Praveen Mummaneni MD

Praveen Mummaneni MD

Professor & 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 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.

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 2016 he has been selected as one of the Best Doctors in America. 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 five 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 now serves as the Chair of the AANS-CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves and President of the California Association of Neurological Surgeons. He also served as a Director at Large for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Scoliosis Research Society. Dr. Mummaneni is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, and he has published over 200 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals.

News

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

Surgical Videos

 

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Lu DC, Chou D, Mummaneni PV. A comparison of mini-open and open approaches for resection of thoracolumbar intradural spinal tumors. J Neurosurg Spine 2011;14(16):758-764.

 

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Potts MB, Wu JC, Gupta N, Mummaneni PV. Minimally invasive tethered cord release in adults: a comparison of open and mini-open approaches. Neurosurg Focus 2010;29(1):E7.

 

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Chi JH, Dhall SS, Kanter AS, Mummaneni PV. The Mini-Open transpedicular thoracic discectomy: surgical technique and assessment. Neurosurg Focus 2008;25(2):E5.

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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

Saigal R, Clark AJ, Scheer JK, Smith JS, Bess S, Mummaneni PV, McCarthy IM, Hart RA, Kebaish KM, Klineberg EO, Deviren V, Schwab F, Shaffrey CI, Ames CP. Adult Deformity Surgery (ASD) Patients Recall Fewer than 50% of the Risks Discussed in the Informed Consent Process Preoperatively and the Recall Rate Worsens Significantly in the Postoperative Period. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 May 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25946720.

Park P, Wang MY, Lafage V, Nguyen S, Ziewacz J, Okonkwo DO, Uribe JS, Eastlack RK, Anand N, Haque R, Fessler RG, Kanter AS, Deviren V, La Marca F, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Mundis GM Jr, Mummaneni PV; , on behalf of the International Spine Study Group. Comparison of two minimally invasive surgery strategies to treat adult spinal deformity. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Apr;22(4):374-80. doi: 10.3171/2014.9.SPINE131004. Epub 2015 Jan 30. PubMed PMID: 25635632.

Johans SJ, Amin BY, Mummaneni PV. Minimally invasive lumbar decompression for lumbar stenosis: review of clinical outcomes and cost effectiveness. J Neurosurg Sci. 2015 Mar;59(1):37-45. Epub 2014 Nov 5. PubMed PMID: 25370820.

Lubelski D, Mihalovich KE, Skelly AC, Fehlings MG, Harrop JS, Mummaneni PV, Wang MY, Steinmetz MP. Is minimal access spine surgery more cost-effective than conventional spine surgery? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Oct 15;39(22 Suppl 1):S65-74. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000571. PubMed PMID: 25299261.

Than KD, Mummaneni PV. Unilateral approach for bilateral decompression with MIS TLIF. World Neurosurg. 2014 Nov;82(5):646-7. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2014.08.024. Epub 2014 Aug 18. PubMed PMID: 25153294.

Than KD, Mummaneni PV. Spinal instrumentation in the setting of primary infection. World Neurosurg. 2014 Dec;82(6):e713-4. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2014.08.023. Epub 2014 Aug 18. PubMed PMID: 25153293.

Than KD, Mummaneni PV. Perspective: surgical options for adult syringomyelia. World Neurosurg. 2015 Apr;83(4):464-5. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2014.08.036. Epub 2014 Aug 19. PubMed PMID: 25150209.

Wadhwa R, Mummaneni PV, Lau D, Le H, Chou D, Dhall SS. Perioperative morbidity and mortality comparison in circumferential cervical fusion for osteomyelitis versus cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Aug;37(2):E7. doi: 10.3171/2014.5.FOCUS14140. PubMed PMID: 25081967.

Burkus JK, Traynelis VC, Haid RW Jr, Mummaneni PV. Clinical and radiographic analysis of an artificial cervical disc: 7-year follow-up from the Prestige prospective randomized controlled clinical trial: Clinical article. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Oct;21(4):516-28. doi: 10.3171/2014.6.SPINE13996. Epub 2014 Jul 18. PubMed PMID: 25036218.

Schairer WW, Carrer A, Sing DC, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Hu SS, Berven SH, Burch S, Tay B, Deviren V, Ames C. Hospital readmission rates after surgical treatment of primary and metastatic tumors of the spine. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Oct 1;39(21):1801-8. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000517. PubMed PMID: 25029220.

