Vinay Kumar (pathologist)

Vinay Kumar (pathologist)

Prof. Vinay Kumar is the Alice Hogge & Arthur Baer Professor of Pathology at the University of Chicago, where he is the Chair of the Department of Pathology and Vice Dean of the Division of Biological Sciences.

Born in India in 1944, Dr. Kumar graduated with honors, at the age of 17, from Poona University. He earned his MBBS, (the equivalent of the MD degree) 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.

He is most noted as the first author of the pathology reference book Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease.

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