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 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

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, 2015 Notes: Accepted for publication 1/23/2015.

Danielle K. Sandsmark, Monisha A. Kumar, Catherine Woodward, Miranda Lim, Sarah Schmidt, and Soojin Park: Sleep features on continuous EEG predict neurological recovery after severe traumatic brain injury. Neurocrit Care Supplement: S155, September 2014.

Choi RK1,3, Roy Paladhi U2, Nawalinski K2, Frangos S2, Grady MS2, Maloney-Wilensky E2, Schuster J2, Kasner SE1, Kumar MA1,2,3 : Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (aPTT), not Prothrombin Time (PT), is more closely correlated with mortality after severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) e-Poster presentation at the 12thAnnual Neurocritical Care Society Meeting, which is being held in Seattle, Washington, September 11 – 14, 2014, at the Seattle Westin. September 2014.

R. Choi1, R. Muralidharan1, Pukenas?, Nawalinksi K, Roy-Paladhi U, C. Ju1, F. Quattrone2, S. Frangos2, E. Maloney-Wilensky2, P. Kim4, J. Levine1, W. Kofke5, S. Kasner1, P. LeRoux6, M. Kumar1 : Antiplatelet Agent Use Is Associated With Increased Intracranial Hemorrhage Volumes, But Not Progressive Hemorrhagic Injury, After Tramatic Brain Injury e-Poster presentation at the 12th Annual Neurocritical Care Society Meeting, which is being held in Seattle, Washington, September 11 – 14, 2014, at the Seattle Westin. September 2014.

Monisha A. Kumar • Andrew M. Naidech • The Participants in the International Multidisciplinary 6 Consensus Conference on Multimodality Monitoring: Monitoring of Hematological and Hemostatic Parameters in Neurocritical Care Patients Neurocritical Care Journal. Eelco Wijdicks (eds.). Springer, September 2014 Notes: ISSN 1541-6933 Neurocrit Care DOI 10.1007/s12028-014-0023-7

PD LeRoux, DK Menon, G Citerio, P Vespa, MK Bader, GM. Brophy, MN. Diringer, N Stocchetti, W Videtta, R Armonda, N Badjatia, J Boesel, R Chesnut, S Chou, J Claassen, M Czosnyka, M De Georgia, A Figaji, J Fugate, R Helbok, D Horowitz, P Hutchinson, MA Kumar, M McNett, C Miller, A Naidech, M Oddo, D Olson, K O’Phelan, JJ Provencio, C Puppo, R Riker, C Robertson, M Schmidt, FTaccone: Consensus summary statement of the International Multidisciplinary Consensus Conference on Multimodality Monitoring in Neurocritical Care Intensive Care Med (2014) 40:1189–1209 Springer Page: 1189–1209, August 2014 Notes: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg and ESICM 2014 Also in Neurocrit Care (2014) - September 2014

Allie M Massaro, MD1; Sean Doerfler BA2; Kelsey Nawalinski BS2; Bernard Michel BS, MS2; Nicolette Driscoll2; Connie Ju 2; Hiren Patel2; Francis Quattrone BS2; Suzanne Frangos CNRN2; Eileen Maloney-Wilensky MSN, ACNP-BC2; Michael Sean Grady MD2; Sherman C Stein MD2; Scott E Kasner MD1; Monisha A Kumar MD1,2,3 : Thromboelastography Defines Late Hypercoagulability After TBI: A pilot study Neurocrit Care Neurocrit Care. 2014 Aug 16. [Epub ahead of print] Wijdicks, Eelco (eds.). Springer, Neurocrit Care. 2014 Aug 16, Aug 2014 Notes: Neurocrit Care. 2014 Aug 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Roy-Paladhi U, Choi RK, Nawalinski K, Frangos S, Grady S, Maloney-Wilensky E, Kumar M: Poster presentation "Activated partial thromboplastin time, not prothrombin time, is more closely correlated with mortality after severe TBI" 2014 Public Health Student Poster Day - Philadelphia, PA College of Physicians May 2014.

Diana J Goodman MD, Monisha A Kumar MD : Evidence based neurocritical care The Neurohospitalist April 2014 Notes: Evidence-based neurocritical care. Goodman DJ, Kumar MA. Neurohospitalist. 2014 Apr;4(2):102-8. doi: 10.1177/1941874413507928.

Preethi Ramchand1, Francis Quattrone2, Suzanne G. Frangos2, Sean Doerfler 2, Kelsey P. Nawalinski 2, Bernard Michel2, Eileen Maloney Wilensky2, Danielle Sandsmark1, Michael Mullen1, Bryan Pukenas 3, Scott Kasner1, Joshua Levine1, Sherman Stein 2, Monisha A. Kumar1.: Thromboelastography Determines A Transient Late Hypercoagulable State After Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Neurology April 2014 Notes: Abstracts presented at sub-specialty conferences are permitted to be presented at AAN, 66th Annual Meeting, April 26 to May 3, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia, PA.

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