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

Berkeley Outpatient Center
3100 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: (510) 985-5020

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. Asher AL, Devin CJ, Kerezoudis P, Chotai S, Nian H, Harrell FE, Sivaganesan A, McGirt MJ, Archer KR, Foley KT, Mummaneni PV, Bisson EF, Knightly JJ, Shaffrey CI, Bydon M. Comparison of Outcomes Following Anterior vs Posterior Fusion Surgery for Patients With Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: An Analysis From Quality Outcomes Database. Neurosurgery. 2018 May 08.
  2. Miller CA, Fu KM, Mummaneni PV. Editorial. The relevance of sagittal radiographic parameters. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 Mar 23; 1-2.
  3. 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.

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