Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD

Class of: 1995

Specialties: Neurosurgery

Current practice: University of California, San Francisco

Favorite professor at BUSM: Dr. Edward Spatz was chair of neurosurgery when I was a medical student. He took time to meet with me and advise me on my choice of specialty. He advised me where to do sub-i rotations. He was a true gentleman– always calm and collected and supportive. He made time for students. 

Academic appointment: Currently I’m the Professor and Vice Chairman of UCSF Neurosurgery. I also serve as the Director of the Cervical Spine Program, Director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Program, Director of the Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Fellowship Program, Co-Director of the UCSF Spine Center, and Vice-Chair of the UCSF Department of Neurosurgery.

Most recent accomplishment: I became Joan O’Reilly Endowed Professor of Spinal Surgery at UCSF.

Recent publications: 

Does Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Posterior Instrumentation Reduce Risk of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery? A Propensity-Matched Cohort Analysis.

Mummaneni PV, Park P, Fu KM, Wang MY, Nguyen S, Lafage V, Uribe JS, Ziewacz J, Terran J, Okonkwo DO, Anand N, Fessler R, Kanter AS, LaMarca F, Deviren V, Bess RS, Schwab FJ, Smith JS, Akbarnia BA, Mundis GM Jr, Shaffrey CI; International Spine Study Group..

Neurosurgery. 2016 Jan;78(1):101-8