Dr. U. Kumar Kakarla


MD, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

BS, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Residencies and Fellowships

General Surgery Internship, Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, AZ

Neurosurgery Residency, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ

Fellowship, Complex Spinal Surgery – Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ

Fellowship, Spinal Trauma – Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ

Fellowship, Pediatric and Adult Spinal Deformity – Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, FL

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Areas of Interest

Pediatric and Adult Scoliosis, Spinal Deformities, Spinal Tumors, Complex and Revision Spine Surgery, Spinal Trauma, Tethered Spinal Cord, Cervical Thoracic and Lumbar Disc

Dr. Kakarla's Philosophy

"I love what I do because I get to interact with people from all ages and all paths of life. At the end of the day, I’m rewarded with the feeling that I have helped somebody and improved their quality of life."


AOA Medical Honors Society

Neurosurgery Resident Teacher of the Year 2015

Scoliosis Research Society Candidate Member

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Fax: (602) 406-3493

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