Praveen Mummaneni MD

Praveen Mummaneni MD

Joan O'Reilly Professor in Spinal Surgery & Vice Chair of Neurological Surgery
Director of Minimally Invasive and Cervical Spine Surgery
Director, Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Fellowship Program
Co-director, Spinal Surgery and UCSF Spine Center




Dr. Praveen Mummaneni is the Joan O'Reilly Endowed Professor in Spinal Surgery. He serves 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. 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 lumbar spondylolisthesis, thoracolumbar stenosis, adult spinal kyphosis and scoliosis, spinal tumors, and spinal trauma.

Dr. Mummaneni was board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 2005 and currently serves as an ABNS scholar (spine focused examiner) for the Oral Board Exam.

Since 2005 he has been selected as one of the Best Doctors in America every year. He has also been named a San Francisco Super Doctor by the San Francisco Chronicle, a Top Doctor by Marin Magazine, and a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly. 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 one of the first neurosurgeons 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 seven 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, Minimally Invasive Spinal Deformity Surgery: An Evolution of Modern Techniques, Spinal Deformity: A Case Based Approach to Managing and Avoiding Complications, and Handbook of Neurosurgery and Neurology and Spinal Medicine for Nurses and Advanced Practice Health Professionals.

Dr. Mummaneni served as the 2013 President of the San Francisco Neurological Society. He also served as a Director at Large for the Scoliosis Research Society from 2014-2016. In 2015-2016, he served as the Chair of the AANS-CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. In 2016-2017, he served as President of the California Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Mummaneni completed his term as editor in chief of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine in 2017. He is now serving as the Treasurer of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He has published over 300 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals.

News Articles

Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain, NPR

Dr. Mummaneni Comments on Techniques of Improving Posture to Reduce Back Pain, Good Morning America

Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Story: UCSF Spinal Surgery Eases Back Pain, a Legacy of Hard Labor in World War II UCSF News


Praveen Mummaneni, Catherine Miller, perform awake spine surgery

Education, Training, and Previous Positions

1991: BA, Boston University College of Liberal Arts
1995: MD, Boston University School of Medicine
1995-1996: Intern, Department of General Surgery, University of California, Irvine
1997-2001: Resident, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
1999-2000: Visiting Scholar, Biomechanics, University of California, Berkeley
2001-2002: Complex Spine Fellow and Clinical Instructor, Emory University
2002-2006: Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Emory University

Selected Professional Memberships and Appointments

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of Spine and Peripheral Nerves, 2011 Annual Meeting Chairman
Scoliosis Research Society
Editorial Board, Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques
Editorial Board, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine

Selected Honors and Awards

1989-1991: Dean's List, Boston University
1991: Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Boston University
1994: Alpha Omega Alpha, Boston University
1995: Magna Cum Laude, Boston University
2004: Spinal Deformity Education Group Award and Traveling Fellowship
2004: South Carolina Spine Society: Honored Guest Speaker
2005: Scoliosis Research Society: Edgar Dawson Traveling Fellowship Award
2005 -2011: Best Doctors in America
2006: Japanese Congress of Neurosurgeons: Honored Guest
2007: Scoliosis Research Society: European Traveling Fellowship Award
2008: Taiwan Neurospinal Society: Honored Guest
2011: Brazil Spine Society: Honored Guest
2011: Korean Cervical Spine Research Society: Honored Guest

Selected Recent Publications

Zhou RP, Mummaneni PV, Chen KY, Lau D, Cao K, Amara D, Zhang C, Dhall S, Chou D. Outcomes of posterior thoracic corpectomies for metastatic spine tumors: an analysis of 90 patients. World Neurosurg. 2018 Nov 27. pii: S1878-8750(18)32731-1. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.11.172. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30500586.

Winkler EA, Lu A, Rutledge WC, Tabani H, Rodriguez Rubio R, Mummaneni PV, Abla AA. A mini-open transspinous approach for resection of intramedullary spinal cavernous malformations. J Clin Neurosci. 2018 Dec;58:210-212. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2018.10.028. Epub 2018 Oct 13. PubMed PMID: 30327226.

