Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD

Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD Specialties: Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery, Interventional Spine Care

Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD
Specialties: Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery, Interventional Spine Care
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240 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

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  • Aetna Weill Cornell Medicine
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  • Amida Care
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  • EmblemHealth HIP
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthplus
  • Fidelis Care
  • Group Health Incorporated
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  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Empire
  • UnitedHealthcare

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About Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD

Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon at the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center. His specialty is advanced surgical procedures for spinal deformity, reconstruction, and oncology; sacro-iliac joint conditions; and low back pain, especially pain caused by previously undetected and under-diagnosed conditions. He has been at the forefront of the surgical progression toward less invasive techniques, using neuro-navigation, image guidance, and other advanced technologies that reduce recovery times for his patients. Dr. Fu obtained his undergraduate degrees from Stanford University and his medical and graduate training in the MD/PhD program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After completing his residency and chief residency in neurosurgery at the University of Virginia, Dr. Fu completed a combined neurosurgical/orthopedic spine fellowship at the University of Virginia under Dr. Christopher Shaffrey, where he received advanced training in deformity, reconstructive, and oncological spine surgery. Dr. Fu combines his clinical interests in deformity, reconstructive, revision, and tumor surgery with active research in clinical outcomes. His work has been presented at multiple 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. See a full list of his recent publications Dr. Fu sees patients at the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care:240 East 59th Street, 2nd floor (at Second Avenue)New York, NY 10022  For more information, visit these pages:The Center for Comprehensive Spine Care   (for information on conditions we treat and procedures we perform)Patient Guide (for information about making an appointment, including maps, directions, and the forms you'll need to fill out) Request an Appointment (use our online form to submit a request for an appointment)

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital
  • Och Spine At NewYork-Presbyterian


  • Benign Tumor of Spinal Cord

  • Cervical

  • Cervical Disc Herniation

  • Cervical Herniated Disc

  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis

  • Deformity

  • Degenerative Cervical Spinal Stenosis

  • Herniated Cervical Disc

  • Herniated Disc

  • Herniated Lumbar Intervertebral Disc

  • Laminectomy

  • Lumbar Disc Herniation

  • Malignant Tumor of Spinal Cord

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

  • Scoliosis

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Spinal Stenosis Surgery

  • Spinal Surgery

  • Spondylisthesis

  • Stenosis


  • Fellowship: University of Virginia Medical Center
  • Internship: University of Virginia Medical Center
  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Virginia Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery