Praveen Mummaneni, MD
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.