Chan AK, Chan AY, Lau D, Durcanova B, Miller CA, Larson PS, Starr PA, Mummaneni PV. Surgical management of camptocormia in Parkinson's disease: systematic review and meta-analysis. J Neurosurg. 2018 Sep 14:1-5. doi: 10.3171/2018.4.JNS173032. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30215560.

Uribe JS, Schwab F, Mundis GM Jr, Xu DS, Januszewski J, Kanter AS, Okonkwo DO, Hu SS, Vedat D, Eastlack R, Berjano P, Mummaneni PV. The comprehensive anatomical spinal osteotomy and anterior column realignment classification. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 Aug 24:1-11. doi: 10.3171/2018.4.SPINE171206. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30141765.

Park P, Fu KM, Mummaneni PV, Uribe JS, Wang MY, Tran S, Kanter AS, Nunley PD, Okonkwo DO, Shaffrey CI, Mundis GM Jr, Chou D, Eastlack R, Anand N, Than KD, Zavatsky JM, Fessler RG; International Spine Study Group. The impact of age on surgical goals for spinopelvic alignment in minimally invasive surgery for adult spinal deformity. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 Aug 10:1-5. doi: 10.3171/2018.4.SPINE171153. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30095383.

Eastlack RK, Ledesma JB, Tran S, Khalsa A, Park P, Mummaneni PV, Chou D, Kanter AS, Anand N, Nunley P, La Marca F, Fessler RG, Uribe JS, Mundis GM Jr; International Spine Study Group. Home Versus Rehabilitation: Factors that Influence Disposition After Minimally Invasive Surgery in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery. World Neurosurg. 2018 Oct;118:e610-e615. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.06.249. Epub 2018 Jul 10. PubMed PMID: 30006134.

Berven S, Mummaneni PV. Degenerative Spinal Deformity: Creating Lordosis in the Lumbar Spine. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2018 Jul;29(3):xiii-xiv. doi: 10.1016/j.nec.2018.04.001. PubMed PMID: 29933815.

Oh T, Park P, Miller CA, Chan AK, Mummaneni PV. Navigation-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery Deformity Correction. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2018 Jul;29(3):439-451. doi: 10.1016/j.nec.2018.03.002. Review. PubMed PMID: 29933811.

Choy W, Miller CA, Chan AK, Fu KM, Park P, Mummaneni PV. Evolution of the Minimally Invasive Spinal Deformity Surgery Algorithm: An Evidence-Based Approach to Surgical Strategies for Deformity Correction. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2018 Jul;29(3):399-406. doi: 10.1016/j.nec.2018.03.007. Review. PubMed PMID: 29933807.

Chan AK, Mummaneni PV, Shaffrey CI. Approach Selection: Multiple Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion to Recreate Lumbar Lordosis Versus Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy: When, Why, How? Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2018 Jul;29(3):341-354. doi: 10.1016/j.nec.2018.03.004. Review. PubMed PMID: 29933802.

Asher AL, Devin CJ, Kerezoudis P, Chotai S, Nian H, Harrell FE Jr, 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 8. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyy144. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29741718.

Miller C, Gulati P, Bandlish D, Chou D, Mummaneni PV. Prepsoas oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusion in deformity surgery. Ann Transl Med. 2018 Mar;6(6):108. doi: 10.21037/atm.2018.03.23. PubMed PMID: 29707557; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5900073.

Miller CA, Fu KM, Mummaneni PV. Editorial. The relevance of sagittal radiographic parameters. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 Jun;28(6):571-572. doi: 10.3171/2017.9.SPINE17857. Epub 2018 Mar 23. PubMed PMID: 29570049.

DiGiorgio AM, Virk MS, Mummaneni PV. Editorial. Damage capitation as malpractice reform. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 Apr;28(4):444-445. doi: 10.3171/2017.3.SPINE17287. Epub 2018 Jan 26. PubMed PMID: 29372856.

