Dr Vinod-Kumar

Dr. Vinod Kumar is the Medical Director of Vascular Health in Bakersfield, California. He has a reputation as being an excellent provider who is passionate about his work. Dr. Kumar made the decision to become a cardiovascular specialist because he has a passion for protecting and saving people from heart disease and preventing amputations.

Save a life, save a leg.

“As a Cardiovascular specialist I often make lifesaving decision. But I also spend time with patients, thoroughly explaining their diagnosis and treatment. This broad commitment to cardiovascular medicine helps me not only save lives, but increase the longevity and quality of them.” – Dr. Vinod Kumar

Dr. Kumar is a family oriented man who enjoys to do yoga, meditate, and listen to music. He is a vegetarian and his favorite vegetable is Eggplant. He enjoys watching Hindi movies, with one of his favorites being Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. Dr. Kumar’s favorite vacation spot is Disneyland because it is a time where he can be with his family and he also enjoys going on cruises.

Clinical Interests and Experience

Board Certifications

  • California # A49366
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 1989
  • Board Certified in Cardiology in 1991
  • Board Re-Certified in Cardiology in 2001 and 2011
  • Board Certified in Nuclear Cardiology in 2001 and 2011
  • Board Certified in Interventional Cardiology in 2002 and 2011
  • Board Certified in Vascular Medicine in 2013
  • Board Certified in Endovascular Medicine in 2013
  • Fellow of American College of Cardiology

Education & Training

“In medical school, I worked hard to earn the best education possible. Afterward, I perfected my skills in cardiovascular medicine under some of the nation’s leading cardiovascular specialists, including Dr. DeBakey, the originator of open- heart bypass surgery. Today, I apply this extensive training on a daily basis- to preserve and improve the lives of patient’s right here in our community.”

Education

  • Interventional Cardiology Fellow, UCLA Scholl of Medicine, CA
  • Fellowship in Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Huston, TX (Program Director: R. Roberts, M.D.)
  • Residency in Internal Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
  • Medical School, Obtained M.D., University Medical College, Rohtak, India

Training

  • Coronaries
  • Percutaneous Trans luminal Coronary Angioplasty.
  • Percutaneous Trans luminal Coronary Atherectomy (DVI)Percutaneous Trans luminal Rotablator Arherectomy
  • Percutaneous Trans luminal Excimer Laser Angioplasty
  • Coronary Stents, Ultrasound Imaging, Angioscopy, and Doppler Flow
  • Peripheral Vascular Interventions
  • Percutaneous Trans luminal Angioplasty (PTA)
  • Peripheral Atherectomy
  • Peripheral Laser Angioplasty
  • Stents Placement
  • Angioscopy
  • Intravascular Ultrasound

Read Dr. Kumar’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)