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Piyush Kumar, MD

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Dr. Piyush Kumar, MD

Contact

Office
477 N El Camino Real Ste A308
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Biography

Dr. Piyush Kumar treats a wide array of gastroenterologic conditions, including colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and hepatitis C. Dr. Kumar’s favorite aspect of the physician-patient relationship is watching people regain their health. He is active in clinical research and is the founder and director of the Discovery Clinical Research Center. Outside the office, Dr. Kumar enjoys aviation, hiking, and physical fitness. He has more than 30 years of medical experience and welcomes new patients.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, 1991
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 1989

Medical Education

  • University of Zambia School of Medicine, MD, 1982

Internships

  • Waltham Hospital, Internship-Medicine, 1986

Residencies

  • VA Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1988
  • Ndola Central Hospital, Medicine, 1985

Fellowships

  • University of California, Los Angeles, 1990
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