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Sudhakar Tummala, MD, MBA, FACNS

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Neuro-Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Director, Neurophysiology Lab, Department of Neuro-Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Unit Number: 431
Houston, TX 77030-4009
Room Number: FC7.3000

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2013 The University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, MBA, Business Administration
1993 Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna, India, MBBS, Medical School

Board Certifications

2016 American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
8/2014 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Epilepsy)
2012 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology)
2009 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neuromuscular Medicine)
2008 American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
2007 American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Neuro-Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2003-8/2009

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Clinical Neurophysiology (AACN)
Member, 2004-present
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
Member, 2002-present
American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)
Member, 2007-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Kamiya-Matsuoka C, Paker AM, Chi L, Youssef A, Tummala S, Loghin ME. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in cancer patients: a single institution retrospective study. J Neurooncol 128(1):75-84, 5/2016. e-Pub 2/22/2016. PMID: 26900076.
2. Alfaraj WA, Cachia D, Tummala S, Thomas SK, Manasanch EE. Severe peripheral neuropathy following carfilzomib, rituximab, and dexamethasone for initial treatment of Waldenström's macroglobulinemia. Ann Hematol 95(2):347-8, 1/2016. e-Pub 10/3/2015. PMID: 26432713.
3. Feyissa AM, Tummala S. Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring with Hoffmann reflex during thoracic spine surgery. J Clin Neurosci 22(6):990-4, 6/2015. e-Pub 3/11/2015. PMID: 25769258.
4. Mandel JJ, Tummala S, Woodman KH, Tremont-Lukats I. Delayed imaging abnormalities of neuro-invasive West Nile virus in cancer patients. J Neurol Sci 350(1-2):115-7, 3/2015. e-Pub 2/2015. PMID: 25702151.
5. Mella DB, Kamiya-Matsuoka C, Liao B, Tummala S, de Groot J. Recurrent encephaloclastic cyst induced by intraventricular topotecan. J Neurol Sci 349(1-2):52-3, 2/15/2015. e-Pub 12/24/2014. PMID: 25598491.
6. Maldaun MV, Khawja SN, Levine NB, Rao G, Lang FF, Weinberg JS, Tummala S, Cowles CE, Ferson D, Nguyen AT, Sawaya R, Suki D, Prabhu SS. Awake Craniotomy for Gliomas in a High-Field Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Suite: Analysis of 42 Cases. J Neurosurg 8(4):1-8, 10/2014. e-Pub 8/2014. PMID: 25105702.
