Areas of Interest
Non-Operative Musculoskeletal Treatments, Spine Care, Electrodiagnosis, Spine Injections, Joint Injections
Dr. Ashok Kumar is a St. Louis board-certified physiatrist who specializes in nonoperative musculoskeletal treatments, spine care, and electrodiagnosis. He is also board certified in Electrodiagnostic and Interventional Pain Management.
Dr. Kumar utilizes many different treatment options including blocks, injections, electrodiagnostic methods and pharmacologicals.
Outside of work, Dr. Kumar enjoys running and playing soccer.
Dr. Kumar accepts all major insurances. For more information, please visit our Insurance page.
Fellowship: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in the United Kingdom
Residency: Washington University School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Internship: Lyari College & Boards of Education
Medical School: Dow Medical College - Karachi, Pakistan
Certifications & Organizations
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
General Orthopedic Surgery Certification
American Board of Pain Medicine
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Central Society
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Association of Academic Physiatrists
American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Academy of Pain Medicine
St. Louis Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
North American Spine Society
International Spinal Injection Society
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council
Awards & Honors
Past President, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Central Society Scholarship
Missouri Arthritis Foundation Research Enrichment Program
Stothard, J., Kumar, A. "Scaphoid fractures at the tip of Herbert screw". Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 1993: 75-B; 974-75.Stothard, J., Kumar, A. "A safe percutaneous method of trigger finger release". Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1994: 39; 116-17.
Dromerick, A.W., Meschia, J., Kumar, A., Hanlon, R.H. "Simultaneous bilateral thalamic hemorrhages following administration of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator". Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1997: 78; 92-95.
Kumar, A., Lennard, T.A., Margharita, A.M. "Extremity Trauma in Motor Vehicle Accidents". Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation State of the Arts Reviews 1998: 12:1; 99-110.
Kumar, A., Dromerick, A.W. "Intractable hiccups in stroke rehabilitation". Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1998: 79; 697-699.
Schoedinger, G.R., Hildebolt, C.F., Kumar, A. "A Short Pain Survey for postoperative assessment of spine patients in nonacademic setting". Journal of Surgical Orthopedic Advances 2004: 13; 199-205.
Dromerick, A.W., Kumar, A., Volshteyn, O., Edwards, D.F. "Hemiplegic shoulder pain syndrome: Interrater reliability of physical diagnosis signs". Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2006: 87; 294-5.
Dromerick, A.W., Edwards, D.F., Kumar, A. "Hemiplegic shoulder pain syndrome: Frequency and characteristics during inpatient rehabilitation". Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008: 89; 1589-93.