Lau D, Chou D, Ziewacz JE, Mummaneni PV. The effects of smoking on perioperative outcomes and pseudarthrosis following anterior cervical corpectomy: Clinical article. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Oct;21(4):547-58. doi: 10.3171/2014.6.SPINE13762. Epub 2014 Jul 11. PubMed PMID: 25014499.

Dhall SS, Wadhwa R, Wang MY, Tien-Smith A, Mummaneni PV. Traumatic thoracolumbar spinal injury: an algorithm for minimally invasive surgical management. Neurosurg Focus. 2014;37(1):E9. doi: 10.3171/2014.5.FOCUS14108. Review. PubMed PMID: 24981908.

Kaiser MG, Eck JC, Groff MW, Ghogawala Z, Watters WC 3rd, Dailey AT, Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Sharan A, Wang JC, Dhall SS, Mummaneni PV. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 17: bone growth stimulators as an adjunct for lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul;21(1):133-9. doi: 10.3171/2014.4.SPINE14326. Review. PubMed PMID: 24980594.

Kaiser MG, Groff MW, Watters WC 3rd, Ghogawala Z, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Sharan A, Wang JC, Dhall SS, Resnick DK. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 16: bone graft extenders and substitutes as an adjunct for lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul;21(1):106-32. doi: 10.3171/2014.4.SPINE14325. Review. PubMed PMID: 24980593.

Sharan A, Groff MW, Dailey AT, Ghogawala Z, Resnick DK, Watters WC 3rd, Mummaneni PV, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Wang JC, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 15: electrophysiological monitoring and lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul;21(1):102-5. doi: 10.3171/2014.4.SPINE14324. Review. PubMed PMID: 24980592.

Dailey AT, Ghogawala Z, Choudhri TF, Watters WC 3rd, Resnick DK, Sharan A, Eck JC, Mummaneni PV, Wang JC, Groff MW, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 14: brace therapy as an adjunct to or substitute for lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul;21(1):91-101. doi: 10.3171/2014.4.SPINE14282. Review. PubMed PMID: 24980591.

Watters WC 3rd, Resnick DK, Eck JC, Ghogawala Z, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Choudhri TF, Sharan A, Groff MW, Wang JC, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 13: injection therapies, low-back pain, and lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul;21(1):79-90. doi: 10.3171/2014.4.SPINE14281. Review. PubMed PMID: 24980590.

Groff MW, Dailey AT, Ghogawala Z, Resnick DK, Watters WC 3rd, Mummaneni PV, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Sharan A, Wang JC, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 12: pedicle screw fixation as an adjunct to posterolateral fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul;21(1):75-8. doi: 10.3171/2014.4.SPINE14277. Review. PubMed PMID: 24980589.

Mummaneni PV, Dhall SS, Eck JC, Groff MW, Ghogawala Z, Watters WC 3rd, Dailey AT, Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Sharan A, Wang JC, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 11: interbody techniques for lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul;21(1):67-74. doi: 10.3171/2014.4.SPINE14276. Review. PubMed PMID: 24980588.

Resnick DK, Watters WC 3rd, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Sharan A, Groff MW, Wang JC, Ghogawala Z, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 10: lumbar fusion for stenosis without spondylolisthesis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul;21(1):62-6. doi: 10.3171/2014.4.SPINE14275. Review. PubMed PMID: 24980587.

Resnick DK, Watters WC 3rd, Sharan A, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Wang JC, Choudhri TF, Eck J, Ghogawala Z, Groff MW, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 9: lumbar fusion for stenosis with spondylolisthesis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul;21(1):54-61. doi: 10.3171/2014.4.SPINE14274. Review. PubMed PMID: 24980586.

Wang JC, Dailey AT, Mummaneni PV, Ghogawala Z, Resnick DK, Watters WC 3rd, Groff MW, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Sharan A, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 8: lumbar fusion for disc herniation and radiculopathy. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul;21(1):48-53. doi: 10.3171/2014.4.SPINE14271. Review. PubMed PMID: 24980585.

Eck JC, Sharan A, Ghogawala Z, Resnick DK, Watters WC 3rd, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Choudhri TF, Groff MW, Wang JC, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 7: lumbar fusion for intractable low-back pain without stenosis or spondylolisthesis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul;21(1):42-7. doi: 10.3171/2014.4.SPINE14270. Review. PubMed PMID: 24980584.

Eck JC, Sharan A, Resnick DK, Watters WC 3rd, Ghogawala Z, Dailey AT, Mummaneni PV, Groff MW, Wang JC, Choudhri TF, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 6: discography for patient selection. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul;21(1):37-41. doi: 10.3171/2014.4.SPINE14269. Review. PubMed PMID: 24980583.

