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February 26, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Rajat Kumar

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada have selected Dr. Rajat Kumar as the recipient of the 2013 Manitoba/Saskatchewan region Prix d'excellence/Specialist of the Year award.

The award was established to recognize Fellows of the Royal College in good standing who have made significant contributions in providing outstanding patient care to their patients and the community in which they practice. The nominee must also be a role model for excellence in patient care.

Rajat Kumar MBBS, MD, DNB, MSc (LSE), FRCP (London), FRCP (Edin.), FRCPC

Dr. Rajat Kumar graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 1981 from the faculty of Medicine, Delhi University. He then served in the Armed Forces Medical Services of India for 21 years, during which time he was trained for two years in clinical Haematology at Guy's hospital, London, UK. He then taught in the department of Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. Later, he started a blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) center in Army Hospital R&R, Delhi. In 2003 he was selected as Professor of Haematology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he also started a BMT program.

In April 2008, Dr. Kumar was recruited to CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB), as a haemato-oncologist and Professor at the University of Manitoba, and received academic certification from the Royal College in 2008. His outpatient clinical practice includes patients of MDS, lymphomas and leukemias and he has chaired the lymphoproliferative disease site group. He provides in-patient service to the leukemia/BMT ward. He completed an MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management from the London School of Economics, UK, in 2012. Dr. Kumar is Medical Director of the Clinical Investigations Office and Chair of standards committee of CancerCare Manitoba.

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