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 is actively involved in applications of diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound in rheumatology. Along with cortisone and hyaluronic acid injections, Dr. Kumar is trained in performing Iovera procedures, a cryotherapy option to treat knee pain. 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, the 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. The minimum age group accepted is 16 years.

Dr. Kumar was wonderful. Her care and concern for me was quite obvious.  She took extra care to make sure I experienced as little pain as possible. ~ Paula B. 

Dr. Kumar takes the time to ask pertinent questions in order to diagnose and treat me. She is professional and kind. She makes me feel valued as a person and her patient. She is never rude, in a rush or dismissive. ~ Katherine J.

Dr. Kumar provided one of the best experiences I have ever had with a doctor. She took time to listen to what I had to say and made sure she wrote everything down for me to digest after the appointment. She explained the treatment plan and answered all of my questions. She provided me with print outs to take home. An excellent experience!. ~ Patricia R.

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