Dr. Nishant Kumar, D.O. is a Board Certified General Psychiatrist, Addiction Psychiatrist and also a Board-Certified Addiction Medicine Physician. Dr. Kumar attended the University of California, Los Angeles where he graduated with a B.S. degree in psychobiology and B.A. degree in economics.
He then went on to pursue his medical training at Western University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California, graduating with a D.O. degree. Dr. Kumar received his psychiatry residency training at the distinguished Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, where he served as the Academic, Research and Administrative Chief Resident. Dr. Kumar has also completed a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Kumar is an approved and licensed buprenorphine provider and is an experienced Vivitrol injection provider. He has over 10 years of extensive experience working with both outpatients and inpatients in treating substance abuse disorders, eating disorders and various other psychiatric disorders. Dr. Kumar’s role at True Recovery is to provide psychiatric evaluations and assessments, medication management and to collaborate with the clinical team. Having grown up in Southern California, Dr. Kumar has a deep understanding of the various challenges faced by today’s diverse communities and attempts to bring this insight into every aspect of his clinical practice.
In addition to his passion for working with individuals who struggle with psychiatric and/or substance use disorders Dr. Kumar also volunteers by helping homeless youth in Orange County by serving as the Advisory Board Chair for StandUp For Kids, Orange County. He understands the role that a healthy lifestyle and support system have to overcome any illness which is why enjoys various outdoor activities and recreational sports as well as spending time with his young daughter and family.