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

Dr. Fu is a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care.

He specializes in advanced surgical procedures for spinal deformity, reconstruction, and oncology, as well as treating sacroiliac joint conditions and low back pain.

Dr. Fu at a Glance

  • Dr. Fu is a leader in utilizing less invasive techniques for treatment, using neuro-navigation, image guidance, and other advanced technologies that reduce recovery times for patients.
  • He has been recognized with multiple awards at such meetings as the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting and the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

For expert spine care, visit Dr. Fu.

Dr. Fu is a member of Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care.

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New York, NY

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


  • ALIF: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Decompression
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck / Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Reconstructive / Revision Spine Surgery
  • 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: November 28, 2018. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.