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Anand R. Kumar, MD, FAAP, FACS

Anand R. Kumar, MD
Job Title Director, Facial Skeletal Surgery Program, Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Job Title Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-8650 Phone
412-692-8614 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1997 Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.


2004 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.
2002 General Surgery Categorical, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minn.


2008 Craniofacial Surgery/Pediatric Plastic Surgery, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.


6/2004-8/2004 Officer Indoctrination School, Officer Candidate Medical Officer, United States Navy, Newport, R.I.


Preoperative Distraction

Postoperative Distraction


  • Northeast Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Pediatric Trauma Society
  • Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • American Society of Craniofacial Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons, Plastic Surgery Fellow, FACS
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery Fellow, FAAP
  • American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Priestly Surgical Society, Mayo Clinic Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Website Committee Member
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Chairman Website Committee
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, Education Committee Member
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Membership, Committee Member

Board Certifications

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Diplomat
  • American Board of Surgery, Diplomat
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomat


  • Navy Unit Commendation
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Service Medal
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer Qualification (SWMDO) 
  • Navy/Marine Corp Commendation Medal
  • Navy/Marine Corp Achievement Medal
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal 
  • National Defense Service Medal 
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Deans Honor List


  • Zoe MacIsaac, MD, Alex Rottgers, MD, Alexander J. Davit III, MD, Matthew Ford, SLP, Joseph Losee, MD, Anand Kumar, MD.  Alveolar Reconstruction in Cleft Patients: Decreasing Morbidity and Improved Outcomes with Supplemental Demineralized Bone Matrix and Cancellous Allograft.  Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 130(3): 625-632, September 2012. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31825dcb75
  • Anand R. Kumar, MD, James P. Bradley MD, Randy Bell, MD, Fred Stephens, MD, Stephen Rouse, MD, Raymond Harshbarger, MD, Rocco Armonda, MD.  Warfare-Related Craniectomy Defect Reconstruction: Early Success Using Custom Alloplast Implants.  Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 127(3): 1279-1287, March 2011.
  • Kumar AR, Rabin N, O’Hara C, Sisodia M, Kawamoto H, Wilson L, Gari J, Bradley J Improved outcomes in cleft patients with severe maxillary deficiency after Le Fort I internal distraction.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 5 April 2006 - Volume 117 - Issue 5 - pp. 1499-1509.

Research Interests

Anand Kumar, MD, leads the Heterotopic Bone Research Laboratory at the Rangos Research Center of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.  Our team is dedicated to the development of novel treatment of pathologic heterotopic bone formation and harnessing its osteogenic potential for structural bone regeneration.  We study muscle derived progenitor cell in both human, murine and rabbit in vitro models and in vivo murine and rabbit models.  The role of inflammatory cytokines and mechanical-transduction forces are central to our investigative methods.

1) Primary Investigator – Anand Kumar, MD
2) Post Doctoral Fellow – Laurie Meszaro,s PhD
3) Research Assistant - Melissa Shaw, BS
4) Academic Research Scholar (Medical Student)  -  Tiffany Yeong, BS
5) Collaborator -  Kimimasa Tobita, MD
6) Collaborator – Gregg Cooper, PhD

Title: Development of a novel rodentin vivo heterotopic ossification model
Source: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation Grant
Major Goal: Recreate heterotopic ossification in a rodent hindlimb model using a modified immobilization and movement protocol
PI: Anand Kumar, MD
PD: Fellow: Laurie Meszaros PhD
Annual Direct Cost: $115,000.00
Percent Effort: 50%
Dates: 2010-2013
Title: Development of a murine translational progenitor cell model of novel bone generation
Source: Plastic Surgery Foundation Grant (Pending)
Major Goal: Isolate, characterize, and prime muscle derived progenitor cells in order to replicate heterotopic ossification and heal a critical size calvarial defect
PI: Anand Kumar MD
PD: Fellow: Laurie Meszaros PhD
Annual Direct Cost: $10,000.00
Percent Effort: 50%
Dates: 2012-2013

Biography Summary

Anand R. Kumar, MD, was recruited to Pittsburgh from Bethesda, Md., where he served as director and staff pediatric plastic surgeon of the Military Craniofacial Unit at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He previously acted as division chief in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda.  Dr. Kumar completed a fellowship in craniofacial surgery/pediatric plastic surgery at the University of California at Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles, Dr. Kumar also completed a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He received additional training in general surgery at the Mayo Clinical Graduate School of Medicine; Rochester, Minn. Dr. Kumar obtained his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY. His clinical practice focuses on craniofacial surgery including the correction of pediatric and adolescent facial skeletal deformities and airway obstruction using traditional orthognathic surgery and distraction osteogenesis.  His basic science research is focused on combat casualty care related to heterotrophic bone formation and harnessing its potential for structural bone regeneration.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Improved Fracture Union Rates with Warfare Related Subacute Limb Salvage
  • Warfare Related Peripheral Nerve Injury: Early Outcome Analysis
  • Warfare Related Craniofacial Injury: Custom Implant Cranial Reconstruction
  • Evaluating the Efficacy of Supraglottic Airway Expansion in Symptomatic Pierre Robin Sequence: A Cohort Comparison Study Between Tongue Lip Adhesion and Mandible Distraction
Last Update
September 27, 2012
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September 27, 2012