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Vivek Kanumuri, M.D.

Vivek Kanumuri portrait

Dr. Vivek Kanumuri is a resident-physician in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery at the Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School. Originally from Edison, New Jersey, he graduated from Rutgers University - New Jersey Medical School in 2014 with a medical degree and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. During his time in medical school he also completed a prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship where he worked on multiphoton imaging and optical manipulation of epileptic circuits under the mentorship of Dr. Rafael Yuste at Columbia University.

He is currently working in the Auditory Brain Implant Lab with Dr. Daniel J. Lee, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School, on the development of optical neuro-prosthetics for stimulation of the auditory system as part of the T32 grant in the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories at Mass. Eye and Ear. He also has clinical interests and has published extensively on endoscopic skull base surgery and sinonasal malignancies.

For more information on Dr. Kanumuri, check out his Harvard Scholar website and Google Scholar page.


Undergraduate School
The College of New Jersey (Biology)

Medical School
Rutgers University - New Jersey Medical School

FOCUS Project
Development of optical neuro-prosthetics for stimulation of the auditory system


Endoscopic graduated multiangle, multicorridor resection of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: An individualized, tailored, multicorridor skull base approach. Liu JK, Husain Q, Kanumuri V, Khan MN, Mendelson ZS, Eloy JA. J Neurosurg. 2016 May. 124(5):1328-38.

Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery of Rathke's cleft cyst. Mendelson ZS, Husain Q, Kanumuri VV, Eloy JA, Liu JK. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Jan. 22(1):149-54.

Transillumination-guided endoscopic endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy: Approach to revision cases and challenging anatomy. Vazquez A, Blake DM, Kanumuri VV, Langer PD, Eloy JA. Am J Otolaryngol. 2014 May 4.
PubMed PMID: 24910187.

Demographics and survival trends of sinonasal adenocarcinoma from 1973 to 2009. D'Aguillo CM, Kanumuri VV, Khan MN, Sanghvi S, Patel NR, Baredes S, Eloy JA. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2014 May 21.
PubMed PMID: 24850785.

Do AAO-HNSF CORE grants predict future NIH funding success? Eloy JA, Svider PF, Kanumuri VV, Folbe AJ, Setzen M, Baredes S. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 May 20. 151(2):246-252.
PubMed PMID: 24847049.

Endoscopic endonasal resection of sinonasal and anterior skull base schwannomas. Blake DM, Husain Q, Kanumuri VV, Svider PF, Eloy JA, Liu JK. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Aug. 21(8):1419-23.
PubMed PMID: 24810934.

Modified subtotal-Lothrop procedure for extended frontal sinus and anterior skull-base access: A case series. Eloy JA, Mady LJ, Kanumuri VV, Svider PF, Liu JK. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2014 Jun. 4(6):517-21.
PubMed PMID: 24500861.

Laryngeal chondrosarcoma: A population-based analysis. Dubal PM, Svider PF, Kanumuri VV, Patel AA, Baredes S, Eloy JA. Laryngoscope. 2014 Aug. 124(8):1877-81.
PubMed PMID: 24474667.

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the sinonasal tract: analysis of survival in 852 cases. Kanumuri VV, Khan MN, Vazquez A, Govindaraj S, Baredes S, Eloy JA. Am J Otolaryngol. 2014 Mar-Apr. 35(2):154-8.
PubMed PMID: 24209993.

Sinonasal melanoma: Survival and prognostic implications based on site of involvement. Khan MN, Kanumuri VV, Raikundalia MD, Vazquez A, Govindaraj S, Baredes S, Eloy JA. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2014 Feb. 4(2):151-5.
PubMed PMID: 24190249.

Clival keloid after nasopharyngeal radium irradiation masquerading as skull base malignancy. Kanumuri VV, Raikundalia MD, Khan MN, Husain Q, Vasquez A, Eloy JA. Laryngoscope. 2014 Aug. 124(8):1767-70.
PubMed PMID: 24114626.

Idiopathic granulomatous hypophysitis presenting as pituitary apoplexy. Husain Q, Zouzias A, Kanumuri VV, Eloy JA, Liu JK. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Mar. 21(3):510-2.
PubMed PMID: 24071055.

Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: A systematic review and comparison of endoscopic, endoscopic-assisted, and open resection in 1047 cases. Boghani Z, Husain Q, Kanumuri VV, Khan MN, Sangvhi S, Liu JK, Eloy JA. Laryngoscope. 2013 Apr. 123(4):859-69.
PubMed PMID: 23483486.

Sinonasal adenoid cystic carcinoma: Systematic review of survival and treatment strategies. Husain Q, Kanumuri VV, Svider PF, Radvansky BM, Boghani Z, Liu JK, Eloy JA. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Jan. 148(1):29-39.
PubMed PMID: 23064210.

Neurofilaments form a highly stable stationary cytoskeleton after reaching a critical level in axons. Yuan A, Sasaki T, Rao MV, Kumar A, Kanumuri V, Dunlop DS, Liem RK, Nixon RA.
J Neurosci. 2009 Sep 9. 29(36):11316-29.