure. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. November 2009; Volume 124(5): 1587-1589.
Kumar AR. Simultaneous Pedicled Flaps for Coverage of Complex Blast Injuries to the Forearm and Hand (with Supplemental External Fixation to the Iliac Crest for Immobilization. Journal of Hand Surgery European Volume. January 2010; Volume 35(1): 9-15.
Anand Kumar, MD, Leon E Moores,MD, Rocco A Armonda, MD. Cranioplasty Complications Following Wartime Decompressive Craniectomy. Neurosurgical FOCUS. May 2010; Volume 28 (5): e3.
Kumar, Anand MD; Head, Christian S. MD; Katchikian, Hurig BS; Bradley, James P.MD. Amelioration of Acquired Nasopharyngeal Stenosis, with Bilateral Z-Pharyngoplasty. Annals of Plastic Surgery: June 2010; Volume 64(6):747-750.
Anand R Kumar MD. Treatment of Earthquake-Related Craniofacial Injuries Aboard the USNS Comfort During Operation Unified Response. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. December 2010; Volume 126(6): 2102-2108.
Anand R. Kumar, MD, James P. Bradley MD, Randy Bell, MD, Fred Stephens, MD, Stephen Rouse, MD, Raymond Harshbarger, MD, Rocco Armonda, MD. Warfare-Related Craniectomy Defect Reconstruction: Early Success Using Custom Alloplast Implants. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. March 2011; Volume 127(3): 1279-1287.
Jarrahy, Reza; Vo, Victoria; Goenjian, Haig A.; Tabit, Christina J.; Katchikian, Hurig V.; Kumar, Anand; Meals, Clifton; Bradley, James P. Diagnostic Accuracy of Maxillofacial Trauma Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Computed Tomographic Scans: Comparison of Oral Surgeons,
Anand Kumar MD leads the Craniofacial Bone Biology Laboratory at the Ross Research Building of The Johns Hopkins Univerisity. Our team is dedicated to the development of novel treatment of pathologic heterotopic bone formation and harnessing its osteogenic potential for structural bone regeneration in critical sized cranial defect models. We study muscle derived progenitor cell in both human, murine and rabbit in vitro models and in vivo murine and rabbit models. The role of bone morphogenetic proteins, inflammatory cytokines, and mechanical-transduction forces are central to our investigative methods.
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