Sameet Kumar, PHD

Palliative Care - Psychologist, Psychology

Memorial Division of Palliative Medicine

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Pembroke Pines, FL 33026



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Pembroke Pines, FL 33028



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About Me

Dr. Sameet Kumar is a clinical psychologist at the Memorial Cancer Institute and Moffitt Hematology and Cellular Therapy program. He obtained his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Miami in 2001. He has worked with adults who have cancer as well as their caregivers and families for 20 years specializing in palliative care, survivorship and grief. He is the author of the bestselling, Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Approach to Coping with Loss, The Mindful Path Through Worry and Rumination and the workbook Mindfulness for Prolonged Grief.

Hospital Affiliations


  • Male



University Of Miami, 2001, Psychology


Awards, Achievements, and More


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