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Praveen Mummaneni
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Dr. Praveen Mummaneni is 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 Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Mummaneni specializes in complex cervical spine surgery (for C1-2 pathologies and instability, cervicothoracic kyphosis, cervical myelopathy) and in minimally invasive spine surgery (for degenerative spondylolisthesis, stenosis, adult spinal kyphosis and scoliosis, spinal tumors, and spinal trauma). He directs the minimally invasive spine service at UCSF which conducts over 200 minimally invasive and complex spine surgeries each year.



Dr. Mummaneni was board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 2005 and served as a guest examiner for the Oral Board Exam in 2011. From 2005 to 2014 he has been selected as one of the Best Doctors in America. He has been named a San Francisco Super Doctor by the San Francisco Chronicle and also as a Top Doctor by Marin Magazine . He is internationally recognized for his work on cervical kyphosis and minimally invasive approaches to spinal deformity surgery and spinal tumors. He has been invited as the honored guest lecturer at numerous international meetings on six continents. He was the first neurosurgeon elected to active membership in the Scoliosis Research Society and was also the first neurosurgeon to win the Scoliosis Research Society's Edgar Dawson Memorial Scholarship as well as the SRS Travelling Fellowship Award. 

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. 

Dr. Mummaneni was the 2013 President of the San Francisco Neurological Society. He has served as the Scientific Program Chair, Annual Meeting Chair, and Secretary of the AANS-CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. He now serves as the Chair Elect of this organization. He also serves as a Director at Large for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and a Vice President of the California Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Mummaneni is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, and he has published over 150 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals.


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