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Jaya B. Kumar, MD



Honors and Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Society for Scholarship, Loyalty, and Service
  • Duke Residency Award for Excellence in Clinical Care, Ethics, and Research
  • Intern of the Year, Saint Louis University
  • American Medical Women’s Association Achievement Award for Academic Performance
  • Missouri State Medical Association Award for Outstanding Proficiency in Medical Studies
  • Summa Cum Laude, Saint Louis University
  • Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid Research Award in Biochemistry
  • Presidential Scholarship, Saint Louis University

Research and Educational Experiences

Throughout her career, Dr. Kumar has strived to enhance her knowledge in the field of ophthalmology while providing evidence-based patient care. She has participated in numerous research projects with particular interest in ophthalmic imaging and retinal disease. She has presented at national conferences and authored several peer-reviewed publications which include Ophthalmology Retina, Survey of Ophthalmology, OSLI (Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers, Imaging Retina) and book chapters in Current Trends in Uveitis and Retinal Degenerative Diseases.

In addition to research, she has a passion for medical education, having served on several curriculum committees and wellness training programs for physicians.

Dr. Kumar is a peer reviewer for Evolve Medical Education and KCY Education Group.

Dr. Kumar is available for Patients at our Locations in

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Publications and Presentations

Dr. Kumar participated and contributed her time and efforts in publications and presentations.

About Jaya B. Kumar, MD

Doctor Kumar holds a Bachelors of Science degree and her medical degree, Doctorate of Medicine, from Saint Louis University, SLU.

She completed an internship in internal medicine at Saint Louis University and her ophthalmology residency at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Following residency training, Dr. Kumar completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery and diseases at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Kumar grew up in Southeastern Michigan near Detroit. She enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, traveling, and exploring new cultures. She has been a leader in health outreach and mentorship programs, and continues to pursue these interests.

Dr. Kumar joined Florida Retina Institute in September 2018.