Kai-Ming  Fu, MD, PhD

Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD

Neurosurgeon at Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care

Meet Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD

Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon at the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care. Dr. Fu obtained his undergraduate degrees from Stanford University and his medical and graduate training in the MD/PhD program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After completing his residency and chief residency in neurosurgery at the University of Virginia, Dr. Fu completed a combined neurosurgical/orthopedic spine fellowship at the University of Virginia under Dr. Christopher Shaffrey, where he received advanced training in deformity, reconstructive, and oncological spine surgery.

Dr. Fu combines his clinical interests in deformity, reconstructive, revision, and tumor surgery with active research in clinical outcomes. His work has been presented at multiple national and international meetings and been published in journals such as Spine, Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurophysiology, and Journal of Neuroscience. He has been nominated for and won multiple awards at meetings such as the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting and the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. His work has been featured in Spinal News and Orthopedics Today.

Dr. Kai-Ming Fu is a neurosurgeon with Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care.

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How Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon

Years in Practice

  • 10 Years


  • B.A., B.S., Stanford University, 1997
  • M.S., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 2001
  • M.D., Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 2004


  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy / Leg Pain
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine Conditions
  • Spine Injuries
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Thoracic Spinal Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Tumors


  • ALIF: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck / Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Reconstructive / Revision Spine Surgery
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • TLIF: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Accolades for Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD

Professional Distinctions

  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Spinal Surgery - Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, New York, NY

Professional Affiliations

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • International Spine Study Group
  • CNS/AANS Joint Section on Spine & Peripheral Nerve
  • AANS Caucus Council of State Neurosurgery Societies
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Medical Society of the State of New York

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery


  • Regis Haid Deformity Research Award
  • 1st Place Poster Award, AANS Annual Meeting
  • AANS/NREF Spine Fellowship
  • Top 10 Paper Award, NASS Annual Meeting
  • Louis A. Goldstein Award for Best Clinical Poster
  • SuperDoctors "Rising Stars"

Office Information for Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD

240 East 59th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022
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Primary Location:

240 East 59th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022


Monday: 9:00- 5:00
Tuesday: 9:00 - 5:00
Wednesday: 9:00- 5:00
Thursday: 9:00 - 5:00
Friday: 9:00 - 5:00

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna (PPO, Medicare, HMO)
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell (POS)
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Cigna
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO, HMO & EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Other insurances accepted – call for full list

Profile last updated: July 7, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.