Dr. Jaya Kumar joins executive team

 Medical City McKinney has named Jaya Kumar, MD, as Chief Medical Officer (CMO), starting in February.

“Dr. Kumar is a highly respected physician that is focused on quality and exemplary patient care,” said Ernest C. Lynch, III, CEO of Medical City McKinney. “She is a physician that other doctors can look to for quality outcomes and clinical expertise. We are excited to have her part of our administrative team.”

Dr. Kumar will help advise and lead the hospital’s medical experts and is a key position on the leadership team. Dr. Kumar has served as the medical director for a 12-physician hospitalist group at Medical City Denton since 2013 and has practiced at Medical City Healthcare hospitals for seven years. She is board certified in nephrology and internal medicine and actively participates in a number of patient-centered initiatives and committees throughout the hospital.

“I am excited to join Medical City McKinney in a role that is dedicated to supporting our clinic staff and their commitment to excellence,” said Dr. Kumar. “Putting our patients first and providing quality outcomes is our number one priority.”

Dr. Kumar received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from King George Medical College in India. She completed her internal medicine residency at Long Island College Hospital in New York and UCSF (Fresno) in California.

The position was previously held by Steven Kaster, MD, who accepted a CMO position with an HCA Healthcare hospital in Overland Park, KS.