Amanika Kumar, M.D.

  1. Gynecologic Oncologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Amanika Kumar, M.D., is a fellowship trained Gynecologic Oncologist specializing in complex surgery for malignant and benign conditions, including minimally invasive and open approaches. She is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. She holds a dual appointment both in the Gynecologic Surgical division and Medical Oncology. Dr. Kumar's clinical expertise includes surgical treatment of:

  • Ovarian/fallopian tube/peritoneal cancer
  • Endometrial/uterine cancer
  • Ovarian cysts and masses
  • Pelvic masses
  • Cervical cancer
  • Vulvar cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Recurrent cancers
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Lower genital tract dysplasia
  • Placenta accreta/percreta/increta

Dr. Kumar's area of expertise includes quality of life in gynecologic cancer patients with a focus on patient and family centered cancer care that aligns with a patient's values. Her research is focused on building resilience in ovarian cancer patients, evaluating the effects of cancer treatments on muscle mass and function, and multidisciplinary surgical approaches to complex cancer cases.

Dr. Kumar is active in quality improvement, leading several efforts in the Division of Gynecologic Surgery. She is also active in education, participating in medical student education as Associate Clerkship director and is an active member of the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic. She is a member of the national Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s Education Committee and Palliative Care Committee. She is also on the Patient Education Committee of the Foundation for Women's Cancer and works closely with the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance.

  1. Adnexal tumors
  2. Cancer
  3. Cancer during pregnancy
  4. Cervical cancer
  5. Cervical dysplasia
  6. Ectopic pregnancy
  7. Endometrial cancer
  8. Endometriosis
  9. Fallopian tube cancer
  10. Germ cell tumor
  11. Lower genital tract dysplasia
  12. Mediastinal lymph node enlargement
  13. Ovarian cancer
  14. Ovarian cyst
  15. Ovarian remnant syndrome
  16. Peritoneal cancer
  17. Recurrent cancer
  18. Sacrococcygeal teratoma
  19. Uterine fibroid
  20. Uterine polyps
  21. Vaginal agenesis
  22. Vaginal cancer
  23. Vulvar cancer
  24. Vulvar dysplasia
  25. Vulvodynia
  1. Ablation
  2. Cervical cerclage
  3. Chemotherapy
  4. Conization
  5. Debulking surgery
  6. Diagnostic hysteroscopy
  7. Diagnostic laparoscopy
  8. Endometrial ablation
  9. Endometriosis surgery
  10. Fertility sparing surgery
  11. Gynecological surgery
  12. Hysterectomy
  13. Hysteroscopy
  14. Intraoperative radiation therapy
  15. Laparoscopic surgery
  16. Minimally invasive hysterectomy
  17. Minimally invasive surgery
  18. Minimally invasive surgical staging
  19. Ovarian remnant removal
  20. Pelvic exenteration
  21. Robotic hysterectomy
  22. Robotic surgery
  23. Sentinel node biopsy
  24. Vaginal hysterectomy
  25. Vaginectomy
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Palliative care
  • Sarcopenia and frailty
  • Quality of life
  • Surgical education
  1. 2016
    Fellow - Gynecologic Oncology FellowshipMayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  2. 2016
    FellowGynecologic Oncology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2013
    Clinical Residency - OB/GYNStony Brook University Hospital
  4. 2009
    MD - MedicineStony Brook University
  5. 2008
    Research Fellowship - Doris Duke Research Fellowship in translational science, focus on novel therapeutics for HER2+ breast cancerYale University
  6. 2004
    BA - Biology and Human RightsColumbia University

Certifications

  1. 2018
    Gynecologic OncologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  2. 2017
    Obstetrics & GynecologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  2. 2018
    National Faculty Award Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. 2016
    Annual Best Poster AwardWestern Association of Gynecologic Oncologists
  4. 2016
    Top Rated Poster, Quality ConferenceMayo Clinic Quality Conference
  5. 2014
    Leo Lagasse Award for Best clinical research presentationWestern Association of Gynecologic Oncologists
  6. 2013
    Golden Scalpel Surgical AwardStony Brook University Hospital
  7. 2013
    Martin Stone Resident of the YearStony Brook University
  8. 2013
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Pathology AwardStony Brook University
  9. 2012
    Humanism AwardStony Brook University
  10. 2012
    Golden Scalpel AwardStony Brook University
  11. 2007
    Doris Duke Research FellowshipYale University
  12. 2005
    Arthur Berken Fellowship for Research in HumanitiesStony Brook University Hospital
  13. 2001
    Young Volunteer of the YearPlanned Parenthood

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    Task Force MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncology, Leadership Institute Task Force
  2. 2020 - present
    Task Force MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncology/Foundation for Women's Cancer, Patient Education Task Force
  3. 2020 - present
    MemberDiversity & Inclusion Committee - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  4. 2020 - present
    Member, Frailty EHR Learning NetworkOffice of the Secretary/ASPE, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  5. 2020 - present
    Committee MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology Education Committee
  6. 2020 - present
    Triage ConsultantEthics Consultation Service
  7. 2019
    Annual Meeting Program Committee, MemberWestern Association of Gynecologic Oncologists
  8. 2019 - present
    MemberOB/GYN Research Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  9. 2019 - present
    MemberRobotic Interest Group
  10. 2019 - present
    MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncology, Palliative care committee
  11. 2018 - present
    Provisional Active MemberCentral Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  12. 2018 - present
    MemberEthics Consult Service
  13. 2018 - present
    Full MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncology
  14. 2018 - present
    MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncology, Education Committee
  15. 2018 - 2019
    Member, Diversity and Inclusion CommitteeSociety of Gynecologic Oncology
  16. 2018 - present
    Palliative Care Task ForceSociety of Gynecologic Oncology
  17. 2017
    MemberDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Interview Panel
  18. 2017 - present
    MemberWestern Association of Gynecologic Oncologists
  19. 2017 - present
    Treatment of Elderly Patients Working GroupGynecologic Oncology Group
  20. 2017 - present
    Palliative Care Work GroupSociety of Gynecologic Oncology
  21. 2017 - present
    Associate MemberMayo Clinic Cancer Center
  22. 2017 - present
    FellowAmerican Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  23. 2017 - 2020
    Education CommitteeSociety of Gynecologic Oncology
  24. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberGynecologic Oncology Fellowship Clinical Competency Committee
  25. 2016 - present
    Team LeaderWeight management in patients with endometrial cancer
  26. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  27. 2016 - 2018
    Candidate MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncology
  28. 2015 - 2016
    MemberGynecologic Surgery Access Management QI Project
  29. 2015 - 2016
    MemberGenetic Referral for Epithelial Ovarian Cancer QI Project
  30. 2015 - 2016
    Board MemberSociety of Gynecologic Oncology
  31. 2015 - 2016
    Fellow AdvisorSociety of Gynecologic Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology Fellows Research Network
  32. 2008 - present
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha

Publications

Research activities

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