May 28th, 2019
Rajeev Kumar, MD, FACP, CMD
Dr. Kumar, an honors graduate from Bangalore Medical College in 1993, is the Medical Director for Transitions Hospice (Illinois Region) since April of 2017.
Board certified in Geriatric Medicine, Palliative Care as well as Internal Medicine. Doctor is also the President of Midwest Geriatrics, LLC, a physician group that provides medical leadership and clinical services to 40 nursing homes, 20 assisted living facilities and 5 outpatient clinics located in the western suburbs of Chicago.
Dr. Kumar is chief medical officer for Symbria, providing pharmacy services for 150 nursing homes across America. Dr. Kumar is also a Certified Medical Director from AMDA and is the immediate past president of Illinois Medical Directors Association. He serves as the medical director for two skilled nursing facilities and is AMDA’s representative on the Professional and Technical Advisory Committee to the Joint Commission and serves as AMDA’s Secretary.
- Kumar, R., MD, "SNF Medical Directors and Clinicians in PDPM Have Vital Role", Caring for the Ages, May. 2019
- Spanko, Alex, "Cheat Sheets and Timely Visits: How SNFs Can Support Doctors’ Larger PDPM Role", Skilled Nursing News, May, 2019