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Monisha A. Kumar, MD

Monisha A. Kumar, MD Physician

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

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • Spanish

Dr. Kumar is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • 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

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:

Rick Gill, Brett Cucchiara and Monisha Kumar: Chapter 24. Acute Brain Injury in ICU: Role of TCD in the Vertebrobasilar circulation approach Neurosonology in Neurocritical Care : 2019.

Sanam Baghshomali and Monisha Kumar: Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Uncommon Causes of Stroke, 3rd Ed : 2018.

Abigail S. Cohen, Saef Izzy, Monisha A. Kumar, Cara J. Joyce, Stephen A. Figueroa, Matthew B. Maas, Christiana E. Hall, David L. McDonagh, David P. Lerner, Paul M. Vespa, Lori A. Shutter, Eric S. Rosenthal: Variation in Priorities for Neurocritical Care Education Expressed Across Role Groups Neurology : 2018.

Monisha A. Kumar, Wenjing Cao, Huy P. Pham, Dheeraj Raju, Kelsey Nawalinski, Eileen Maloney-Wilensky, James Schuster, and X. Long Zheng: Relative Deficiency of ADAMTS13 Activity and Elevation of Human Neutrophil Peptides in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury Journal of Neurotrauma : 2018.

Aleksey Tadevoysan, Izad Yar-Rasheed, Jovany Cruz-Navarro and Monisha A. Kumar: Chapter 18:Hematologic management of neurologic patient Textbook of Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical Care: Vol 2, Neurocritical Care. Eds: Hemanshu Prabhakar, Zulfiqar Ali : 2018.

Danielle K. Sandsmark, Monisha A. Kumar, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia: Chapter 9. Biomarkers Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, 3rd edition : 2018.

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

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

Kumar MA, Levine J, Faerber J, Elliott JP, Winn HR, Doerfler S, Le Roux P: The Effects of Red Blood Cell Transfusion on Functional Outcome after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage World Neurosurg 108 : 807-816,2017.

Bethany C. Young1, Monisha Kumar1, Kathryn Kessler2: Macroglossia as an Airway Safety Risk in the Neurointensive Care Unit Neurocrit Care (2017) 27:S219 27 (S2): S219,2017.

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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