Rachit Kumar, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences

Specializes in: Adults (18+ years)


Languages: English, Hindi


Gastrointestinal Cancers, Prostate Brachytherapy, Prostate Cancer, Radiation Oncology ...read more


Sibley Memorial Hospital

5255 Loughboro Road NW
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-537-4788 | Fax: 202-537-4964
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-614-1642
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Dr. Rachit Kumar is a radiation oncologist specializing in genitourinary and gastrointestinal cancers. He is dedicated to patient-centered care, finding the most effective outcome for each patient and using the latest advances to minimize treatment time and side-effects. Dr. Kumar is frequently published in peer-reviewed journals on new methods of radiation therapy and the benefits to patient outcomes. He is a member of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and treats patients at both Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital. 

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  • Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Arizona College of Medicine (2009)


  • Radiation Oncology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2014)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology (Radiation Oncology) (2015)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Tang C, Hoffman KE, Allen PK, Gabel M, Schreiber D, Choi S, Chapin BF, Nguyen QN, Davis JW, Frank SJ, Navai N, McGuire SE, Anscher M, Pisters L, Pettaway CA, Kumar R, Linson P, Tripuraneni P, Tomaszewski JJ, Patel AB, Augspurger M, and Kuban DA. “Contemporary Prostate Cancer Treatment Choices in Multidisciplinary Clinics Referenced to National Trends.” Cancer.

Tang C, Lei X, Smith GL, Pan HY, Hoffman K, Kumar R, Chapin BF, Shih YC, Frank SJ, and Smith BD. "Influence of Geography on Prostate Cancer Treatment Coice: An Analysis of the National Medicare Database." International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics

Rooney MK, Traube B, Khan MK, Kumar R, and Walker GV. “Factors associated with image guided radiation therapy image rejection in a multi-site institution.” JCO Oncology Practice

Tang C, Sherry AD, Haymaker C, Bathala T, Liu S, Fellman B, Aparicio A, Zurita-Saavedra A, Chun S, Reddy J, Choi S, Ghia A, McGuire S, Efstathiou E, Wang J, Wang J, Tu SM, Pilie P, Kovitz C, Kumar R, Roberts T, Borghero Y, Shi Z, Chapin B, Gomez D, Wistuba I, Corn and PG. “Addition of local consolidative therapy to intermittent hormone therapy for oligometastatic prostate cancer (EXTEND): a multicenter randomized phase II basket trial.” JAMA Oncology.

Kumar R, Tchelebi LT, Anker CJ, Sharma N, Bianchi NA, Dragovic J, Goodman KA, Herman JM, Jiang Y, Jones WE, Kenney TJ, Lee P, Kundranda MK, Russo S, Small W, Suh WW, Yee N, and Jabbour SK. “American Radium Society (ARS) Appropriateness Use Criteria (AUC) for Loco-Regional Gastric Adenocarcinoma: Systemic Review and Guidelines.” American Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2022 Sep 1;45(9):391-402. 

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