Sanjeev Kumar, MD

sanjeev-kumar_mcm_4146Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Contact information

Department of Anesthesiology
College of Medicine, University of Florida
PO Box 100254
1600 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32610

Office Phone



Administrative Assistant

Debbie Hagopian
Phone: (352) 273-8954

Dr. Kumar is an Assistant Professor and will be working mainly in the OR. He comes to us from our very own Jacksonville campus where he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Kumar earned his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from Delhi University in India. He worked at Delhi University/ Safdarjung Hospital for his residency training. Dr. Kumar even interned and was a resident at Wayne State University/ Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, MI. He completed his fellowship training there as well. He is certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He holds a Medical Doctor License & Controlled Substance License, DEA License, and is ECFMG certified. Dr. Kumar is a Current Editor for theIndian Journal of Pain, active reviewer for Journal of General Internal Medicine, and past reviewer for Pain Practice. He is a member of several professional societies such as the Society for Pain Practice Management, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Society of Anesthesiology, International Anesthesia Research Society, and a Secretary of Society for Awareness in Medical Emergency. He can also speak 4 different languages: English, Hindi, Bangla, and Bhojpuri.



2011-2012 Fellow, Pain Medicine Wayne State University Detroit, MI
2007-2011 Resident, Anesthesiology Wayne State University Detroit, MI
2007-2008 Intern Wayne State University Detroit, MI
2001-2004 Resident, Anesthesiology Delhi University (Safdarjung Hospital) Delhi, India
2000 MBBS (Medical Degree) Delhi University, University College of Medical Sciences Delhi, India


Awards and Honors

2012 Second prize, Radiofrequency lesion size varies depending on the solution used [poster], Advanced Regional Anesthesia Conference Detroit, MI
2011 Scholarship to cover all expenses to attend Essentials of Pain Management: Principals and Practice program, provided by American Pain Society grant of Endo Pharmaceuticals Austin, TX
2010 First prize, Assessment of Difficulty in Airway Management in Obese Patients [poster], Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists 55th Annual Scientific Detroit, MI
2009 Third prize, Dosage of mepivacaine in ultrasound guided axillary block, Advanced Regional Anesthesia Conference Detroit, MI
2004 First prize, Anesthesia Quiz Competition, Indian Society of Anesthesiology annual conference New Delhi, India


Editorial Boards:

  • 2015 Journal of General Internal Medicine, Reviewer
  • 2015-Present BMJ Case Repots, Reviewer
  • 2010-2011 Pain Practice, Reviewer
  • 2009-Present Indian Journal of Pain, Editor


Selected Publications

  • Perov S, Patel P, Kumar S, McKelvey GM, Chidiac E, Motlani F. Effective low dosage of mepivacaine in ultrasound-guided axillary nerve block: a double-blinded, randomized clinical trial of efficacy in patients undergoing distal upper extremity surgery. J Clin Anesth 26(3):222-6, 2014
  • Kumar S, Ruchi R, Chidiac E, James S. Gene therapy of chronic neuropathic pain: how does it work and where do we stand today? Pain Med 12(5):808-22, 2011
  • Kumar S, Patel PS, Saxena AK. Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty: the spine intervention techniques. Indian J Pain 24:122-134, 2010
  • Ruchi R, Whitbeck M, Kumar S, Zegarra M. Pneumonia outcomes in patients with end stage renal disease on angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors. J Am Soc Nephrol 20, 2009
  • Kumar S, Ruchi R. Gene therapy and other emerging modalities in the treatment of chronic neuropathic pain. Indian J Pain 22:60-74, 2008
  • Saxena AK, Kumar S. Management strategies for pain in breast carcinoma patients: current opinions and future perspectives. Pain Pract 7(2):163-77, 2007
  • Saxena AK, Kumar S. Hypothermia: evaluation and management. In Manual of Medical Emergency, 3rd edition, New Delhi, India: Pushpanjali Medical Publications Pvt. Ltd., 2007
  • Kumar S, Saxena AK, Kumar M, Rautela RS, Gupta N, Goyal A. Anesthetic management during bronchoscopic removal of a unique, friable foreign body. Anesth Analg 103(6):1596-7, 2006
  • Saxena AK, Kumar S. Pain management in patients of breast carcinoma: current opinions and future perspectives. Mammology 2:33-46, 2006