Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology
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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
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.
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.
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. - General Neurology , 2017.
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Selected Publications

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 49(2): 102-107, April 2017.

Kumar (Chief editor): Neurocritical Care of the Neurosurgical Patient. Elsevier. Co-editors - Andrew Kofke MD MBA, Joshua Levine MD, James Schuster MD PHD (eds.). March 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, Monisha A. Kumar: Elevated Red Cell Distribution Width is Associated with Cerebral Infarction in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Neurocritical Care. Springer (eds.). 21(6): 26-33, February 2017.

Kumar, Monisha A; Cao, Wenjing; McDaniel, Jenny; Pham, Huy; Raju, Dheeraj; Nawalinski, Kelsey; Frangos, Suzanne; Kung, David; Zager, Eric; Kasner Scott E; Levine Joshua M; Zheng Long X: Plasma ADAMTS13 activity and von Willebrand Factor Antigen and Activity In Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Thrombosis and Haemostasis 19, January 2017 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Preethi Ramchand, Sarah Nyirjesy,Suzanne Frangos, Sean Doerfler, Kelsey Nawalinski, Francis Quattrone, Connie Ju, Hiren Patel, Nicki Driscoll, leen 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, 96: 215-221, December 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. Neurocritical Care 24(2): 180-8, April 2016 Notes:

Sandsmark, Schmidtt, Kumar, Park : Sleep features on continuous EEG predict rehabilitation outcomes after severe traumatic brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 31(2): 101-7, March-April 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 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.

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