Praveen Mummaneni, MD 

Dr. Mummaneni is a Joan O’Reilly Distinguished Professor in Spinal Surgery and Vice Chair, UCSF Department of Neurosurgery. He earned his BA/MD through Boston University’s accelerated program and completed his neurosurgery residency at UCSF, where he also undertook a complex spine fellowship. After faculty positions at Emory University (2002-2006), he returned to UCSF in 2006. In 2020, he obtained an MBA from Louisiana State University and currently oversees UCSF’s surgical services as the lead surgeon for Perioperative Services.

Specializing in complex spine surgeries using minimally invasive techniques, Dr. Mummaneni co-directs the UCSF Spine Center and heads its fellowship program. He has authored over 530 peer-reviewed articles and edited 12 spine surgery textbooks.

A recognized leader in neurosurgery, Dr. Mummaneni has served as president of several neurosurgical associations and is the first neurosurgeon to be awarded both the SRS Edgar Dawson and European Traveling Fellowships. He has held significant editorial and directorial positions, including Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, and currently serves as Secretary-elect of the SRS.

University of California San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)