Dr. Rohit Kumar is a practicing Anesthesiologist at Trillium Health Partners (THP) in Mississauga, Ontario. He is married to Dr. Meera Luthra, an Endocrinologist and the Endocrinology Program Director at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
He completed his Bachelor of Science and Medical Degrees at Dalhousie University in his hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia. He then completed his Anesthesia residency training at the University of Toronto.
At THP, Dr. Kumar takes an active role in educating medical students and residents. Between 2009 and 2017 he was the Physician Lead in the Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic and continues to be a member of the Acute Pain Service. In 2014 Dr. Kumar was presented the Trillium Health Partners Better Together Physician Award for demonstrating leadership in advancing collaborative practice.
Outside of clinical work Dr. Kumar is an active patient and physician advocate. In 2020 he completed a four year term on his hospital's Professional (Medical) Staff Executive which represents the interests of over 1300 Professional Staff to the hospital. During his tenure, he sat on the Medical Advisory, Finance and Audit, Fiscal Advisory and Credentialing Committees. During the final two and a half years, he was a member of the Board of Directors at THP.
He is the current Vice-Chair of Ontario's Anesthesiologists - A Section of the OMA, President of the Mississauga Medical Society and a District 5 Delegate. He has taken several courses through the Canadian Medical Association Physician Learning Institute, and in March 2018 received the Physician Learning Institute Certificate. He has also participated in Health Care Advocate Workshops offered by the Ontario Medical Association and has taken several leadership courses on topics such as negotiation and facilitation. Armed with this experience, he has formed relationships with provincial and federal politicians from various parties to advocate on healthcare issues. He also has an active social media presence.
More recently, he completed training in Basic and Advanced techniques using Neurotoxins (Botox) and Dermal Fillers through the Canadian Board of Aesthetic Medicine. He is the current Medical Director at Astra Medicare, an upscale Medical and Wellness facility in Brampton, Ontario. He is certified in Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, Mesotherapy, Microneedling, Energy Based Devices (EBD) and LASER therapy, Sclerotherapy and Cosmetic Dermatology.
Outside of medicine, he is an avid reader and likes to golf. He enjoys cooking, socializing and sampling diverse cuisines.
Ontario Medical Association
Canadian Medical Association
Canadian Anesthesiologists Society
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Trillium Health Partners
Canadian Board of Aesthetic Medicine