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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 Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Assistant Professor of Neurology in Neurosurgery

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • Spanish

Dr. Kumar is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • 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

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-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • 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

Memberships

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 a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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.

Research

Selected Publications:

VanDerWerf J and MA Kumar: Diagnosis and Management of Coagulopathy-Related Intracerebral Hemorrhage Seminars of Neurology 36 : 274-87,2016.

Bar B, MacKenzie L, Hurst RW, Grant R, Weigele J, Bhalla PK, Kumar MA, Stiefel MF, Levine JM.: Hyperacute Vasospasm After Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 24 (2): 2016.

Young B, Burke K, Amendolia O, McNulty K, Marion B, Beckmann B, Ciocco L, Miller K, Schuele D, Maloney-Wilensky E, Frangos SG, Wright D, Balu R, Kalanuria A, Kumar MA.: Cerebral Microdialysis Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America : 2016.

James E. Siegler, MD; Christy Marcaccio, BS; Kelsey Nawalinski, BS; Francis Quattrone, BS; Danielle K. Sandsmark, MD, PhD; Eileen Maloney-Wilensky, ACRN, MSN; Suzanne Frangos, BS; Joshua M. Levine, MD; Sherman C. Stein, BS; Scott E. Kasner, MD; Monisha A. Kumar, MD: Elevated Red Cell Distribution Width is Associated with Cerebral Infarction in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Neurocrit Care : 2016.

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, M. A.: Implementation of an Early Mobility Pathway in Neuro ICU Patients with External Ventricular Devices Journal of Neuroscience Nursing : 2016.

VanderWerf J and MA Kumar: Management of Coagulopathy in the Neuro ICU Handbook of Clinical Neurology : 2016.

Preethi Ramchand; Sarah Nyirjesy ; Suzanne Frangos ; Sean Doerfler ; Kelsey Nawalinski ; Francis Quattrone ; Connie Ju ; Hiren Patel ; Nicki Driscoll ; Eileen Maloney-Wilensky ; Sherman Stein ; Joshua Levine ; Scott Kasner ; Monisha Kumar: Thromboelastography Parameter Predicts Outcome After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: An Exploratory Analysis World Neurosurgery : 2016.

Moyer M, Kumar MA: Traumatic Brain Injury Neurocritical Care for the Advanced Practice Provider : 2016.

Chandril Chugh, MBBS Sarah C Nyirjesy, BA Kelsey Parker Nawalinski, BA Danielle K. Sandsmark, MD, PhD Suzanne Frangos, BS Eileen Maloney-Wilensky, BS Sherman C. Stein, MD Joshua M. Levine, MD Scott Eric Kasner, MD MSc Monisha A. Kumar, MD: Red Blood Cell Distribution Width Is Associated With Poor Clinical Outcome After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Pilot Study Neurocrit Care 23 (2): 217-24,2015.

James E. Siegler, MD; Christy Marcaccio, BS; Nawalinski Kelsey, Quattrone F, Sandsmark DK, Eileen Maloney- Wilensky, Suzanne Frangos, Levine JM, Stein SC, Monisha Kumar, MD: Anisocytosis is Associated with Poor Functional Outcome in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Neurocrit Care 2015 (S2): 2015.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Neurology
3 West Gates Building
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3396
Fax: (215) 614-1927
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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