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Monisha A. Kumar, MD

Monisha A. Kumar, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

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:

  • Therapeutic Hypothermia

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

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 Association of Indian Neurologists in America (AINA), National 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.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Young B, Moyer M, Pino W, Kung D, Zager E, Kumar MA.: Safety and Feasibility of Early Mobilization in Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and EVD Neurocritical Care : 2019.

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 .

Cohen AS, Izzy S, Kumar MA, Joyce CJ, Figueroa SA, Maas MB, Hall CE, McDonagh DL, Lerner DP, Vespa PM, Shutter LA, Rosenthal ES.: Education Research: Variation in priorities for neurocritical care education expressed across role groups. Neurology. 2018 Jun 12;90(24):1117-1122 90 (24): 1117-1122,2018.

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.

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.

Sanam Baghshomali, Swarna Rajagopalan, Monisha A. Kumar: Hematologic Considerations in the Neuro ICU The NeuroICU Board Review 1st Edition, Kindle Edition : 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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