Santosh Kumar M.D.

Santosh Kumar M.D. HOACNY Syracuse
Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology

At a very early age, whenever I went to see my family physician for a fever or any other illness, I saw his dedication and how other patients loved him. I felt it would be a very noble profession to help take care of patients at difficult times of their lives and make them feel better. So, I also decided to become a physician. 

After completing medical school, I decided to move to the United States for further education and training. After three years of internal medicine residency, I joined Dartmouth Hitchcock in NH as an attending physician for inpatient care. During my hospitalist physician years I developed love for hematology/oncology. The science behind each disease and discovery of new treatment options captured my attention. Despite passing through difficult times, I witnessed the strength of my patients. There was always a true connection between the patient and the oncologist.

I went to the University of Vermont for a post-doctoral research fellowship in hematology and oncology.  There I participated in various research projects in gastrointestinal cancers and symptom management. For my fellowship in hematology and oncology I joined the University of Rochester Medical Center. I feel fortunate to have learned from some of the best mentors in the field. 

I joined Hematology-Oncology Associates of CNY because I saw a team based approach utilizing the best available medicine and advanced technology to provide the highest quality of care. I think what makes us unique is the ability to treat the whole patient and develop individualized treatment plans.

During my time away from work, I spend time with my family, visit parks and enjoy food at different restaurants.