Sanjay Kumar, M.D.

Medical Director of Echocardiography

Born in India, Dr. Kumar moved to the United States as a small child and was raised in Southern California.  He completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at University of California Los Angeles. He graduated Medical School for the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1991.  He then completed his residency program from the University of California Irvine where is did an additional year as a Chief Resident. He followed this with general Cardiology Fellowship and Kaiser Sunset with an additional year training in Interventional Cardiology.

Dr. Kumar moved to Santa Barbara in 2001 where he joined Sansum Santa Barbara as an Interventional Cardiologist. He subsequently moved on and joined Santa Barbara Cardiovascular in 2009.  He is actively involved in the Cottage system and has been previously Chair in the Department of Cardiology.

Dr. Kumar is Board certified in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. He enjoys treating all aspects of Cardiology including risk modification for heart disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and arrhythmias while still maintaining an active interventional practice.

Areas of interest

  • Consultative cardiology
  • Preventive cardiology
  • Arrhythmia management
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Complex percutaneous coronary interventions
  • Pacemaker implantation and management
  • Transesophageal echocardiography


“Dr. Kumar has been treating me for years. I was very fortunate to find him. I have had some health issues and after Dr. Kumar’s medical advice and referrals I am happy to say I am in better health than 10 years ago. His staff really does care about every patient. I truly believe that Dr. Kumar has added years to my life and helped me improve my health. I can always count on Dr. Kumar responding to my questions and explaining things in a way that makes sense. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a cardiologist.”

– Mark A. Romasanta

“Thank you, Dr. Sanjay Kumar, for the caring and outstanding medical attention for many years resulting in a strong and healthy aging process. Your specialized care and treatment has exceeded our expectations and given up a quality of life to be admired by all.”

– Theodore Plute and Larry Falxa