Dr. Arbind Kumar is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American College of Gastroenterology. Dr. Kumar is fluent in Hindi and performs procedures at Community Care’s Endoscopy and Surgical Care Suite in Latham, NY, and Samaritan Hospital in Troy, NY. He treats patients 18 years of age and older. Dr. Kumar is interested in cancer prevention, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. He received his medical degree from Ranchi University in India. Dr. Kumar completed a pathology residency at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY, and an internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Dr. Kumar has practiced in the Capital Region for over 30 years. He comes from a medical family, and his biggest influences were his father, brother, and brother-in-law. Dr. Kumar’s interest in gastroenterology started after seeing his grandmother suffer from pancreatic cancer. He was fascinated by endoscopy early in his career and still enjoys performing endoscopies and colonoscopies as a way to prevent cancer. His favorite part of being a doctor is helping his patients reach their health goals. Dr. Kumar believes communication is key to a good doctor-patient relationship. He takes the time to listen, hear his patients, and understand their needs. Dr. Kumar lives by the philosophy of “never taking the obvious for granted.”
Dr. Kumar immigrated from India 40 years ago. He was drawn to the Capital Region in 1988 and started practicing in the gastroenterology field. Dr. Kumar is a lifelong athlete and enjoys golfing and playing tennis in his spare time. He is also a board member at the Hindu Temple and a member of the local Indian community.