Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurological Surgery, Spinal Surgery
Co-Director, Spinal Deformity and Scoliosis Program
Director, Spinal Trauma/Adult and Pediatric Spinal Surgery

Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon at Och Spine at NewYork-Presbyterian at the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care. His specialty is advanced surgical procedures for spinal deformity, reconstruction, and oncology; sacroiliac 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.

Read a firsthand account from Dr. Fu's patients:
"I Was Like the Leaning Tower of Pisa Before!"
"I Began to Feel Like Myself"

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



"My overall experience with Weill Cornell and Dr. Kai-Ming Fu has been exceptional! From the first office visit to discuss my spinal issues, reviewing the recommended procedure ( spinal fusion ), to the surgery itself met all my expectations. Dr. Fu’s office and support team handled all of my paperwork, addressed all my concerns in a timely and very professional manner. My experience with NY Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center was excellent. The pre-surgical process the day of surgery was efficient and the medical staff were friendly and informative. My surgery by Dr. Fu went smoothly as anticipated and I was symptom free directly afterwards. His surgical team monitored my recovery and pain levels to make me as comfortable as possible during my 3 day stay in the hospital. My recovery at home went smoothly under his staff’s guidance and I am now back at work and enjoying life once more. I cannot say enough about my positive experience. I would recommend Dr. Fu at Weill Cornell  if you have a spinal issue. They also have Spine Time on the web to help answer many questions that patients have. I recommend checking it out."

For more information, visit these pages:
Och Spine at NewYork-Presbyterian at 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)
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