Anita Bakshi Kumar, MD is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. She is a gastroenterologist and an assistant professor with The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. She received her undergraduate degree from George Mason University where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in biology. She was guaranteed medical school admission to Virginia Commonwealth University where she earned her medical degree and was awarded top student of the year. She then completed her residency in Internal Medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences and she received an award for the best clinical educator by the medical students at Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Kumar completed her fellowship training in digestive and liver diseases at The George Washington University with a broad training in gastroenterology and liver diseases.
Dr. Kumar focuses on a wide variety of diseases of the digestive tract and liver. She is skilled in managing both acute and chronic illnesses, performs emergency interventions, and also delivers high quality preventive care. She performs both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy. Her areas of interest include preventative health, women's gastrointestinal health, diseases of the esophagus, stomach and small bowel such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, dyspepsia, gastritis, and celiac disease, as well as diseases of the colon including: polyps, gastrointestinal bleeding, diverticular disease, colon cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. She has done research on hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease.
Dr. Kumar has done research in inflammatory bowel disease, hepatology, and celiac disease with several publications. She is a member of several national gastroenterology societies. Her clinical interests include ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding, acid reflux disorders, liver disease, colon polyps and cancer, small bowel disorders, and issues in women’s GI health.