Sameet M Kumar, PHD

Kumar Sameet M
Palliative Care - Psychologist

Primary Office
603 N Flamingo Road
Suite 151
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
Alternate Location
1150 N 35th Ave
Ste 330
Hollywood, FL 33021

Meet the Physician

Dr. Sameet Kumar is the clinical psychologist at Memorial Cancer Institute, serving the patients of Memorial Healthcare System in south Broward County. He earned his doctorate in adult clinical psychology at the University of Miami in 2001, and completed his fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in 2003. He has more than 12 years experience in working in an oncology setting and specializes in working with adults who have cancer, as well as with their caregivers and families. In addition to being a clinical psychologist, he has also studied with numerous spiritual teachers as part of his training. Dr. Kumar's professional interests include mindfulness meditation, well-being, and grief and bereavement. He is also the author of the best-selling Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Approach to Coping with Loss, and The Mindful Path Through Worry and Rumination.



Professional organizations

  • American Psychological Association Review of Books
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Psycho-oncology Society

Recent publications

  • The Mindful Path to Overcoming Worry and Rumination, 2009
  • “Ascending the Spiral Staircase of Grief,” Clinical Pearls of Wisdom: Leading Therapists Offer Essential Insights, 2009
  • “When You Are Blue, The Therapist Will Get You Through,” Coping With Breast Cancer, 2008
  • “Change in Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation in an Exposure-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression,” Cognitive Therapy Research, 2008


  • “Addressing Fears of Recurrence,” Gilda’s Club of South Florida, 2011
  • “Mindfulness, Grief and Resilience,” Association for Death Education and Counseling, 2011
  • “Bereavement Support,” Gilda’s Club of South Florida, 2010
  • “The Mindful Family,” Plymouth Congregational Church, 2010, 2009
  • Patient Wellness Group, Gilda’s Club of South Florida, 2010
  • “Meditation: The How and the Why,” The Wellness Community, 2009
  • “Communicating With Families of Dying Patients,” Mount Sinai Medical Center Grand Rounds, 2008
  • “Grieving Mindfully: Facilitating Resilience from Loss,” Jewish Community Services of Florida, 2008


  • University Of Miami, 2001, Psychology

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