Kai-Ming Fu, MD, PhD

Neurological Surgery (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Office Phone: (212) 746-2260, (888) 922-2257


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)


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Area of Expertise

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Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]

Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]

Aetna Weill Cornell Medicine [PPO Cornell University]

Affinity [HMO]

Affinity Access

Amida Care


Emblem Select Care


Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

Fidelis Care





Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Advantage]

Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter (HMO)]


Rockefeller University - CoreSource

United Empire

UnitedHealthcare [Community Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO]



2004 Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Internship: 2005 University of Virginia Medical Center

Residency: 2010 University of Virginia Medical Center

Fellowship: 2011 University of Virginia Medical Center


525 East 68th Street Starr 651
New York, NY 10065

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330 Jay Street
Room 3-143
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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1305 York Avenue 9th Floor
New York, NY 10021

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Fax: (212) 746-8387

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240 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

Phone: (888) 922-2257

Fax: (212) 746-8303

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Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College