Kanter AS, Tempel ZJ, Agarwal N, Hamilton DK, Zavatsky JM, Mundis GM, Tran S, Chou D, Park P, Uribe JS, Wang MY, Anand N, Eastlack R, Mummaneni PV, Okonkwo DO. Curve Laterality for Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion in Adult Scoliosis Surgery: The Concave Versus Convex Controversy. Neurosurgery. 2018 Dec 1;83(6):1219-1225. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx612. PubMed PMID: 29361052.

Asher AL, Kerezoudis P, Mummaneni PV, Bisson EF, Glassman SD, Foley KT, Slotkin J, Potts EA, Shaffrey ME, Shaffrey CI, Coric D, Knightly JJ, Park P, Fu KM, Devin CJ, Archer KR, Chotai S, Chan AK, Virk MS, Bydon M. Defining the minimum clinically important difference for grade I degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis: insights from the Quality Outcomes Database. Neurosurg Focus. 2018 Jan;44(1):E2. doi: 10.3171/2017.10.FOCUS17554. PubMed PMID: 29290132.

Chan AK, Bisson EF, Bydon M, Glassman SD, Foley KT, Potts EA, Shaffrey CI, Shaffrey ME, Coric D, Knightly JJ, Park P, Fu KM, Slotkin JR, Asher AL, Virk MS, Kerezoudis P, Chotai S, DiGiorgio AM, Chan AY, Haid RW, Mummaneni PV. Women fare best following surgery for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis: a comparison of the most and least satisfied patients utilizing data from the Quality Outcomes Database. Neurosurg Focus. 2018 Jan;44(1):E3. doi: 10.3171/2017.10.FOCUS17553. PubMed PMID: 29290130.

Nunley PD, Mundis GM Jr, Fessler RG, Park P, Zavatsky JM, Uribe JS, Eastlack RK, Chou D, Wang MY, Anand N, Frank KA, Stone MB, Kanter AS, Shaffrey CI, Mummaneni PV; International Spine Study Group. Impact of case type, length of stay, institution type, and comorbidities on Medicare diagnosis-related group reimbursement for adult spinal deformity surgery. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Dec;43(6):E11. doi: 10.3171/2017.7.FOCUS17278. PubMed PMID: 29191102.

Than KD, Mummaneni PV, Bridges KJ, Tran S, Park P, Chou D, La Marca F, Uribe JS, Vogel TD, Nunley PD, Eastlack RK, Anand N, Okonkwo DO, Kanter AS, Mundis GM Jr. Complication rates associated with open versus percutaneous pedicle screw instrumentation among patients undergoing minimally invasive interbody fusion for adult spinal deformity. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Dec;43(6):E7. doi: 10.3171/2017.8.FOCUS17479. PubMed PMID: 29191098.

DiGiorgio AM, Tsolinas R, Alazzeh M, Haefeli J, Talbott JF, Ferguson AR, Bresnahan JC, Beattie MS, Manley GT, Whetstone WD, Mummaneni PV, Dhall SS. Safety and effectiveness of early chemical deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis after spinal cord injury: pilot prospective data. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Nov;43(5):E21. doi: 10.3171/2017.8.FOCUS17437. PubMed PMID: 29088948.

Bae J, Theologis AA, Strom R, Tay B, Burch S, Berven S, Mummaneni PV, Chou D, Ames CP, Deviren V. Comparative analysis of 3 surgical strategies for adult spinal deformity with mild to moderate sagittal imbalance. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 Jan;28(1):40-49. doi: 10.3171/2017.5.SPINE161370. Epub 2017 Nov 3. PubMed PMID: 29087808.

Eastlack RK, Mundis GM Jr, Wang M, Mummaneni PV, Uribe J, Okonkwo D, Akbarnia BA, Anand N, Kanter A, Park P, Lafage V, Shaffrey C, Fessler R, Deviren V; International Spine Study Group. Is There a Patient Profile That Characterizes a Patient With Adult Spinal Deformity as a Candidate for Minimally Invasive Surgery? Global Spine J. 2017 Oct;7(7):703-708. doi: 10.1177/2192568217716151. Epub 2017 Jul 28. PubMed PMID: 28989851; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5624382.

