- FIPHA (Fellow Indian Public Health Association) 1996
- MD (Preventive & Social Medicine), Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India (1979)
- MNAMS (Member National Academy of Medical Sciences) in (Preventive and Social Medicine), National Board of Exams, Delhi, India (1981)
- MS (International Course in Epidemiology), Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium (1987)
- MBBS-Medical Subjects, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, Delhi, India (1973)
Dr Satish has started his public health career in the year 1975, by contributing to the WHO Small Pox Eradication Program in Bihar for which he was awarded a Certificate of Merit. He joined Institute of Medical Sciences-Banaras Hindu University as Lecturer-Preventive and Social Medicine in 1979. He served the University for more than 11 years and supervised Post Graduate (MD) and Ph.D research theses and worked as investigator /co investigator in multi-centric community based research projects.
Later on, in 1990 he joined UNICEF as a Project Officer-Health& Nutrition for West Bengal and Assam. In Aug 2000 he acquired the position of UNICEF Chief for Rajasthan and for Tamil Nadu and Kerala in the year 2008. He served the organization for over 24 years. Thereafter, he has been working as an Advisor Public Health Planning, in NHSRC,MoHFW since 2014 till his retirement from the post on August 31, 2017. As Advisor, Public Health Planning, he was actively involved and led the process of developing the National Health Policy-2017. Since October2017, Dr. Satish Kumar has been serving International Institute of Health Management Research, Delhi as an Adjunct Professor
Dr Satish has more than 80 publications on maternal health, child malnutrition, water and sanitation, Micronutrients programme, Urban Health and health system research and Health Policy. He is also a recipient of Dr B.C DasGupta memorial oration award by the IPHA
Dr. Satish Kumar has also served as a resource person on many National and State Level Committees on NHM, 12th plan development, National Health Policy Development, Child Policy for Rajasthan, prevention of Child Trafficking and Child Sexual abuse in Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. He is also a member of Expert Committee on Leprosy Elimination (DGHS, Govt of India). He has also been serving as a Member School Board, School of Medical Sciences, University of Hyderabad and a Member of Governing Board of School of Public Health SRM , University Tamil Nadu.