Dhall SS, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Groff MW, Ghogawala Z, Watters WC 3rd, Dailey AT, Resnick DK, Sharan A, Mummaneni PV, Wang JC, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 5: correlation between radiographic outcome and function. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul;21(1):31-6. doi: 10.3171/2014.4.SPINE14268. Review. PubMed PMID: 24980582.

Choudhri TF, Mummaneni PV, Dhall SS, Eck JC, Groff MW, Ghogawala Z, Watters WC 3rd, Dailey AT, Resnick DK, Sharan A, Wang JC, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 4: radiographic assessment of fusion status. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul;21(1):23-30. doi: 10.3171/2014.4.SPINE14267. Review. PubMed PMID: 24980581.

Ghogawala Z, Whitmore RG, Watters WC 3rd, Sharan A, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Groff MW, Wang JC, Resnick DK, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 3: assessment of economic outcome. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul;21(1):14-22. doi: 10.3171/2014.4.SPINE14259. Review. PubMed PMID: 24980580.

Ghogawala Z, Resnick DK, Watters WC 3rd, Mummaneni PV, Dailey AT, Choudhri TF, Eck JC, Sharan A, Groff MW, Wang JC, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 2: assessment of functional outcome following lumbar fusion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul;21(1):7-13. doi: 10.3171/2014.4.SPINE14258. Review. PubMed PMID: 24980579.

Kaiser MG, Eck JC, Groff MW, Watters WC 3rd, Dailey AT, Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Sharan A, Wang JC, Mummaneni PV, Dhall SS, Ghogawala Z. Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 1: introduction and methodology. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul;21(1):2-6. doi: 10.3171/2014.4.SPINE14257. Review. PubMed PMID: 24980578.

Than KD, Mummaneni PV. Readjusting lumbar pedicle screws nonparallel to the superior endplate. World Neurosurg. 2015 Mar;83(3):294-5. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2014.06.038. Epub 2014 Jun 18. PubMed PMID: 24952226.

Mummaneni PV, Whitmore RG, Curran JN, Ziewacz JE, Wadhwa R, Shaffrey CI, Asher AL, Heary RF, Cheng JS, Hurlbert RJ, Douglas AF, Smith JS, Malhotra NR, Dante SJ, Magge SN, Kaiser MG, Abbed KM, Resnick DK, Ghogawala Z. Cost-effectiveness of lumbar discectomy and single-level fusion for spondylolisthesis: experience with the NeuroPoint-SD registry. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Jun;36(6):E3. doi: 10.3171/2014.3.FOCUS1450. PubMed PMID: 24881635.

Fu KM, Bess S, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS, Lafage V, Schwab F, Burton DC, Akbarnia BA, Ames CP, Boachie-Adjei O, Deverin V, Hart RA, Hostin R, Klineberg E, Gupta M, Kebaish K, Mundis G, Mummaneni PV; International Spine Study Group. Patients with adult spinal deformity treated operatively report greater baseline pain and disability than patients treated nonoperatively; however, deformities differ between age groups. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Aug 1;39(17):1401-7. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000414. PubMed PMID: 24859590.

Wadhwa R, Mummaneni PV. High cervical instability in adult patients with down syndrome. World Neurosurg. 2015 Mar;83(3):332-3. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2014.04.072. Epub 2014 May 4. PubMed PMID: 24802847.

Mummaneni PV, Shaffrey CI, Lenke LG, Park P, Wang MY, La Marca F, Smith JS, Mundis GM Jr, Okonkwo DO, Moal B, Fessler RG, Anand N, Uribe JS, Kanter AS, Akbarnia B, Fu KM; Minimally Invasive Surgery Section of the International Spine Study Group. The minimally invasive spinal deformity surgery algorithm: a reproducible rational framework for decision making in minimally invasive spinal deformity surgery. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 May;36(5):E6. doi: 10.3171/2014.3.FOCUS1413. PubMed PMID: 24785488.

Uribe JS, Deukmedjian AR, Mummaneni PV, Fu KM, Mundis GM Jr, Okonkwo DO, Kanter AS, Eastlack R, Wang MY, Anand N, Fessler RG, La Marca F, Park P, Lafage V, Deviren V, Bess S, Shaffrey CI; International Spine Study Group. Complications in adult spinal deformity surgery: an analysis of minimally invasive, hybrid, and open surgical techniques. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 May;36(5):E15. doi: 10.3171/2014.3.FOCUS13534. PubMed PMID: 24785480.

