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Monisha Kumar, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Faculty, Perelman School of Medicine
Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program , HUP
Co-chair, Rhoads 2 Quality & Safety Initiative Nursing Quality and Practice Oversight Committee HUP
Member, PPMC Neurotrauma Transitions Team
Physician Leader, UBCL , HUP
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Department of Neurology
3 West Gates Building
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-3396
Fax: 215-614-1927
Education:
BA, Honors (Women's Health & Women's Studies)
University of Michigan, 1996.
MD (Doctor of Medicine)
MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine, 2000.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Internal Medicine, MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine, 2000-2001.
Residency, Neurology, MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine, 2001-2004.
Fellowship, Neurocritical Care & Vascular Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2004-2006.
Certificate, Program in Clinical Effectiveness, Harvard School of Public Health, 2006-2006.
Certifications
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. - General Neurology , 2005.
Diplomate of the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties - Neurocritical Care , 2007.
American Heart Association - Advanced Cardiac Life Support , 2009.
American College of Surgeons - Advanced Trauma Life Support , 2010.
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Vascular Neurology , 2011.
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Selected Publications

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. Springer (eds.). Aug 2016 Notes: accepted for publication 7/19/2016.

VanDerWerf J and MA Kumar : Diagnosis and Management of Coagulopathy-Related Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Seminars of Neurology Guest Editor: Lauren Sansing MD (eds.). Thieme, 36: 274-87, June 2016 Notes: Semin Neurol. 2016 Jun;36(3):274-87. Epub 2016 May 23.

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), April 2016 Notes: Neurocrit Care. 2016 Apr;24(2):180-8. Epub ahead of print 07222015.

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 Mar 2016 Notes: I was invited to write this article and invited HUP RNs. Upon submission, the journal would only allow 3 authors. I advocated to have all listed; after months, the eds agreed. However, they added the RNs after me (the last author).

Moyer M, Kumar MA: Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurocritical Care for the Advanced Practice Provider. White J and Sheth KN (eds.). Elsevier, 2016.

Young B, Moyer M, Kumar MA: “Comparison of a Nurse-Driven Mobility Protocol to Therapy-Driven Mobility Protocol for Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Patients with External Ventricular Devices (EVDs) in the Neurointensive Care Unit” Neurocritical Care Journal Wijdicks, EE (eds.). Springer, 2016 Notes: Platform Presentation at the 14th Annual Neurocritical Care Society MeetingNational Harbor, MD, September 15th-18th, 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 Notes: NEURONURSE-D-16-00057R1 Accepted for publication 8/3/2016.

VanderWerf J and MA Kumar : Management of Coagulopathy in the Neuro ICU. Handbook of Clinical Neurology EE Widjicks and A. Kramer (eds.). Springer 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. Dr. Benzel (eds.). Elsevier, 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 Eelco Wijdicks, MD (eds.). Springer, 23(2): 217-24, October 2015 Notes: Accepted for publication 1/23/2015.

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