Dr. Ravi Shivashankar is a neurointerventional surgeon and neuroradiologist with over 17 years of experience. He completed medical school and a radiology residency in India. He then practiced as a neuroradiologist and neurointerventionalist at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in India. Upon relocation to the U.S., he completed fellowships in both diagnostic neuroradiology and endovascular neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. Dr. Shivashankar than went on to complete an additional fellowship in endovascular neuroradiology from the University of Maryland Medical Center. Subsequent to this, he worked as a clinical instructor in the Division of Interventional Neuroradiology at University of Maryland Medical School. He practices at Aventura Medical Center, Kendall Regional Medical Center and Westside Regional Medical Center. He has extensive training in the field of neuroimaging and interventional neuroradiology. As a fellowship-trained neurointerventionalist and neuroradiologist, Dr. Shivashankar is highly skilled in image interpretation and treatment of cerebral aneurysms, endovascular treatment of acute stroke, endovascular treatment of complex brain vascular malformations and brain vascular injuries and abnormalities of the head, neck and spine. He also specializes in minimally invasive percutaneous image guided treatment for pain, including treatment of vertebral compression fractures, facet joint blocks, nerve block steroid injections and biopsies.