Dr. Vishad Kumar, MD

Dr. Vishad Kumar, MD

Neurology  |  
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Age 58
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Dr. Vishad Kumar, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Memphis, TN. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Read his story

6325 Humphreys Blvd

Memphis, TN 38120

Contact Information

(901) 522-7700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • AvMed
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
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Essential Tremor
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Kumar's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kumar "Vishad Kumar | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute Dr. Vishad Kumar earned a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.), a Medical Doctorate in Internal Medicine, and a Doctorate in Neurology from King George's Medical College at Lucknow University in India. After having finished residency training in India, he completed a three-year residency in neurology at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Dr. Kumar joined private practice at Wesley Neurology Clinic in 1998 and moved to Semmes Murphey Clinic in January of 2014. Dr. Kumar has worked as a junior research fellow for the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University. Some of his research projects include work on epilepsy, thrombotic stroke, chronic renal failure, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease. In addition to his research experience, Dr. Kumar has extensive teaching experience in internal medicine and neurology, including a current teaching position as a clinical assistant professor with the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Dr. Kumar is a Board-Certified Neurologist. He was also recognized in 2004, 2009, 2011, and 2013 as one of America's Top Physicians. He has been awarded the Dr. C. Mani Gold Medal in Social and Preventive Medicine for outstanding rural health service. Dr. Vishad Kumar is married to Pushpa Kumar and has two sons, Rahul and Ashish. Extracurricular Interests: Natural Photography Travelling Reading Professional Societies: American Academy of Neurology Tennessee Medical Association Tennessee Academy of Neurology American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin Clinical Research Studies: Multicenter, Double-blind, Randomized, Parallel-group, Monotherapy, Active-control Study to Determine the Efficacy and Safety of Daclizumab High Yield Process (DAC HYP) versus Avonex® (Interferon ß 1a) in Patients with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (2010) A Phase 3, Randomized, Rater- and Dose-Blinded Study Comparing Two Annual Cycles of Intravenous Low- and High-Dose Alemtuzumab to Three-Times Weekly Subcutaneous Interferon Beta-1a (Rebif®) in Patients with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Who Have Relapsed On Therapy (2010) A Randomized, Controlled, Open-Label Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Effect of Regularly Scheduled Neutralizing Antibody Testing on Treatment Patterns versus Usual Care in High-Dose Interferon Treated Subjects (2006) A Multicenter Open-Label Study to evaluate Different Dosage Regimens of Levodopa/DDC/Entacapone combination in Patients with Parkinson's Disease who start to experience End-Of-Dose "Wearing-Off" Symptoms Novartis CCOM998-1A04 Effects of LU 53439 and Deprenyl on the Metabolism of Phenyethlamine (PEA) to Phenylacetic Acid (PAA) by MOA-B in Primate Brain (1996) Role of Newer Antiepileptic Drugs in Patients of Intractable Epilepsy (1993) Role of Ancillary Drugs in Treatment of Patients with Parkinsonism (1992) Presentations: Kar AM, Kumar V, Verma M, Shankar K. Platelet biogenic amines and aggregation in Thrombotic Stroke. 9th Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Neurosciences. Lucknow, February 1990. Varma M, Kar AM, Nag D, Maheswari PK, Kumar V, Shankar K. Platelet norepinephrine efflux and aggregation in thrombotic stroke. 16th International Joint Conference on Stroke and Cerebral Circulation, San Francisco. Stroke. vol. 22:1, January 1991. Disorders & Treatments Carpal Tunnel Concussions General Neurology Headaches Leg Pain Neurophysiology Numbness Stroke Weakness Additional Areas of Expertise Botox Injections (Dystonia-Migraine-Spasticity) MS Deep Brain Stimulation Management Myasthenia Gravis Parkinsons disease Seizures Dementia Alzheimers Pseudotumor Cerebri Dystonia Spasticity Migraines "


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  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • Deep Brain Stimulator Programming
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Lucknow / King George Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • King George Medical University
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of Tennessee / Memphis / College Of Medicine & Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Lucknow University Gm and Ah
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Of Tenn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kumar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

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Dr. Kumar accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
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  • Cigna
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    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
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  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
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  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
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  • National Elevator
  • POMCO Group
  • Principal Life
  • Qualchoice
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  • Tricare
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Kumar has admitting privileges

Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis
6019 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN 38120
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Methodist North Hospital
3960 New Covington Pike
Memphis, TN 38128
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Methodist South Hospital
1300 Wesley Dr
Memphis, TN 38116
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Methodist University Hospital
1265 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
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