Dr. Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD

Dr. Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD

Neurosurgeon at UCSF Spine Center

Meet Dr. Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD

Dr. Mummaneni is a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with the UCSF Spine Center.

He applies deep expertise to treat a full range of spine conditions. He specializes in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery for cervical pathologies, kyphosis, myelopahy, spondylolisthesis, stenosis, scoliosis, tumors, and trauma.

Dr. Mummaneni at a Glance

  • Dr. Mummaneni has been named a San Francisco Super Doctor by the San Francisco Chronicle.
  • He is the director of several spine programs at UCSF, including the Cervical Spine Program and the Minimally Invasive Spine Program.

Dr. Mummaneni offers cutting-edge back and neck care.

Dr. Mummaneni is a member of UCSF Spine Center.

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We care for our patients as if they were part of our extended family.

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San Francisco, CA

How Dr. Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foot Drop
  • Forward Head Posture
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporotic Compression Fractures
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Tumors
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral subluxation


  • ALIF (anterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Decompression
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Cervical
  • BMP
  • Back Surgery
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cyberknife
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Discectomy
  • Dynamic lumbar stabilization
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • PLIF (posterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Reconstructive / Revision Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Upper Cervical Specific Techniques

Accolades for Dr. Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Associate Professor 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
  • AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of Spine and Peripheral Nerves, 2011 Annual Meeting Chairman
  • Fellowship trained Spine Surgeon

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Scoliosis Research Society: Candidate Member
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine

Board Certifications

  • Board certified, Neurological Surgery

Office Information for Dr. Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD

400 Parnassus Ave
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
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Profile last updated: October 23, 2017. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.