Priya Kumthekar, M.D.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital


Dr. Priya Kumthekar is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Hematology/Oncology, and the Director of the Cancer Trials Office at the Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University. Kumthekar is board certified in neurology and neuro-oncology and has an MD from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine.

Dr. Kumthekar completed her residency training in neurology at Northwestern University/McGaw and her Neuro-Oncology UCNS Accredited Clinical Fellowship at the same institution.

Dr. Kumthekar is involved in many committees and councils at the university and hospital, including the Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Director and the Internal Advisory Committee for the Quantitative Data Sciences Core. Additionally, she is an Executive Officer of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Neuro-Oncology, which oversees all Neuro-oncology clinical trials for the Alliance for Clinical Trials, a member of the National Clinical Trial Network. Dr. Kumthekar is the recipient of several teaching awards and is a member of numerous professional societies and organizations.

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