Sunita Kumar, MD, FCCP, FAASM


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Associate Professor
Fellowship Program Director, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Medical Director, Sleep Program

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Malayalam

Clinical Expertise

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Critical Care
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Narcolepsy
  • Parasomnias
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Lung Disease

About Dr. Kumar

Gardening, Running, Travel

Medical Education

Medical School
Lady Hardinge Medical College & Hospital, India
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center - Internal Medicine: General
Loyola University Medical Center - Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Board Certification

Critical Care - Subspecialty Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - General Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease - Subspecialty Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
Sleep Medicine - General Cert: AM Board of Sleep Medicine


  • Contribution of chemotherapy mobilization to disease control in multiple myeloma treated with autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation Uy, G. L.; Costa, L. J.; Hari, P. N.; Zhang, M. J.; Huang, J. X.; Anderson, K. C.; Bredeson, C. N.; Callander, N. S.; Cornell, R. F.; Perez, M. A.; Dispenzieri, A.; Freytes, C. O.; Gale, R. P.; Garfall, A.; Gertz, M. A.; Gibson, J.; Hamadani, M.; Lazarus, H. M.; Kalaycio, M. E.; Kamble, R. T.; Kharfan-Dabaja, M. A.; Krishnan, A. Y.; Kumar, S. K.; Kyle, R. A.; Landau, H. J.; Lee, C. H.; Maiolino, A.; Marks, D. I.; Mark, T. M.; Munker, R.; Nishihori, T.; Olsson, R. F.; Ramanathan, M.; Rodriguez, T. E.; Saad, A. A.; Savani, B. N.; Schiller, G. J.; Schouten, H. C.; Schriber, J. R.; Scott, E.; Seo, S.; Sharma, M.; Ganguly, S.; Stadtmauer, E. A.; Tay, J.; To, L. B.; Vesole, D. H.; Vogl, D. T.; Wagner, J. L.; Wirk, B.; Wood, W. A.; D'Souza, A., Bone marrow transplantation
  • Endoglin Regulation of Smad2 Function Mediates Beclin1 Expression and Endothelial Autophagy Pan, C. C.; Kumar, S.; Shah, N.; Bloodworth, J. C.; Hawinkels, L. J.; Mythreye, K.; Hoyt, D. G.; Lee, N. Y., The Journal of biological chemistry
  • An aspartyl cathepsin CTH3, is essential for proprotein processing during secretory granule maturation in Tetrahymena thermophila, Kumar, S.; Briguglio, J. S.; Turkewitz, A. P., Molecular biology of the cell
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  • Obstructive sleep apnea in general surgery patients: is it more common than we think? Kulkarni, G. V.; Horst, A.; Eberhardt, J. M.; Kumar, S.; Sarker, S., American Journal of Surgery
  • NF-kappaB mediated miR-26a regulation in cardiac fibrosis Wei, C.; Kim, I. K.; Kumar, S.; Jayasinghe, S.; Hong, N.; Castoldi, G.; Catalucci, D.; Jones, W. K.; Gupta, S., Journal of cellular physiology
  • Salvage Second Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Myeloma Michaelis, L. C.; Saad, A.; Zhong, X.; Le-Rademacher, J.; Freytes, C. O.; Marks, D. I.; Lazarus, H. M.; Bird, J. M.; Holmberg, L.; Kamble, R. T.; Kumar, S.; Lill, M.; Meehan, K. R.; Saber, W.; Schriber, J.; Tay, J.; Vogl, D. T.; Wirk, B.; Savani, B. N.; Gale, R. P.; Vesole, D. H.; Schiller, G. J.; Abidi, M.; Anderson, K. C.; Nishihori, T.; Kalaycio, M. E.; Vose, J. M.; Moreb, J. S.; Drobyski, W.; Munker, R.; Roy, V.; Ghobadi, A.; Holland, H. K.; Nath, R.; To, L. B.; Maiolino, A.; Kassim, A. A.; Giralt, S. A.; Landau, H.; Schouten, H. C.; Maziarz, R. T.; Michael, J.; Kindwall-Keller, T.; Stiff, P. J.; Gibson, J.; Lonial, S.; Krishnan, A.; Dispenzieri, A.; Hari, P.; Plasma Cell Disorders Working Committee of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research, Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • Cardiac-specific genetic inhibition of nuclear factor-kappaB prevents right ventricular hypertrophy induced by monocrotaline Kumar, S.; Wei, C.; Thomas, C. M.; Kim, I. K.; Seqqat, R.; Kumar, R.; Baker, K. M.; Jones, W. K.; Gupta, S., American journal of physiology.Heart and circulatory physiology
  • Inhibition of amyloid-beta-induced neurotoxicity and apoptosis by moderate ethanol preconditioning. Belmadani, A.; Kumar, S.; Schipma, M.; Collins, M. A.; Neafsey, E. J., Neuroreport
  • Immunogenicity and efficacy in aotus monkeys of four recombinant Plasmodium falciparum vaccines in multiple adjuvant formulations based on the 19-kilodalton C terminus of merozoite surface protein 1 Kumar, S.; Collins, W.; Egan, A.; Yadava, A.; Garraud, O.; Blackman, M. J.; Guevara-Patino, J. A.; Diggs, C.; Kaslow, D. C., INFECTION AND IMMUNITY