Asher AL, Devin CJ, McCutcheon B, Chotai S, Archer KR, Nian H, Harrell FE Jr, McGirt M, Mummaneni PV, Shaffrey CI, Foley K, Glassman SD, Bydon M. Patient characteristics of smokers undergoing lumbar spine surgery: an analysis from the Quality Outcomes Database. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Dec;27(6):661-669. doi: 10.3171/2017.4.SPINE16984. Epub 2017 Sep 29. PubMed PMID: 28960162.

Uribe JS, Januszewski J, Wang M, Anand N, Okonkwo DO, Mummaneni PV, Nguyen S, Zavatsky J, Than K, Nunley P, Park P, Kanter AS, La Marca F, Fessler R, Mundis GM, Eastlack RK; Minimally Invasive Surgery Section of the International Spine Study Group. Patients with High Pelvic Tilt Achieve the Same Clinical Success as Those with Low Pelvic Tilt After Minimally Invasive Adult Deformity Surgery. Neurosurgery. 2018 Aug 1;83(2):270-276. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx383. PubMed PMID: 28945896.

Ghogawala Z, Resnick DK, Glassman SD, Dziura J, Shaffrey CI, Mummaneni PV. Achieving Optimal Outcome for Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: Randomized Controlled Trial Results. Neurosurgery. 2017 Sep 1;64(CN_suppl_1):40-44. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx207. PubMed PMID: 28899038.

Lau D, Winkler EA, Than KD, Chou D, Mummaneni PV. Laminoplasty versus laminectomy with posterior spinal fusion for multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy: influence of cervical alignment on outcomes. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Nov;27(5):508-517. doi: 10.3171/2017.4.SPINE16831. Epub 2017 Sep 1. PubMed PMID: 28862572.

Bisson EF, Rajakumar DV, Mummaneni PV. Introduction. Minimally invasive spine surgery. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Aug;43(2):E1. doi: 10.3171/2017.5.FOCUS17319. PubMed PMID: 28760042.

Virk MS, Mummaneni PV. Editorial. Nuances of restoration of lumbar lordosis using an MIS anterior column release versus posterior 3-column osteotomy. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Aug;43(2):E16. doi: 10.3171/2017.6.FOCUS17390. PubMed PMID: 28760041.

DiGiorgio AM, Edwards CS, Virk MS, Mummaneni PV, Chou D. Stereotactic navigation for the prepsoas oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusion: technical note and case series. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Aug;43(2):E14. doi: 10.3171/2017.5.FOCUS17168. PubMed PMID: 28760040.

Ohya J, Bray DP, Magill ST, Vogel TD, Berven S, Mummaneni PV. Mini-open anterior approach for cervicothoracic junction fracture: technical note. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Aug;43(2):E4. doi: 10.3171/2017.5.FOCUS17179. PubMed PMID: 28760037.

Mummaneni PV, Bisson EF, Kerezoudis P, Glassman S, Foley K, Slotkin JR, Potts E, Shaffrey M, Shaffrey CI, Coric D, Knightly J, Park P, Fu KM, Devin CJ, Chotai S, Chan AK, Virk M, Asher AL, Bydon M. Minimally invasive versus open fusion for Grade I degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis: analysis of the Quality Outcomes Database. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Aug;43(2):E11. doi: 10.3171/2017.5.FOCUS17188. PubMed PMID: 28760035.

DiGiorgio AM, Mummaneni PV, Virk MS, Sharan AD. Subsidizing the Sick: How Community Rating Works. Clin Spine Surg. 2017 Dec;30(10):457-458. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000557. PubMed PMID: 28622189.

Wadhwa RK, Ohya J, Vogel TD, Carreon LY, Asher AL, Knightly JJ, Shaffrey CI, Glassman SD, Mummaneni PV. Risk factors for 30-day reoperation and 3-month readmission: analysis from the Quality and Outcomes Database lumbar spine registry. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Aug;27(2):131-136. doi: 10.3171/2016.12.SPINE16714. Epub 2017 Jun 2. PubMed PMID: 28574331.

