Vivek Kanumuri, MD is a resident physician in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Harvard Medical School/Massachussetts Eye and Ear. 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 Lee (Harvard/MEEI) 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 the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He also has clinical interests in and has published extensively on endoscopic skull base surgery and sinonasal malignancies.