7. Shahar T, Rozovski U, Marko NF, Tummala S, Ziu M, Weinberg JS, Rao G, Kumar VA, Sawaya R, Prabhu SS. Preoperative Imaging to Predict Intraoperative Changes in Tumor-to-Corticospinal Tract Distance: An Analysis of 45 Cases Using High-Field Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Neurosurgery 75(1):23-30, 7/2014. PMID: 24618800.
8. Shroff S, Shroff GS, Yust-Katz S, Olar A, Tummala S, Tremont-Lukats IW. The CT halo sign in invasive aspergillosis. Clin Case Rep 2(3):113-4, 6/2014. e-Pub 4/2014. PMCID: PMC4184607.
9. Feyissa AM, Tummala S. Unusual Case of Paroxysmal Sympathetic Hyperactivity in a Patient with Leukemia. Clin Neurophysiol 125(5):1069-71, 5/2014. e-Pub 10/2013. PMID: 24144780.
10. Liao B, Shroff S, Kamiya-Matsuoka C, Tummala S. Atypical Neurological Complications of Ipilimumab Therapy in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma. Neuro Oncol 16(4):589-93, 4/2014. e-Pub 1/2014. PMCID: PMC3956363.
11. Kamiya-Matsuoka C, Blas-Boria D, Williams MD, Garciarena P, Tummala S, Tremont-Lukats IW. N-type Calcium Channel Antibody-Mediated Paraneoplastic Limbic Encephalitis: A Diagnostic Challenge. J Neurol Sci 338(1-2):188-90, 3/15/2014. e-Pub 1/9/2014. PMID: 24462122.
12. Feyissa AM, Tummala S. Ifosfamide Related Encephalopathy: The Need for a Timely EEG Evaluation. J Neurol Sci 336(1-2):109-12, 1/15/2014. e-Pub 10/16/2013. PMID: 24209900.
13. Anderson M, Tummala S. Herpes Myelitis after Thoracic Spine Surgery. J Neurosurg Spine 18(5):519-23, 5/2013. PMID: 23452248.
14. Trinh VT, Fahim DK, Shah K, Tummala S, McCutcheon IE, Sawaya R, Suki D, Prabhu SS. Subcortical Injury is an Independent Predictor of Worsening Neurological Deficits Following Awake Craniotomy Procedures. Neurosurgery 72(2):160-9, 2/2013. PMID: 23147778.
15. Schapiro R, Ferson D, Prabhu SS, Tummula S, Wefel J, Rao G. A Technique for Mapping Cortical Areas Associated with Speech Arrest. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg(90):118-123, 2012.
16. Melguizo I, Gilbert M, Tummala S. Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Glioblastoma. J Neurooncol 104(1):371-3, 8/2011. e-Pub 11/2010. PMID: 21104295.
17. Bronstein Y, Tummala S, Rohren E. F-18 FDG PET/CT for Detection of Malignant Involvement of Peripheral Nerves: Case Series in Literature Review. Clinical Nucl Med 36(2):96-100, 2/2011. PMID: 21220969.
18. Hatiboglu MA, Weinberg JS, Suki D, Tummala S, Rao G, Sawaya R, Prabhu SS. Utilization of Intraoperative Motor Mapping in Glioma Surgery With High-Field Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 88(6):345-52, 2010. e-Pub 8/2010. PMID: 20733348.
19. Stubbelfield MD, Burstein HJ, Burton AW, Custodio CM, Deng GE, Ho M, Junck L, Morris GS, Paice JA, Tummala S, Von Roenn JH. NCCN Task Force Report: Management of Neuropathy in Cancer. J Natl Canc Netw 7(5):S1-S26, 9/2009. PMID: 19755042.
20. Gasco J, Tummala S, Mahajan NM, Weinberg JS, Prabhu SS. Simultaneous Use of Functional Tractography, Neuronavigation-Integrated Subcortical White Matter Stimulation and Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Glioma Surgery: Technical Note. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 87(6):395-8, 2009. e-Pub 11/2009. PMID: 19907203.

