Neurosurgeon in San Francisco, California (CA)

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Praveen V. Mummaneni MD



  • UCSF Spine Center
    400 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor
    San Francisco, California, 94143-0332 - United States
    Phone: (866) 817-7463
    Fax: (415) 353-2898

About Our Practice

Dr. Praveen Mummaneni is the Joan O'Reilly Endowed Professor in Spine Surgery, 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 Department of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Mummaneni specializes in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, degenerative spine disease, adult spinal deformity, scoliosis, and spinal trauma.

Dr. Mummaneni earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He completed his general surgical internship at the University of California at Irvine. Dr. Mummaneni completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of California at San Francisco. During his residency, he spent one year as a visiting scholar in biomechanics at the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley.

Following his residency, Dr. Mummaneni completed fellowship training in complex spine surgery at Emory University. During his spine fellowship, Dr. Mummaneni received advanced subspecialty training in adult spinal deformity surgery at Northwestern University and with the Indiana Spine Group. Twice he has been a Traveling Fellow; at Washington University in St. Louis and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

Three times he has been a visiting surgeon; twice in Germany at Berufsgenossenschaftliche Unfallklinik in Murnau and the Rehabilitation Clinic Langensteinbach in Karlsbad and once at National Hospital, Queen's Square in London. In 2006, he was the honored guest of the Japanese Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Mummaneni is a member of many prestigious professional organizations including Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Beta Kappa, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society, AANS/CNS Joint Section on Spine and Peripheral Nerves, California Association of Neurological Surgeons, Scoliosis Research Society (Candidate Member), and an Honorary Member of the South Carolina Spine Society. Besides professional affiliations, Dr. Mummaneni has published more than 90 journal articles and chapters in such noted journals as Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Surgical Neurology, Journal of Biomechanics, Muscle and Nerve, Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, Contemporary Neurosurgery, and Master Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery.

He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques. Further, Dr. Mummaneni has directed courses for professionals and presented research in more than 160 presentations at major medical meetings all over the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Currently, Dr. Mummaneni lives in San Francisco where he enjoys hiking, white-water rafting, and travel. He is also fluent in Telugu.

  • Neurosurgeon
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained
Area of Focus
  • Degenerative Spine
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Trauma
  • Tumor / Infection
  • AANS-CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
Hospital Affiliations
  • UCSF Moffit/Long Hospitals
University Affiliations
  • UCSF, Department of Neurosurgery
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UCSF Spine Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor
San Francisco, California, 94143-0332 - United States
Phone: (866) 817-7463
Fax:(415) 353-2898
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