Kumar Vasudevan, MD
Brain and Spine Surgery
Specializing in Neurosurgical Oncology
Dr. Kumar Vasudevan, MD is a fellowship-trained, board-eligible neurosurgeon who treats a wide variety of brain and spinal conditions. His interest in neurosurgery began when he was a child after his grandmother had to have a brain tumor removed. The compassion his grandmother’s neurosurgeon showed his family stuck with him as the surgeon shepherded his family through the entire process of diagnosis to surgery to recovery. Dr. Vasudevan strives to treat his own patients and their families in the same manner, and to be the “home base” for his patients, their families, and their doctors when it comes to brain and spine care.
Dr. Vasudevan holds to three pillars when treating his patients: honesty, collaboration and diligence. He believes he is a doctor first and a surgeon second, meaning that he considers all diagnoses and treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical, and decides what is appropriate for each patient. He also knows that each patient has unique family and social circumstances that must be navigated and considered when developing a treatment plan. He strives to be open to input from his patients, whose beliefs, ambitions, and priorities about their care help to achieve the best possible outcome.
Dr. Vasudevan has advanced training and a special interest in the treatment of brain and spine tumors. He offers comprehensive treatment of brain tumors including gliomas/glioblastoma; metastatic tumors; and skull base tumors such as meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, and pituitary tumors. This includes endoscopy, minimally invasive surgical methods, and radiosurgery (“no-incision surgery”) for the treatment of brain tumors, facial pain, and other conditions.
Clinical Interests & Conditions Treated
Peripheral nerve conditions, including carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve problems
Skull Base surgery
Spinal cord stimulation
& facial pain
Education and Training
Doctor of Medicine, Brown University
Residency, Neurosurgery, Emory School of Medicine
Fellowship, Neurocritical Care, Emory School of Medicine
Base Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School
Certifications and Affiliations
Board Eligible, American Board of Neurological Surgery
Board Eligible, United Council for Neuorlogic Subspecialites (Neurocritical Care)
Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Member, North American Skull Base Society
Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society