A passion for medicine runs deep in Dr. Aswini Kumar’s family.
“I grew up in a family of doctors,” said Dr. Kumar, a board-certified cardiologist who recently joined Mercy Clinic Cardiology in Fort Smith. “My father and uncles are compassionate physicians. I was always determined to follow in their footsteps.”
As a cardiologist, she involves patients in every step of their medical journey and encourages them to make lifestyle changes to improve their health.
“I believe in personalized medicine,” she said. “I try to get to know my patients as best as I can so I can provide the individualized care that will help them the most.”
Dr. Kumar is originally from Chennai, India. She received her medical degree at Chengalpattu Medical College in India. She completed a residency in internal medicine at State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. She was also fellowship trained in cardiovascular disease at the University of Connecticut’s Hartford Hospital.
Outside of work, Dr. Kumar enjoys traveling and painting. Her husband is an oncologist who will join Mercy in Fort Smith next summer.
To make an appointment with Dr. Kumar at Mercy Clinic Cardiology, located at 7001 Rogers Ave., Suite 401A, in Fort Smith, call 479-314-4650.
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