Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, P.C.

Nitasha Kumar, MD, FACR, CCD

Dr. Kumar, is a native of the DC Metro Area and earned her undergraduate degree in neurobiology and physiology at the University of Maryland, College Park. She completed her medical degree at St. George’s University, where she was a member of the Iota Epsilon Alpha medical honor society. She completed her internal medicine residency at Rutgers New Jersey School of Medicine and her fellowship training in rheumatology at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana.

During her fellowship, Dr. Kumar participated in a wide range of clinical and translational research projects which have been recognized by the American College of Rheumatology, Rheumatology Alliance of Louisiana, Congress of Clinical Rheumatology, and the North American Young Rheumatology Investigator Forum. Her work has been published in journals such as The Rheumatologist and Healio Rheumatology. Dr. Kumar treats all types of rheumatic conditions and has a particular interest in Sjögren’s syndrome, scleroderma, and osteoporosis. She believes in a comprehensive and collaborative approach to patient care.

Dr. Kumar is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. She is also a certified clinical densitometrist. She is a member of several professional organizations including the American College of Rheumatology, American Medical Association, the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, and the Association of Women in Rheumatology. She lives with her husband in Rockville, Maryland, and is fluent in the Hindi language. Dr. Kumar is accepting new patients at both our Wheaton and Olney office locations.

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