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



Professor of Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Harbor – UCLA Medical Center


Bachelor Degree: University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Medical Degree: MRCS – Royal College of Surgeons of England

Internship: FRCS – Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow, Scotland

Residency: General Surgery – Yale-Bridgeport Hospital

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, Leadership Award – CAP-USAF, Yeager Award (Aerospace)”
Research Focus

31 Journal Articles
4 Books
48 Abstracts

Professional Service
  • President, Southern California Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Committee Member (Bylaws Committee, Socio Economic Committee, Standards Committee, Regional Society Committee), American
  • Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Governer at large, American College of Surgeons
    Professional Development Officer and Health & Safety Officer in Civil Air Patrol-USAF
Personal Interests

Volunteer Work with Civil Air Patrol- USAF in Emergency Services and Mission Pilot Training, Tennis, Flying, Martial arts, Travel