Vinay Kumar (pathologist)

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Vinay Kumar
Born 1944 (age 73–74)
Residence United States of America
Nationality Indian American
Alma mater University of Poona, Punjab University Medical College, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Known for Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease and discovery of natural killer cells
Scientific career
Fields Medicine, Pathologist
Institutions University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
Doctoral advisor - Dr M G Deo
Doctoral students -

Professor Vinay Kumar is the Alice Hogge & Arthur Baer Distinguished Service Professor of Pathology at the University of Chicago, where he is the Chair of the Department of Pathology[1][2]


Born in India in 1944, Dr. Kumar graduated with honors, at the age of 17, from University of Poona. He earned his MBBS in 1967, at the age of 22, from Punjab University Medical College, in Amritsar, where he was named "Best Medical Graduate" for that year, winning the Pfizer Award and the Gold Medal for highest achievement as a medical student. He completed both his PhD in experimental pathology and his residency in anatomic pathology and hematology in 1972 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where he was awarded the Khanolkar Prize for outstanding research in pathology.[3]

He is also the senior editor of the pathology reference book Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease co-edited with Dr Abul K Abbas.[4]


  1. ^ "Dr. Kumar's profile at the UChicago Pathology". Archived from the original on 2008-05-04. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  2. ^ "Dr. Kumar's profile at UChicago Biomed". Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  3. ^ "News release on the hiring of Prof. Kumar". Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  4. ^ Kumar, Vinay; Fausto, Nelson; Fausto, Nelso; Robbins, Stanley L.; Abbas, Abul K.; Cotran, Ramzi S. (2005). Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-0187-1.