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Praveen Mummaneni, M.D.

Neurosurgeon

Dr. Praveen Mummaneni is a board-certified neurosurgeon at UCSF Medical Center. He is the director of the Cervical Spine Program, the Minimally Invasive Spine Program and the Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Fellowship Program. He also serves as co-director of UCSF's Spine Center, as well as professor and vice-chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery.

He specializes in complex cervical spine surgery and in minimally invasive spine surgery for a variety of conditions, including degenerative spinal disease, spinal deformity (scoliosis) and spinal tumors.

Mummaneni has been a guest lecturer at international meetings on six continents and has published more than 150 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. He is the editor of several textbooks including: Spinal Deformity: A Guide to Surgical Planning and Management, Handbook of Minimally Invasive and Percutaneous Spine Surgery, Handbook of Spine Surgery, Cervical Spine Surgery: Current Trends and Challenges, and Minimally Invasive Spinal Deformity Surgery: An Evolution of Modern Techniques.

He was among the first neurosurgeons to obtain active membership in the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) and to win the Edgar Dawson Memorial Scholarship and the SRS Traveling Fellowship Award. He serves as chair elect of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons-Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. He is on the editorial board of several journals, including Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.

Mummaneni earned his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency in neurological surgery at UC San Francisco. His additional training includes a complex spine fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta.

Clinics

Neurosurgery Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-7500
Fax: (415) 353-2889

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Spine Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0332
Phone: (866) 81-SPINE or Neuro-spine Fax: (415) 353-2176
Ortho-spine Fax: (415) 353-4047

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

Spanish
Telugu

Education

Boston University School of Medicine 1995

Residencies

UC Irvine Medical Center 1997
UCSF Medical Center, Neurosurgery 2001

Fellowships

Emory University Hospital 2002

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lau D, Chou D, Ziewacz JE, Mummaneni PV. 148 Smoking effects on perioperative outcomes and fusion rates following anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion: does quitting really help? Neurosurgery. 2014 Aug; 61 Suppl 1:208.
  2. Godil SS, McGirt MJ, Glassman SD, Knightly JJ, Mummaneni PV, Oetting G, Theodore N, Gottfried ON, Khairi S, Schmidt MH, Boakye M, Kalkanis SN, Rabin D, Ryken TC, Balturshot GW, Chadduck J, Fassett DR, Reeder RE, Miller CF, Briggs TB, Zhang D, Bambakidis NC, Shaffrey ME, Hadley MN, Karahalios DG, Angevine PD, Martin MD, Ewend MG, Bydon A, Kremer MA, Holly LT, Slotkin J, Kaakaji W, Powers AK, Griffitt WE, Tippett TM, Cozzens JW, Christiano LD, Grahm TW, Guthrie BL, Harrington JF, Shaffrey CI, Elowitz EH, Foley KT, Watridge CB, Asher AL. 109 Defining the effectiveness of lumbar spine surgery in a nationwide, prospective longitudinal quality of life registry: an analysis of variability in patient-reported outcomes and preliminary predictive models of treatment failure. Neurosurgery. 2014 Aug; 61 Suppl 1:194-5.
  3. Fu KM, Bess S, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS, Lafage V, Schwab F, Burton DC, Akbarnia BA, Ames CP, Boachie-Adjei O, Deverin V, Hart RA, Hostin R, Klineberg E, Gupta M, Kebaish K, Mundis G, Mummaneni PV. Patients with adult spinal deformity treated operatively report greater baseline pain and disability than patients treated nonoperatively; however, deformities differ between age groups. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Aug 1; 39(17):1401-7.
  4. Wadhwa R, Mummaneni PV, Lau D, Le H, Chou D, Dhall SS. Perioperative morbidity and mortality comparison in circumferential cervical fusion for osteomyelitis versus cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Aug; 37(2):E7.
  5. Resnick DK, Watters WC, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Sharan A, Groff MW, Wang JC, Ghogawala Z, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 10: Lumbar fusion for stenosis without spondylolisthesis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):62-6.
  6. Ghogawala Z, Resnick DK, Watters WC, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Sharan A, Groff MW, Wang JC, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 2: Assessment of functional outcome following lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):7-13.
  7. Kaiser MG, Eck JC, Groff MW, Watters WC, Dailey AT, Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Sharan A, Wang JC, Mummaneni PV, Dhall SS, Ghogawala Z. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 1: Introduction and methodology. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):2-6.
  8. Dailey AT, Ghogawala Z, Choudhri TF, Watters WC, Resnick DK, Sharan A, Eck JC, Mummaneni PV, Wang JC, Groff MW, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 14: Brace therapy as an adjunct to or substitute for lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):91-101.
  9. Dhall SS, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Groff MW, Ghogawala Z, Watters WC, Dailey AT, Resnick DK, Sharan A, Mummaneni PV, Wang JC, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 5: Correlation between radiographic outcome and function. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):31-6.
  10. Eck JC, Sharan A, Resnick DK, Watters WC, Ghogawala Z, Dailey AT, Mummaneni PV, Groff MW, Wang JC, Choudhri TF, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 6: Discography for patient selection. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):37-41.
  11. Watters WC, Resnick DK, Eck JC, Ghogawala Z, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Choudhri TF, Sharan A, Groff MW, Wang JC, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 13: Injection therapies, low-back pain, and lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):79-90.
  12. Mummaneni PV, Dhall SS, Eck JC, Groff MW, Ghogawala Z, Watters WC, Dailey AT, Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Sharan A, Wang JC, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 11: Interbody techniques for lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):67-74.
  13. Ghogawala Z, Whitmore RG, Watters WC, Sharan A, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Groff MW, Wang JC, Resnick DK, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 3: Assessment of economic outcome. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):14-22.
  14. Kaiser MG, Eck JC, Groff MW, Ghogawala Z, Watters WC, Dailey AT, Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Sharan A, Wang JC, Dhall SS, Mummaneni PV. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 17: Bone growth stimulators as an adjunct for lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):133-9.
  15. Resnick DK, Watters WC, Sharan A, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Wang JC, Choudhri TF, Eck J, Ghogawala Z, Groff MW, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 9: Lumbar fusion for stenosis with spondylolisthesis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):54-61.
  16. Eck JC, Sharan A, Ghogawala Z, Resnick DK, Watters WC, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Choudhri TF, Groff MW, Wang JC, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 7: Lumbar fusion for intractable low-back pain without stenosis or spondylolisthesis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):42-7.
  17. Wang JC, Dailey AT, Mummaneni PV, Ghogawala Z, Resnick DK, Watters WC, Groff MW, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Sharan A, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 8: Lumbar fusion for disc herniation and radiculopathy. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):48-53.
  18. Choudhri TF, Mummaneni PV, Dhall SS, Eck JC, Groff MW, Ghogawala Z, Watters WC, Dailey AT, Resnick DK, Sharan A, Wang JC, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 4: Radiographic assessment of fusion status. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):23-30.
  19. Kaiser MG, Groff MW, Watters WC, Ghogawala Z, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Sharan A, Wang JC, Dhall SS, Resnick DK. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 16: Bone graft extenders and substitutes as an adjunct for lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):106-32.
  20. Sharan A, Groff MW, Dailey AT, Ghogawala Z, Resnick DK, Watters WC, Mummaneni PV, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Wang JC, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 15: Electrophysiological monitoring and lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul; 21(1):102-5.

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