Dr. Fu Promoted to Professor of Neurological Surgery

Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD, has been promoted to Professor of Neurosurgery in Spinal Surgery. Dr. Fu, who is Director of Spinal Trauma and Co-director of the Spinal Deformity and Scoliosis Program, is a board-certified neurosurgeon at Och Spine at NewYork-Presbyterian at the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care and chief of neurosurgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan.

“Dr. Fu joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 2011, after completing a fellowship in complex spinal reconstruction at the University of Virginia Medical Center,” says Dr. Philip Stieg, Margaret and Robert J. Hariri Professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and Chairman and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. “Over the past thirteen years he has developed real mastery in all areas of spine surgery, particularly spinal deformity surgery, and has greatly enhanced our ability to deliver a wide spectrum of spine care to our patients. He is also an outstanding academic neurosurgeon, whose research into surgical outcomes and quality has distinguished him as a thought leader in spine surgery. I could not be more pleased to welcome him to the rank of full professor.”

“I’m extremely proud of Dr. Fu, and grateful for his contributions to our team,” says Roger Härtl, MD, Hansen-MacDonald Professor of Neurological Surgery and Director of Och Spine at NewYork-Presbyterian at the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care. “My goal in building our spine team was to build excellence across many surgical subspecialties and bring in experts from other spine disciplines, to offer the best, most comprehensive care possible for our patients. Dr. Fu has been a vital component of that, and our patients benefit from that.”

Treatment of Spine Disease in the Elderly

Dr. Fu, who is a co-editor of the 2023 textbook Treatment of Spine Disease in the Elderly: Cutting Edge Techniques and Technologies and associate editor of Journal of Neurosurgery Spine, has had his work presented at several national and international meetings and been published in journals such as Spine, Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurophysiology, and Journal of Neuroscience. He has been nominated for and won multiple awards at meetings such as the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting and the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. His work has been featured in the Journal of Neurosurgery Spine, Spine Deformity, Spinal News and Orthopedics Today. He co-authored no fewer than seven studies presented at the 2024 Spine Summit, an international conference for spine and peripheral nerve professionals.    See Dr. Fu’s papers on PubMed

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