Abstracts

1. Tummala S, Pleitez MY, Dimachkie MM. Hyponatremia and recurrent weakness. Journal of Child Neurology:II-6, 20-27, 2003.
2. Grewal J, Kallio M, Tummala S, Puduvalli V. Two 19Q disorders in the same patient: 1P/19Q co-deleted oligodendroglioma and myotonic dystrophy type 1. Neuro-Oncology 9(4):546 (#z[S-21), 10/2007.
3. Hatiboglu MA, Weinberg JS, Suki D, Tummala S, Rao G, Sawaya R, Prabhu SS. Utilization of Intraoperative Motor Mapping in Glioma Surgery with High-Field Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 88(6):345-52, 2010. PMID: 20733348.
4. Tummala S, Paker AM, Hormozdi B, Forman A. Acute Onset Neuromuscular Junction Dysfunction associated with Statins. Proceedings from the Annual American Academy of Neurology, 2011.
5. Tummala S, Paker AM, Forman A, Sheikh K. Clinical Features of Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy in Cancer Patients who Received Stem Cell Transplant. Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, 2011.
6. Tummala S, Paker AM, Sheikh K, Forman A. Guillain-Barré Syndrome in Cancer patients undergoing therapy. Proceedings from the American Academy of Neurology, 2011.
7. Zohrevand P, Tummala S. Nonconvulsive Seizure in Post Stem Cell Transplant Patients. 64th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, 4/2012.
8. Trinh VT, Fahim DK, Shah K, Tummala S, McCutcheon IE, Sawaya R, Suki D, Prabhu SS. Subcortical Injury is an Independent Predictor of Worsening Neurological Deficits Following Awake Craniotomy Procedures. Neurosurgery. e-Pub 11/2012.
9. Rotta R, Prabhu S, Sawaya R, Levine N, Rao G, Vitela C, Tummala S. Preoperative NTMS Generated Motor and Language Maps: Feasibility and Outcome. 4th Quadrennial Meeting of World Federation of Neuro-Oncology and 2013 SNO Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 2013.
10. Rotta R, Sawaya R, Prabhu S, Levine N, Rao G, Tummala S, Vitela C. Preoperative NTMS Generated Motor Maps Correlate Well with Direct Cortical Stimulation-Initial Experience with 14 Patients. 10th Annual World Congess of Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics, SBMT, Baltimore, USA, 2013.
11. Liao B, Shroff S, Kamiya-Matsuoka C, Tummala S. Atypical Neurological Complications of Ipilimumab Therapy in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma. 66th American Academy of Neurology, 4/2014.
12. Stosic M, Tummala S. Delayed Diagnosis of Brachial Plexus Neurolymphomatosis in Post-transplant Patient with Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma. 66th American Academy of Neurology, 4/2014.
13. Yassin A, Tummala S. HHV6 Encephalitis Complicating Post Stem Cell Transplantation Course: A Case Series of Five Leukemic Patients. 66th American Academy of Neurology, 4/2014.
14. Feyissa A, Smith R, Tummala S. Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring With Hoffman Reflex during Thoracic Spine Surgery: A Lesson from a Series of 18 Patients. 66th American Academy of Neurology, 4/2014.
15. Rotta R, Sawaya R, Levine N, Rao G, Tummala S. Multimodality Monitoring in Glioma Surgery: Now and Future. Pos Graduacao Hospital Sirio Libanes de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2014.
16. Rotta R, Tummala S, Prabhu S, Sawaya R, Levine N, Rao G, Vitela C. Preoperative NTMS Generated Motor and Language Maps: Feasibility and Outcome. 82nd AANS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2014.
17. Rotta R, Tummala S. Prabhu S, Sawaya R, Levine N, Rao G, Suki D, Weinberg J, Lang F. Speech Maps Generated by NTMS and Correlation with Direct Intraoperative Electrical Stimulation. 19th Annual Scientific Meeting and Education Day of the Society for Neuro-Oncology, SNO, Miami, FL, 2014.
18. Rotta R, Tummala S, Prabhu S, Sawaya R, Levine N, Rao G, Suki D, Weinberg J, Lang F. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Improves Preoperative Functional Brain Language Mapping and Extent of Resection in Gliomas. XXX Congresso Brasileiro de Neurocirurgia-SBN, Curitiba-Brazil, 2014.
19. Rotta R, Tummala S, Prabhu S, Sawaya R, Levine N, Rao G, Suki D, Weinberg J, Lang F. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Improves Preoperative Functional Mapping and Extent of Resection in Gliomas. XXX Congresso Brasileriro de Neurocirurgia-SBN, Curitiba, Brazil, 2014.
20. Moghimi N, Tummala, S. Myositis and Myasthenia in Cancer Patient. Presented at Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, New Orleans, LA, September 14 - 17, 2016, 9/2016.
21. Hasan H, Harrison R, Tummala S. Parsonage–Turner Syndrome In Acute Immediate Post-Transplant Case. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, New Orleans, LA, September 14 - 17, 2016, 9/2016.
22. Daher A, Tummala S. The perils of intrathecal chemotherapy: A tale of two patients. Proceedings In: Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology, Scottsdale AZ, 11/17-11/20/2016, 11/2016.

Book Chapters

1. Toale KM, Brock PA, Tummala S. Neurological Emergencies Chapter. In: Oncologic Emergencies. Springer Science, 2016.
2. Tremont I, Tummala S. Oncological Emergencies of the Central Nervous System. In: Oncology Emergency Medicine Principles and Practice, 2016.
3. Sapire KJ, Tummala S. Monitoring and Positioning of the Neurosurgical Patient. In: NeuRecipes: The MD Anderson Cancer Center Guide to Anesthesia for Neurosurgical Cases. 1. Ed(s) Srejic U, DeMonte F. Author House: Indiana, 2008.
4. Tummala S, Groves M, Randolph W. Clinical Presentation of Brain Tumors. In: Saunders Manual of Neurological Practice. 18, 2. Ed(s) Evans. Saunders, 268-271, 2003.
5. Tummala S, Groves M, Randolph W. Neurological Complications of Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy. In: Saunders Manual of Neurological Practice. 18, 2. Ed(s) Evans. Saunders, 317-321, 2003.

Last updated: 9/8/2016