Piyush (Phil) Kumar, M.D.

Dr. Kumar’s favorite aspect of the physician-patient relationship is watching people go from being ill to wellness. He is also very active and involved in clinical research and is the Founder and Director of Discovery Clinical Research Center. Dr. Kumar’s area of clinical interest include colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and hepatitis C. He is committed to the health and well-being of the Encinitas and surrounding communities and has practiced in the Encinitas location for over 21 years. Dr. Kumar enjoys aviation, hiking, and physical fitness in his free time.


Dr. Kumar is Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Fellowship


Hospital Affiliations

  • Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
  • Hobbies
  • Self/spiritual development and mindfulness training
  • Research Experience
  • Bio-Chemical Cancer Research, Tufts University