Haque RM, Mundis GM Jr, Ahmed Y, El Ahmadieh TY, Wang MY, Mummaneni PV, Uribe JS, Okonkwo DO, Eastlack RK, Anand N, Kanter AS, La Marca F, Akbarnia BA, Park P, Lafage V, Terran JS, Shaffrey CI, Klineberg E, Deviren V, Fessler RG; International Spine Study Group. Comparison of radiographic results after minimally invasive, hybrid, and open surgery for adult spinal deformity: a multicenter study of 184 patients. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 May;36(5):E13. doi: 10.3171/2014.3.FOCUS1424. PubMed PMID: 24785478.

Wang MY, Mummaneni PV, Fu KM, Anand N, Okonkwo DO, Kanter AS, La Marca F, Fessler R, Uribe J, Shaffrey CI, Lafage V, Haque RM, Deviren V, Mundis GM Jr; Minimally Invasive Surgery Section of the International Spine Study Group. Less invasive surgery for treating adult spinal deformities: ceiling effects for deformity correction with 3 different techniques. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 May;36(5):E12. doi: 10.3171/2014.3.FOCUS1423. PubMed PMID: 24785477.

Saigal R, Lau D, Wadhwa R, Le H, Khashan M, Berven S, Chou D, Mummaneni PV. Unilateral versus bilateral iliac screws for spinopelvic fixation: are two screws better than one? Neurosurg Focus. 2014 May;36(5):E10. doi: 10.3171/2014.3.FOCUS1428. PubMed PMID: 24785475.

Saigal R, Wadhwa R, Mummaneni PV, Chou D. Minimally invasive extracavitary transpedicular corpectomy for the management of spinal tumors. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2014 Apr;25(2):305-15. doi: 10.1016/j.nec.2013.12.008. Review. PubMed PMID: 24703448.

Safaee M, Oh MC, Mummaneni PV, Weinstein PR, Ames CP, Chou D, Berger MS, Parsa AT, Gupta N. Surgical outcomes in spinal cord ependymomas and the importance of extent of resection in children and young adults. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Apr;13(4):393-9. doi: 10.3171/2013.12.PEDS13383. Epub 2014 Feb 7. PubMed PMID: 24506340.

Davies JM, Robinson AE, Cowdrey C, Mummaneni PV, Ducker GS, Shokat KM, Bollen A, Hann B, Phillips JJ. Generation of a patient-derived chordoma xenograft and characterization of the phosphoproteome in a recurrent chordoma. J Neurosurg. 2014 Feb;120(2):331-6. doi: 10.3171/2013.10.JNS13598. Epub 2013 Nov 29. PubMed PMID: 24286145.

Wadhwa R, Mummaneni PV. Correlation of diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging metrics with clinical outcomes. World Neurosurg. 2015 Apr;83(4):494-5. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2013.10.055. Epub 2013 Oct 24. PubMed PMID: 24161548.

Lau D, Maa J, Mummaneni PV, Chou D. Holospinal epidural abscess. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Mar;21(3):517-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2013.05.001. Epub 2013 Oct 13. PubMed PMID: 24128769.

Ghogawala Z, Shaffrey CI, Asher AL, Heary RF, Logvinenko T, Malhotra NR, Dante SJ, Hurlbert RJ, Douglas AF, Magge SN, Mummaneni PV, Cheng JS, Smith JS, Kaiser MG, Abbed KM, Sciubba DM, Resnick DK. The efficacy of lumbar discectomy and single-level fusion for spondylolisthesis: results from the NeuroPoint-SD registry: clinical article. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Nov;19(5):555-63. doi: 10.3171/2013.7.SPINE1362. Epub 2013 Sep 6. PubMed PMID: 24010898.

Maruo K, Ha Y, Inoue S, Samuel S, Okada E, Hu SS, Deviren V, Burch S, William S, Ames CP, Mummaneni PV, Chou D, Berven SH. Predictive factors for proximal junctional kyphosis in long fusions to the sacrum in adult spinal deformity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Nov 1;38(23):E1469-76. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3182a51d43. PubMed PMID: 23921319.

Cheng JS, Park P, Le H, Reisner L, Chou D, Mummaneni PV. Short-term and long-term outcomes of minimally invasive and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions: is there a difference? Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Aug;35(2):E6. doi: 10.3171/2013.5.FOCUS1377. PubMed PMID: 23905957.

