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Ajay Kumar

Ajay Kumar


Assistant Professor, Course Director/Examiner, Clinical Skills II


Courses: Clinical Neuroscience, Clinical Skills, System and Diseases 

Dr. Kumar has extensive experience working as an educator, researcher, and clinician. He attended medical school at University College of Medical Sciences (University of Delhi) and graduated in 2012. During medical school, he was awarded a scholarship as a Visiting International Student to do a surgical clerkship at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas. After graduation, he worked as a surgical and medicine resident in Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Delhi and Max Super Specialty Hospital, Delhi, respectively.  

He obtained a Master of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology of Mental Health from King’s College, London, United Kingdom.  

Dr. Kumar worked as a research intern at an NGO based in Goa, India providing community based psychological interventions for mental health disorders. He was particularly involved in developing the program for alcohol disorders and depression on nextgenu which is a renowned online learning platform.  

He also served as a research fellow in hematopathology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. 

  • General practice
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Visiting international student in San Antonio scholarship 
  • An experimental study to develop a transgenic TDP-43 mouse expressing eGFP under UCHL1 promotor to evaluate corticospinal motor and spinal motor neurons for neurodegeneration, mislocalization of TDP-43 and accumulation of C-terminal fragments of TDP-43 in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Synoptic MSc thesis project).
  • Gupta, A., Jain, J., Kumar, A., Kumar, S., & Wadhwa, N. (2012). Triple negative breast cancer-An overview and review of literature. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 3(2), 16-20. 
  • Counselling for Alcohol problems (CAP) online course (
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Addiction
  • Mood disorders
  • Presentation on Paediatric myelodysplastic syndrome and Recent advances in Hodgkin Lymphoma at Hematopathology departmental conference at MD Anderson Cancer Center
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