Officer Commitee

Praveen Mummaneni

Dr. Praveen Mummaneni

Dr. Praveen Mummaneni is the Joan O’Reilly Distinguished Professor in Spine Surgery at UCSF, Co-director of the UCSF Spine Center, Vice-Chair of the neurosurgery department, Lead Surgeon of the UCSF Parnassus Perioperative Services, and Director of the MIS Spine Fellowship. Mummaneni leads the UCSF Neuro-informatics lab and has mentored a diverse group of medical students, residents, and spine fellows over the past 2 decades.

Mummaneni earned his medical degree through the 6-year BA/MD program at Boston University and completed a residency in neurological surgery at UCSF. His additional training includes a complex spine fellowship at Emory University. He also earned an MBA at LSU and completed the Innovative Healthcare Leadership program at Stanford University.

Mummaneni is internationally recognized for his work on minimally invasive approaches to spinal deformity surgery, spinal tumors, and degenerative disease. He is the UCSF site PI for the AANS sponsored Quality Outcomes Database SpineCORe Study Group, the MIS ISSG deformity study group, and the AO Spine MTRON and PTRON spine tumor study group.  He is the UCSF site PI for a Department of Defense  multicenter grant to evaluate timing of surgery for spinal cord injury. He is a Co-investigator for the UCSF HEAL NIH grant (multicenter study of back pain).  He serves on the NIH small business review panel. He has been a guest lecturer at international meetings on six continents and has published more than 530 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. He is editor of 9 textbooks on spinal surgery. Since 2005, he has been selected by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Doctors in America. He has also been named a Super Doctor by the San Francisco Chronicle, a Top Doctor by Marin Magazine and a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly.

Mummaneni is active in several professional organizations. He was among the first neurosurgeons to obtain active membership in the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) and to win its Edgar Dawson Fellowship and International Traveling Fellowship. He has served as a director of SRS and is now Secretary-elect. He was also president of the San Francisco Neurological Society, president of the California Association of Neurological Surgeons, chair of the AANS/CNS Spine Section, and vice president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He is currently a Director of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons.

He serves on multiple editorial boards and is Associate Editor of Neurosurgery, and he completed a term as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.


Benefits of Membership

“The AANS/CNS Spine Section brings together neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, spine surgery fellows, as well as residents and advanced practice providers focused on spinal surgery. The Spine Section advances our interests, represents us in national advocacy, and disseminates science. Becoming a member means joining this exceptional community and helping it grow.” ...Read More >