Abdul-Jabbar A, Berven SH, Hu SS, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Takemoto S, Ames C, Deviren V, Tay B, Weinstein P, Burch S, Liu C. Surgical site infections in spine surgery: identification of microbiologic and surgical characteristics in 239 cases. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 15;38(22):E1425-31. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3182a42a68. PubMed PMID: 23873240.

Amin BY, Tu TH, Mummaneni PV. Mini-open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Jul;35(2 Suppl):Video 2. doi: 10.3171/2013.V2.FOCUS13187. PubMed PMID: 23829850.

Amin BY, Mummaneni PV, Ibrahim T, Zouzias A, Uribe J. Four-level minimally invasive lateral interbody fusion for treatment of degenerative scoliosis. Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Jul;35(2 Suppl):Video 10. doi: 10.3171/2013.V2.FOCUS13198. PubMed PMID: 23829840.

Mummaneni PV. Introduction: minimally invasive spine surgery video supplement. Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Jul;35(2 Suppl):Intro. doi: 10.3171/2013.V2.FOCUS13269. PubMed PMID: 23829838.

Ha Y, Maruo K, Racine L, Schairer WW, Hu SS, Deviren V, Burch S, Tay B, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Ames CP, Berven SH. Proximal junctional kyphosis and clinical outcomes in adult spinal deformity surgery with fusion from the thoracic spine to the sacrum: a comparison of proximal and distal upper instrumented vertebrae. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Sep;19(3):360-9. doi: 10.3171/2013.5.SPINE12737. Epub 2013 Jul 12. PubMed PMID: 23848349.

Ames CP, Smith JS, Scheer JK, Shaffrey CI, Lafage V, Deviren V, Moal B, Protopsaltis T, Mummaneni PV, Mundis GM Jr, Hostin R, Klineberg E, Burton DC, Hart R, Bess S, Schwab FJ; International Spine Study Group. A standardized nomenclature for cervical spine soft-tissue release and osteotomy for deformity correction: clinical article. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Sep;19(3):269-78. doi: 10.3171/2013.5.SPINE121067. Epub 2013 Jul 5. PubMed PMID: 23829287.

Fujimori T, Le H, Ziewacz JE, Chou D, Mummaneni PV. Is there a difference in range of motion, neck pain, and outcomes in patients with ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament versus those with cervical spondylosis, treated with plated laminoplasty? Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Jul;35(1):E9. doi: 10.3171/2013.4.FOCUS1394. PubMed PMID: 23815254.

Clark AJ, Ziewacz JE, Safaee M, Lau D, Lyon R, Chou D, Weinstein PR, Ames CP, Clark JP 3rd, Mummaneni PV. Intraoperative neuromonitoring with MEPs and prediction of postoperative neurological deficits in patients undergoing surgery for cervical and cervicothoracic myelopathy. Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Jul;35(1):E7. doi: 10.3171/2013.4.FOCUS13121. PubMed PMID: 23815252.

Tarapore PE, Modera P, Naujokas A, Oh MC, Amin B, Tihan T, Parsa AT, Ames CP, Chou D, Mummaneni PV, Weinstein PR. Pathology of spinal ependymomas: an institutional experience over 25 years in 134 patients. Neurosurgery. 2013 Aug;73(2):247-55; discussion 255. doi: 10.1227/01.neu.0000430764.02973.78. PubMed PMID: 23670032.

Kasliwal MK, Smith JS, Kanter A, Chen CJ, Mummaneni PV, Hart RA, Shaffrey CI. Management of high-grade spondylolisthesis. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2013 Apr;24(2):275-91. doi: 10.1016/j.nec.2012.12.002. Epub 2013 Feb 21. Review. PubMed PMID: 23561564.

Mummaneni PV, Tu TH, Ziewacz JE, Akinbo OC, Deviren V, Mundis GM. The role of minimally invasive techniques in the treatment of adult spinal deformity. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2013 Apr;24(2):231-48. doi: 10.1016/j.nec.2012.12.004. Epub 2013 Feb 15. Review. PubMed PMID: 23561562.

Ziewacz JE, Wu JC, Mummaneni PV. Microendoscopic cervical foraminotomy and discectomy: are we there yet? World Neurosurg. 2014 Feb;81(2):290-1. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2013.01.100. Epub 2013 Feb 1. PubMed PMID: 23376396.

Blondel B, Schwab F, Bess S, Ames C, Mummaneni PV, Hart R, Smith JS, Shaffrey CI, Burton D, Boachie-Adjei O, Lafage V. Posterior global malalignment after osteotomy for sagittal plane deformity: it happens and here is why. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Apr 1;38(7):E394-401. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3182872415. PubMed PMID: 23324927.