Ravin R. Kumar, MD, FACS, FRCS, FASCRS



Professor of Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery


Medical Degree: MBBS – University of Peradeniya School of Medicine, Sri Lanka
Residency: General Surgery – Yale University-Bridgeport Program, CT
Colorectal Surgery – University of Texas School of Medicine at Houston
Research – Yale University School of Medicine, NewHaven, CT

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Awards and Honors

  • Faculty Teacher Award, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Best Cancer Research Award, Connecticut Chapter, American College of Surgeons
  • Yeager Aerospace Award, Civil Air Patrol-USAF
Research Focus

Basic Science Research on Pathophysiology of Neuroendocrine cells; Clinical Research on Colorectal Cancers, Diverticulitis, and fistula-in-ano.

Professional Service
  • Governors at Large, American College of Surgeons
  • Past President, Southern California Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Past Committee Member (Bylaws, Socioeconomics, Standards, and regional Committees), American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Professional Development, Health and Safety officer, Transport Mission Pilot, Civil Air Patrol, California Wing, US Air Force Auxiliary
Personal Interests

Volunteer Pilot and Emergency work with Civil Air Patrol-USAF, Flying, Martial Arts, and Tennis