Vikram A. Kumar, MD, FAANS


Spine Care, Neurosurgery



Services & Specialties

Spine Care, Neurosurgery



Office Information

7th Street Clinic

STE. 405

Main Number: 866.974.2673
Fax: 866.939.2673

Office Information


Vikram Kumar, MD, FAANS is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon at The CORE Institute. His specialized interests include complex degenerative spine disease, brain and spine tumors, pituitary tumors, cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, and neurotrauma.

Dr. Kumar earned his Undergraduate Degree with Magna Cum Laude honors in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University. He earned his Medical Degree on an honors scholarship at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Kumar completed his residency in neurosurgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he received general surgery and neurosurgery training at The Methodist Hospital, Ben Taub County Hospital, Houston VA, and Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kumar received additional training in neurosurgical oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Kumar is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is also the Section Chief of Neurosurgery and sits on the board of the Division of Neurosciences at Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix. Dr. Kumar is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons as well as the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Conditions, Procedures & Areas of Interest


  • Brain tumors including skull base tumors
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Tumors of the spinal column spinal cord, and spinal nerves
  • Degenerative disease of the spine (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar)
  • Chiari malformation
  • Trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic pain requiring neurostimulation
  • Brain and spine trauma


  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Transsphenoidal surgery
  • Microvascular decompression
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Spinal cord stimulator implantation
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery


Baylor College of Medicine


Rutgers New Jersey Medical School


Harvard University

Board Certification

Board Certified


  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons as well as the Congress of Neurological Surgeons

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