Sukumar Ethirajan, MD

A community oncologist specializing in cancer genetics in the Kansas City area since 1993, Dr. Kumar Ethirajan recently established his practice at Dr. E.T.’s Concierge Care. He was Vice Chair of Midwest IRB at HCA Midwest Health from 2009-2016.

Kumar was the President of the Medical Staff at Menorah Medical Center in 2014 and President of the Kansas Society of Clinical Oncology from 2011-2014. As President of MetroMed (now known as Kansas City Medical Society) in 2004, he initiated MetroCare, which was subsequently researched and incubated by the Center for Practical Bioethics. He also served on the Board of the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City and was Secretary/Treasurer of MetroCare. Nationally, Kumar served on the Clinical Practice Committee of ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology), and continues to serve on the State Oncology Society Forum of NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network), and the Carrier Advisory Committee (CMS).

After his undergraduate medical education at Stanley Medical College in Madras, India, he completed graduate medical education in Clinical Pathology at Boston University Medical Center, followed by an Internal Medicine residency at North Shore Medical Center/Massachusetts General Hospital and subsequent Hematology Oncology Fellowship at UCLA-affiliated hospitals followed by a Medical Oncology fellowship at University of Minnesota before moving to the Kansas City area in 1993.