Liu CY, Zygourakis CC, Yoon S, Kliot T, Moriates C, Ratliff J, Dudley RA, Gonzales R, Mummaneni PV, Ames CP. Trends in Utilization and Cost of Cervical Spine Surgery Using the National Inpatient Sample Database, 2001 to 2013. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Aug 1;42(15):E906-E913. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001999. PubMed PMID: 28562473.

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 1;82(3):378-387. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx218. PubMed PMID: 28486687.

Thompson SE, Smith ZA, Hsu WK, Nassr A, Mroz TE, Fish DE, Wang JC, Fehlings MG, Tannoury CA, Tannoury T, Tortolani PJ, Traynelis VC, Gokaslan Z, Hilibrand AS, Isaacs RE, Mummaneni PV, Chou D, Qureshi SA, Cho SK, Baird EO, Sasso RC, Arnold PM, Buser Z, Bydon M, Clarke MJ, De Giacomo AF, Derakhshan A, Jobse B, Lord EL, Lubelski D, Massicotte EM, Steinmetz MP, Smith GA, Pace J, Corriveau M, Lee S, Cha PI, Chatterjee D, Gee EL, Mayer EN, McBride OJ, Roe AK, Yanez MY, Stroh DA, Than KD, Riew KD. C5 Palsy After Cervical Spine Surgery: A Multicenter Retrospective Review of 59 Cases. Global Spine J. 2017 Apr;7(1 Suppl):64S-70S. doi: 10.1177/2192568216688189. Epub 2017 Apr 1. PubMed PMID: 28451494; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5400195.

O'Neill KR, Fehlings MG, Mroz TE, Smith ZA, Hsu WK, Kanter AS, Steinmetz MP, Arnold PM, Mummaneni PV, Chou D, Nassr A, Qureshi SA, Cho SK, Baird EO, Smith JS, Shaffrey C, Tannoury CA, Tannoury T, Gokaslan ZL, Gum JL, Hart RA, Isaacs RE, Sasso RC, Bumpass DB, Bydon M, Corriveau M, De Giacomo AF, Derakhshan A, Jobse BC, Lubelski D, Lee S, Massicotte EM, Pace JR, Smith GA, Than KD, Riew KD. A Multicenter Study of the Presentation, Treatment, and Outcomes of Cervical Dural Tears. Global Spine J. 2017 Apr;7(1 Suppl):58S-63S. doi: 10.1177/2192568216688186. Epub 2017 Apr 1. PubMed PMID: 28451493; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5400193.

Than KD, Mummaneni PV, Smith ZA, Hsu WK, Arnold PM, Fehlings MG, Mroz TE, Riew KD. Brachial Plexopathy After Cervical Spine Surgery. Global Spine J. 2017 Apr;7(1 Suppl):17S-20S. doi: 10.1177/2192568216687297. Epub 2017 Apr 1. PubMed PMID: 28451486; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5400182.

Ailon T, Smith JS, Nassr A, Smith ZA, Hsu WK, Fehlings MG, Fish DE, Wang JC, Hilibrand AS, Mummaneni PV, Chou D, Sasso RC, Traynelis VC, Arnold PM, Mroz TE, Buser Z, Lord EL, Massicotte EM, Sebastian AS, Than KD, Steinmetz MP, Smith GA, Pace J, Corriveau M, Lee S, Riew KD, Shaffrey C. Rare Complications of Cervical Spine Surgery: Pseudomeningocoele. Global Spine J. 2017 Apr;7(1 Suppl):109S-114S. doi: 10.1177/2192568216687769. Epub 2017 Apr 1. PubMed PMID: 28451481; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5400191.

Dhall SS, Yue JK, Winkler EA, Mummaneni PV, Manley GT, Tarapore PE. Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Surgery of Traumatic C2 Fractures in Octogenarians. Neurosurgery. 2017 Jun 1;80(6):854-862. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyw168. PubMed PMID: 28368543.

Glassman SD, Berven SH, Shaffrey CI, Mummaneni PV, Polly DW. Commentary: Appropriate Use Criteria for Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis: Developing Evidence-based Guidance for Complex Treatment Decisions. Neurosurgery. 2017 Mar 1;80(3):E205-E212. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyw094. PubMed PMID: 28362970.

