Mr Kumar is qualified with degrees in both Medicine and Dentistry. He received several awards during his studies including University of Otago’s most outstanding student during his dental degree as well as F.G Christensen medal for part I exams for his surgical training.
He did his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical training in Adelaide from where he completed part II exams with RACDS and was awarded the FRACDS (OMS) fellowship.
He then undertook further 12 months sub-specialty training in paediatric maxillofacial surgery and corrective jaw surgery as a fellowship at Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. To further his skills and clinical interests, he spent another 12 months as a clinical fellow at the prestigious Oxford University Hospitals in UK. Here he received specialised training in paediatric maxillofacial surgery and TMJ surgery.
Mr Kumar currently holds appointments as a consultant surgeon at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and Monash Health (Clayton and Dandenong Hospitals). He is also an honorary consultant at the Royal Children’s Hospital of Melbourne. He is involved in the training of future surgeons and dentists through these appointments.
He is also committed to the profession and contributes to the surgical community as following:
- Chief organiser of yearly charity oral and maxillofacial operating missions to Fiji since 2012
- Current secretary for Victorian ANZAOMS
Mr Kumar practices full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery including dentoalveolar surgery, implantology, oral pathology and facial trauma. His sub-specialty interest areas are paediatric maxillofacial surgery, corrective jaw surgery and TMJ surgery.