Kumar Honored for Response, Mentorship During the Pandemic

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Princy Kumar
Princy N. Kumar, MD

(April 29, 2022) — The Medical Society of DC (MSDC) has honored Princy N. Kumar, MD, professor of medicine and microbiology, and senior associate dean of students at Georgetown University School of Medicine, with its Dr. Charles H. Epps, III Community Service Award for outstanding public service to the community.

“During the pandemic, [Dr. Kumar] set an industry standard for COVID response policy and planning with MedStar Health as well as mentorship to medical students and residents at Georgetown University,” the society stated.

Kumar, who is also chief of the infectious diseases and tropical medicine division at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, received the award at the MSDC’s 2022 Capital Healthcare Honors held on April 29 at the National Press Club. The annual awards ceremony honors health care providers “who have helped make the District the best place to practice medicine.”