Uribe JS, Beckman J, Mummaneni PV, Okonkwo D, Nunley P, Wang MY, Mundis GM Jr, Park P, Eastlack R, Anand N, Kanter A, Lamarca F, Fessler R, Shaffrey CI, Lafage V, Chou D, Deviren V; MIS-ISSG Group. Does MIS Surgery Allow for Shorter Constructs in the Surgical Treatment of Adult Spinal Deformity? Neurosurgery. 2017 Mar 1;80(3):489-497. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyw072. PubMed PMID: 28362966.

Zygourakis CC, Liu CY, Wakam G, Moriates C, Boscardin C, Ames CP, Mummaneni PV, Ratliff J, Dudley RA, Gonzales R. Geographic and Hospital Variation in Cost of Lumbar Laminectomy and Lumbar Fusion for Degenerative Conditions. Neurosurgery. 2017 Aug 1;81(2):331-340. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx047. PubMed PMID: 28327960.

Zygourakis CC, Keefe M, Lee J, Barba J, McDermott MW, Mummaneni PV, Lawton MT. Comparison of Patient Outcomes in 3725 Overlapping vs 3633 Nonoverlapping Neurosurgical Procedures Using a Single Institution's Clinical and Administrative Database. Neurosurgery. 2017 Feb 1;80(2):257-268. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyw067. PubMed PMID: 28173545.

Coric D, Mummaneni PV, Traynelis V, Wang J. Introduction: Cervical arthroplasty. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Feb;42(2):E1. doi: 10.3171/2016.11.FOCUS16491. PubMed PMID: 28142250.

Zygourakis CC, Sizdahkhani S, Keefe M, Lee J, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Ames CP. Comparison of Patient Outcomes and Cost of Overlapping Versus Nonoverlapping Spine Surgery. World Neurosurg. 2017 Apr;100:658-664.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.01.064. Epub 2017 Jan 27. PubMed PMID: 28137549.

Tu TH, Wu JC, Cheng H, Mummaneni PV. Hybrid cervical disc arthroplasty. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Jan;42(VideoSuppl1):V5. doi: 10.3171/2017.1.FocusVid.16390. PubMed PMID: 28042726.

Crawford CH 3rd, Glassman SD, Mummaneni PV, Knightly JJ, Asher AL. Back pain improvement after decompression without fusion or stabilization in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and clinically significant preoperative back pain. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Nov;25(5):596-601. Epub 2016 Jun 10. PubMed PMID: 27285666.

Theologis AA, Mundis GM Jr, Nguyen S, Okonkwo DO, Mummaneni PV, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Fessler R, Bess S, Schwab F, Diebo BG, Burton D, Hart R, Deviren V, Ames C;  for the International Spine Study Group. Utility of multilevel lateral interbody fusion of the thoracolumbar coronal curve apex in adult deformity surgery in combination with open posterior instrumentation and L5-S1 interbody fusion: a case-matched evaluation of 32 patients. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Feb;26(2):208-219. doi: 10.3171/2016.8.SPINE151543. Epub 2016 Oct 21. PubMed PMID: 27767682.

Onyekwelu I, Glassman SD, Asher AL, Shaffrey CI, Mummaneni PV, Carreon LY. Impact of obesity on complications and outcomes: a comparison of fusion and nonfusion lumbar spine surgery. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Feb;26(2):158-162. doi: 10.3171/2016.7.SPINE16448. Epub 2016 Oct 14. PubMed PMID: 27740396.

Ghogawala Z, Resnick DK, Glassman SD, Dziura J, Shaffrey CI, Mummaneni PV. Randomized controlled trials for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis: which patients benefit from lumbar fusion? J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Feb;26(2):260-266. doi: 10.3171/2016.8.SPINE16716. Epub 2016 Sep 23. PubMed PMID: 27661562.

Safaee MM, Lyon R, Barbaro NM, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Weinstein PR, Chin CT, Tihan T, Ames CP. Neurological outcomes and surgical complications in 221 spinal nerve sheath tumors. J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Jan;26(1):103-111. doi: 10.3171/2016.5.SPINE15974. Epub 2016 Jul 29. PubMed PMID: 27472744.