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Monisha Kumar, MD

Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Neurocritical Care Liaison, HUP, Comprehensive Stroke Center Committee
Co-Chair, Intradepartmental Equity Subcommittee of Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism Efforts and Inequity (iDARE) Program Department of Neurology
Executive Lead, Clinical Effectiveness Team , Neurosciences Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director, Neuro ICU, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 2018-2021 on Rhoads 2, 2021-present on Pavilion 10 City
Vice Chair for Quality and Safety , Department of Neurology, Penn Medicine
Chair, Anna T. Meadows Society Office of the Dean, PSOM
Immediate Past Chair, Penn Forum for Women Faculty, Office of the Provost
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 , 2017.
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Vascular Neurology , 2017.
Dr. Edward S. Cooper Leadership Development Program, a Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) - Wharton collaboration funded by the PSOM Office of Inclusion and Diversity and the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty, 2019.
Diplomate of the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties - Neurocritical Care C-Cert 2020, 2021.
American Heart Association - Advanced Cardiac Life Support , 2022.
American College of Surgeons - Advanced Trauma Life Support , 2022.
University of Pennsylvania Provost's Leadership Program Office of The Vice Provost for Faculty, 2022.
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Selected Publications

Matthew J. Cobler-Lichter, Hera A. Kamdar MD, Joanna Yang, BA, Elizabeth Woods, NP, Joseph J. Locascio, PhD, Bradford B. Thompson, MD, DaiWai M. Olson, PhD, RN, Sayona John, MD, Wazim Mohamed, MD, Monisha Kumar, MD, Christopher Stapleton, MD, Aman Patel, MD, Guy A. Rordorf, MD, David Chung MD, PhD: Association of Cerebrospinal Fluid Output and Drain Height on Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement Neurocrit Care August 2023.

Aleksey Tadevosyan, Sanam Baghshomali, Francisco Gomez and Monisha A. Kumar: Neurological Complications of Platelet Disorders and Disorders of Coagulation Textbook of Neurohematology, 1st Ed. Tracy Batchelor, Josh Klein, Lisa DeAngelis and Andres Ferreri (eds.). Oxford University Press 2023 Notes: in-press.

Kumar MA, Editor: Textbook of Neurocritical Care, 3rd Ed. Springer Gabrielli A, Kumar MA, LeRoux P, Levine JM, Lyon AJ, Mahanna-Gabrielli E, O'Phelan K, (eds.). Springer 2023.

Kvint S, Gutierrez A, Venezia A, Maloney E, Schuster JM, Kumar MA. : Application of a TEG-Platelet Mapping Algorithm to Guide Reversal of Antiplatelet Agents in Adults with Mild-to-Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury – An Observational Study. Neurocritical Care 37(3): 638-648, Dec 2022.

Alfonso Lopez, Mohamed ElSaadani, Matthew Culkin, Christina Jacovides, Anastasia P Georges, Hailong Song, Lewis Kaplan, Monisha Kumar, Douglas Smith, Jose Pascual: Persistent blunting of penumbral leukocyte mobilization by beta blockade given for 2 weeks after TBI J Surg Res 280: 196-203, Dec 2022.

Ghenbot Y, Kumar MA, Schuster JM. : Anticoagulation Holiday: resumption of DOACs for atrial fibrillation in patients with index traumatic intracranial hemorrhage. World Neurosurg X. 17: 100148, Oct 2022.

Lopez AJ, ElSaadani M, Jacovides CL, George A, Culkin MC, Ahmed S, Kumar MA, Kaplan LJ, Smith DH, Pascual JL. : Beta blockade in TBI: Dose-dependent reductions in BBB leukocyte mobilization and permeability in vivo. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 92(5): 781-791, May 2022.

David Y. Chung1,2* , Bradford B. Thompson3, Monisha A. Kumar4, Ali Mahta3, Shyam S. Rao3, James H. Lai1,2, Aleksey Tadevosyan4, Kathryn Kessler4, Joseph J. Locascio5, Aman B. Patel6, Wazim Mohamed7, DaiWai M. Olson8, Sayona John9 and Guy A. Rordorf1: Association of External Ventricular Drain Wean Strategy with Shunt Placement and Length of Stay in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Prospective Multicenter Study Neurocritical Care. Diringer, Michael (eds.). Springer, 36(2): 536-545, Apr 2022.

Monisha A. Kumar, MD : Coagulopathy after Traumatic Brain Injury. Clinical Key. Elsevier, 2021 Notes: https://www.clinicalkey.com/#!/content/clinical_overview/67-s2.0-v1285.

Nathan CL, Stein L, George LJ, Young B, Fuller J, Gravina B, Dubendorf P, Kasner SE, Kumar MA: Standardized Transfer Process for a Neurointensive Care Unit and Assessment of Patient Bounceback. Neurocritical Care 36(3): 1–9. Nov 2021.

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