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Amanda Hong Kumar

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology, Regional
2301 Erwin Road, DUMC 3094, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Amanda Kumar received her M.D. from Johns Hopkins University, then completed her residency in anesthesiology at Stanford University where she served as chief resident. She came to Duke in 2016 for a fellowship in regional and ambulatory anesthesia, and has stayed on as an assistant professor. She is passionate about medical education, and is the program director for the ACGME-approved Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine fellowship. She is heavily involved in medical simulation for all levels of learners, and is the graduate medical education simulation liaison for Duke's Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center. Her clinical and research interests are in regional anesthesiology and acute perioperative pain management. She is a part of Duke's Department of Anesthesiology perioperative leadership group. Nationally, she has been recognized as an associate member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists, associate faculty for the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and is a subcommittee member for the American Society of Anesthesiologists. 

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology · 2021 - Present Anesthesiology, Regional, Anesthesiology

Education, Training & Certifications

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine · 2012 M.D.