Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Kumar earned a bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of California, Riverside and subsequently served as a patient educator in the AmeriCorps program. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles Dual Degree PRIME program and completed a Masters in Public Health with a focus in Health Policy and Management from the UCLA School of Public Health. Kumar completed his emergency medicine training at Northwestern University. Throughout residency, Kumar focused on throughput and innovation and led the development and implementation of multiple accelerated diagnostic pathways to help shift care from the Emergency Department to the outpatient setting. Kumar is currently pursuing his Master's in Business Administration through the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Luke Neill, MD
Originally from the Adirondack Region of New York, Luke earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Vermont. He attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed his emergency medicine residency training at Northwestern University. Throughout residency, Luke has been active in hospital administration, clinical operations, research, and quality improvement. During residency, Luke was selected to participate in the Academy for Quality and Safety Improvement (AQSI) where he worked to identify and then improve upon delays in antibiotic redosing in cases of severe sepsis and septic shock. Active in research, Luke was the lead author on a study exploring patients rationale for retaining unused opioid pills, the findings of which were presented at the 2017 American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly. As co-director of the Administration College, Luke helped to institute a longitudinal curriculum for residents interested in departmental leadership and operations. Luke also served as a resident member of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Clinical Classification and Evaluation Committee, dedicated to reviewing and classifying all patient safety events and devising systems-level solutions. Luke is currently pursuing his Master’s in Business Administration through the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.