Praveen Mummaneni, MD

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 (866) 817-7463
Neuro-spine Fax: (415) 353-2176

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

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Academic Title

Professor

More about Praveen Mummaneni

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. Miller CA, Fu KM, Mummaneni PV. Editorial. The relevance of sagittal radiographic parameters. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 Mar 23; 1-2.
  2. Zygourakis CC, Liu CY, Keefe M, Moriates C, Ratliff J, Dudley RA, Gonzales R, Mummaneni PV, Ames CP. Analysis of National Rates, Cost, and Sources of Cost Variation in Adult Spinal Deformity. Neurosurgery. 2018 Mar 01; 82(3):378-387.
  3. Witiw CD, Fessler RG, Nguyen S, Mummaneni P, Anand N, Blaskiewicz D, Uribe J, Wang MY, Kanter AS, Okonkwo D, Park P, Deviren V, Akbarnia BA, Eastlack RK, Shaffrey C, Mundis GM. Re-operation After Long-Segment Fusions for Adult Spinal Deformity: The Impact of Extending the Construct Below the Lumbar Spine. Neurosurgery. 2018 Feb 01; 82(2):211-219.
  4. DiGiorgio AM, Virk MS, Mummaneni PV. Editorial. Damage capitation as malpractice reform. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 Apr; 28(4):444-445.
  5. Kanter AS, Tempel ZJ, Agarwal N, Hamilton DK, Zavatsky JM, Mundis GM, Tran S, Chou D, Park P, Uribe JS, Wang MY, Anand N, Eastlack R, Mummaneni PV, Okonkwo DO. Curve Laterality for Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion in Adult Scoliosis Surgery: The Concave Versus Convex Controversy. Neurosurgery. 2018 Jan 18.
  6. Asher AL, Kerezoudis P, Mummaneni PV, Bisson EF, Glassman SD, Foley KT, Slotkin J, Potts EA, Shaffrey ME, Shaffrey CI, Coric D, Knightly JJ, Park P, Fu KM, Devin CJ, Archer KR, Chotai S, Chan AK, Virk MS, Bydon M. Defining the minimum clinically important difference for grade I degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis: insights from the Quality Outcomes Database. Neurosurg Focus. 2018 Jan; 44(1):E2.
  7. Chan AK, Bisson EF, Bydon M, Glassman SD, Foley KT, Potts EA, Shaffrey CI, Shaffrey ME, Coric D, Knightly JJ, Park P, Fu KM, Slotkin JR, Asher AL, Virk MS, Kerezoudis P, Chotai S, DiGiorgio AM, Chan AY, Haid RW, Mummaneni PV. Women fare best following surgery for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis: a comparison of the most and least satisfied patients utilizing data from the Quality Outcomes Database. Neurosurg Focus. 2018 Jan; 44(1):E3.
  8. Than KD, Mummaneni PV, Bridges KJ, Tran S, Park P, Chou D, La Marca F, Uribe JS, Vogel TD, Nunley PD, Eastlack RK, Anand N, Okonkwo DO, Kanter AS, Mundis GM. Complication rates associated with open versus percutaneous pedicle screw instrumentation among patients undergoing minimally invasive interbody fusion for adult spinal deformity. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Dec; 43(6):E7.
  9. Nunley PD, Mundis GM, Fessler RG, Park P, Zavatsky JM, Uribe JS, Eastlack RK, Chou D, Wang MY, Anand N, Frank KA, Stone MB, Kanter AS, Shaffrey CI, Mummaneni PV. Impact of case type, length of stay, institution type, and comorbidities on Medicare diagnosis-related group reimbursement for adult spinal deformity surgery. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Dec; 43(6):E11.
  10. DiGiorgio AM, Mummaneni PV, Virk MS, Sharan AD. Subsidizing the Sick: How Community Rating Works. Clin Spine Surg. 2017 Dec; 30(10):457-458.
  11. Bae J, Theologis AA, Strom R, Tay B, Burch S, Berven S, Mummaneni PV, Chou D, Ames CP, Deviren V. Comparative analysis of 3 surgical strategies for adult spinal deformity with mild to moderate sagittal imbalance. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 Jan; 28(1):40-49.
  12. DiGiorgio AM, Tsolinas R, Alazzeh M, Haefeli J, Talbott JF, Ferguson AR, Bresnahan JC, Beattie MS, Manley GT, Whetstone WD, Mummaneni PV, Dhall SS. Safety and effectiveness of early chemical deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis after spinal cord injury: pilot prospective data. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Nov; 43(5):E21.
  13. Asher AL, Devin CJ, McCutcheon B, Chotai S, Archer KR, Nian H, Harrell FE, McGirt M, Mummaneni PV, Shaffrey CI, Foley K, Glassman SD, Bydon M. Patient characteristics of smokers undergoing lumbar spine surgery: an analysis from the Quality Outcomes Database. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Dec; 27(6):661-669.
  14. Ghogawala Z, Resnick DK, Glassman SD, Dziura J, Shaffrey CI, Mummaneni PV. Achieving Optimal Outcome for Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: Randomized Controlled Trial Results. Neurosurgery. 2017 Sep 01; 64(CN_suppl_1):40-44.
  15. Lau D, Winkler EA, Than KD, Chou D, Mummaneni PV. Laminoplasty versus laminectomy with posterior spinal fusion for multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy: influence of cervical alignment on outcomes. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Nov; 27(5):508-517.
  16. Glassman S, Carreon LY, Andersen M, Asher A, Eiskjśr S, Gehrchen M, Imagama S, Ishii K, Kaito T, Matsuyama Y, Moridaira H, Mummaneni P, Shaffrey C, Matsumoto M. Predictors of Hospital Readmission and Surgical Site Infection in the United States, Denmark, and Japan: Is Risk Stratification a Universal Language? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Sep 01; 42(17):1311-1315.
  17. Uribe JS, Januszewski J, Wang M, Anand N, Okonkwo DO, Mummaneni PV, Nguyen S, Zavatsky J, Than K, Nunley P, Park P, Kanter AS, La Marca F, Fessler R, Mundis GM, Eastlack RK. Patients with High Pelvic Tilt Achieve the Same Clinical Success as Those with Low Pelvic Tilt After Minimally Invasive Adult Deformity Surgery. Neurosurgery. 2017 Aug 17.
  18. Virk MS, Mummaneni PV. Editorial. Nuances of restoration of lumbar lordosis using an MIS anterior column release versus posterior 3-column osteotomy. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 08; 43(2):E16.
  19. Zygourakis CC, Liu CY, Wakam G, Moriates C, Boscardin C, Ames CP, Mummaneni PV, Ratliff J, Dudley RA, Gonzales R. Geographic and Hospital Variation in Cost of Lumbar Laminectomy and Lumbar Fusion for Degenerative Conditions. Neurosurgery. 2017 Aug 01; 81(2):331-340.
  20. Bisson EF, Rajakumar DV, Mummaneni PV. Introduction. Minimally invasive spine surgery. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 08; 43(2):E1.

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