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Monisha A. Kumar, MD

Monisha A. Kumar, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor of Neurology in Neurosurgery

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • Spanish

Dr. Kumar is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 2006
  • Vascular Neurology, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Brain Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Diseases
  • Carotid Artery Dissection
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Glioma
  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)
  • Head Injury
  • Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Stroke Care
  • Temporal Arteritis (Giant Cell Arteritis)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection (VAD)

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Neurology

    Penn Neuroscience Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, South Pavilion, 2nd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Drexel University Center City Hahnemann Campus
Residency: Hahnemann University Hospital
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital


American Academy of Neurology , International American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, International Drinker Society, Critical Care Medicine , Local Neurocritical Care Society, International Pennsylvania Neurological Society, Local Society of Critical Care Medicine, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kumar is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Uncommon Causes of Stroke, 3rd Ed : 2018.

Abigail S. Cohen1 *, Saef Izzy2 *, Monisha A. Kumar4, Cara J. Joyce5, Stephen A. Figueroa6, Matthew B. Maas7, Christiana E. Hall6, David L. McDonagh8, David P. Lerner9, Paul M. Vespa10, Lori A. Shutter11: Variation in Priorities for Neurocritical Care Education Expressed Across Role Groups NEUROLOGY : 2018.

Kenneth Kufta, DMD; Hossein Jazayeri; Monisha Kumar, MD; Bethany Young, MSN, RN; Neeraj Panchal, DDS, MD: Macroglossia in the Critical Care Setting: A Narrative Review of Management Neurocrit Care : 2018.

Kvint S, Schuster J: Neurosurgical applications of viscoelastic hemostatic assays. Neurosurg Focus. 43 (5): 2017.

Sanam Baghshomali: Hematological Consideration in Neurocritical Care Board Review: Neurocritical Care 1 : 2017.

Kumar MA, Levine J, Faerber J, Elliott JP, Winn HR, Doerfler S: The Effects of Red Blood Cell Transfusion on Functional Outcome after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. World Neurosurgery : 2017.

Coughlin DG, Kumar MA, Patel NN, Hoffman RL: Preventing Early Bouncebacks to the Neurointensive Care Unit: A Retrospective Analysis and Quality Improvement Pilot. Neurocritical Care : 2017.

Moyer, M., Young, B., Borst, J., Pino, B., LoBreglio, J., Hart, M., Zaleski, D., Maloney-Wilensky, E., Grady, M.S., Smith, M., Kung, D., Zager, E., and Kumar: Implementation of an Early Mobility Pathway in Neuro ICU Patients with External Ventricular Devices Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 49 (2): 102-107,2017.

Neurocritical Care of the Neurosurgical Patient Elsevier : 2017.

James E. Siegler, Christy Marcaccio, Kelsey Nawalinski, Francis Quattrone, Danielle K. Sandsmark, Eileen Maloney-Wilensky, Suzanne Frangos, Joshua M. Levine, Sherman C. Stein, Scott E. Kasner: Elevated Red Cell Distribution Width is Associated with Cerebral Infarction in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Neurocritical Care 21 (6): 26-33,2017.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Neurology
3 West Gates Building
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3396
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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