Language: English
Gender: Male
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Center for Comprehensive Spine Care
240 East 59th Street , 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022
(212) 746-8303
(888) 922-2257
Neurological Surgery
240 East 59th Street , 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022

Specialties & Expertise


  • Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Surgery


  • Benign Tumor of Spinal Cord
  • Malignant Tumor of Spinal Cord
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Stenosis Surgery
  • Degenerative Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation
  • Herniated Lumbar Intervertebral Disc
  • Herniated Cervical Disc
  • Herniated Disc, Cervical
  • Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Deformity
  • Spondylisthesis
  • Stenosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal Surgery

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare Health Plans
  • WellCare Health Plans


Board Certifications

  • Surgery, Neurological

Clinical & Academic Positions

Associate Attending Neurological Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 2004
  • M.S., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 2001
  • B.A., B.S., Stanford University, 1997


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; 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. 

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)