Vikram A. Kumar, MD, FAANS

Specialties

Spine Care, Neurosurgery

Languages

English

Services & Specialties

Spine Care, Neurosurgery

Languages

English

Office Information

7th Street Clinic

1331 N 7TH STREET
STE. 405
PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85006

Main Number: 866.974.2673
Fax: 833.320.2754

Office Information

Biography

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

CONDITIONS:

  • 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

SPECIALTY PROCEDURES:

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

Residency

Baylor College of Medicine

Doctoral

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Undergraduate

Harvard University

Board Certification

Board Certified

Accolades

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

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