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Monisha Kumar, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Effectiveness Team Leader, Neurosciences Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Effectiveness Team, Executive Leader, Neurosciences, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director, Neuro ICU Rhoads 2 Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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

Monisha A. Kumar, Francisco G. Romero, and Kiruba Dharaneeswaran: Early Mobilization in Neurocritical Care Patients. Current Opinion In Critical Care Peter LeRoux (eds.). Wolters Kluwer Health, Feb 2020.

Chung DY, Olson DM, John S, Mohamed W, Kumar MA, Thompson BB, Rordorf GA.: Evidence-Based Management of External Ventricular Drains. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2019 Nov 26;19(12):94. Review. 19(12): 94 Nov 2019.

Monisha A Kumar, Maggie Schmierer, Erika Silverman, Nimay Kulkarni, Eva Silvestro, Richard Schretzenmair, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Wade Rogers, Jonni S Moore : Reduction in Double Negative T-cells and Non-classical Monocytes Suggests Recruitment to CNS after Traumatic Brain Injury Neurocritical Care September 2019.

MA Kumar, M Schmierer, E Silverman, N Kulkarni, S Soergaard-Ballestar, E Silvestro, R Schretzenmair, R Diaz-Arrastia, WT Rogers, JS Moore : Expression of Extracellular Vesicles after acute Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pilot Flow-Cytometry Study Neurocritical Care 31: S32, September 2019 Notes: Poster 20.

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 January 2019.

Monisha A. Kumar; Svetlana Kvint; Alexis Gutierrez; Frederick Hitti; Sophie Su; Andrew Yang; Eileen Maloney-Wilensky; James Schuster: A Thromboelastography Platelet Mapping–Guided Reversal Algorithm Limits Platelet Transfusion in Older Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pilot Study. Neurocritical Care. Diringer (eds.). Springer, 31: S171, 2019 Notes: Poster 160.

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 Camilo N. Rodríguez MD (Colombia) - Jorge Mejía MD (Colombia) - Marek Czosnyka MD, PhD (UK) - Corina Puppo MD (Uruguay) - José I. Suárez MD (USA) - Claudio Baracchini MD (Italy) (eds.). Elsevier, 2019.

Sanam Baghshomali and Monisha Kumar : Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. Uncommon Causes of Stroke, 3rd Ed Louis R. Caplan (Editor), Julien Bogousslavsky (Editor) (eds.). Cambridge University Press 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, Jun 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. Eds: Hemanshu Prabhakar, Zulfiqar Ali (eds.). Springer 2018.

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