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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Dr. Kumar's Experience
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Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Neurology
Board certified in Neurology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Kumar's Board Certifications
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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Vascular Disease
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Difficulty With Walking
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Low Back Pain
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Restless Leg Syndrome
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Visual Field Defects
Deep Brain Stimulator Programming
Nerve Block, Somatic
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Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
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
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
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We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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