Raj Shrivastava, MD
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Otolaryngology
Research Topics:Brain, Brain Imaging, Clinical Genomics, Computer Simulation, Neural Networks, Neuroscience, Pituitary, Systems Neuroscience
Dr. Shrivastava specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skull base tumors, meningiomas, and pituitary tumors. He has sub-specialty fellowship training in complex skull base surgery that entails the use of minimally invasive technologies. These consist of endoscopic, 3D and stereotactic navigation in order to safely remove difficult and "hard-to-reach" brain tumors. He has been active in the advancement and development of these technologies through clinical research which has resulted in several national peer-reviewed publications and awards. Dr. Shrivastava lectures nationally and internationally where he has been invited as a guest Professor and Lecturer. He is an NIH-funded researcher who has been studying the use of Ultra-High Field 7T MRI mapping of skull base tumors to improve patient outcome and safety. He has been appointed to the Editorial Board of Neurosurgery Journals in the sub-specialty area of skull base and endoscopic surgery. Most importantly, however, Dr. Shrivastava believes that patient-centered care, good clinical outcome and personalized treatment comes first, this will always be the first priority.
- 3D Simulation
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Acoustic Neuroma Removal
- Brain Tumor And Brain Cancer
- Brain, Spine Tumors
- Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
- Chiari Malformation
- Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery
- Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
- Hemifacial Spasm
- Pituitary Adenoma
- Pituitary Apoplexy
- Pituitary Diseases
- Sinus Cancer
- Skull Base Tumor/Cancer
- Skull Base Tumors
- Spinal Cord Tumors
- Spontaneous Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
BS, MS, Stanford University
MD, University of Pennsylvania
Internship, Surgery (General), Mount Sinai Hospital
Residency, Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship, Skull Base Surgery, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
New York Magazine Best Doctors
Castle Connolly Top Doctors
US News and World Report Selected Top Doctor-Neurosurgery
Compassionate Physician Award - National Award
America's Top Surgeon Award
Patient's Choice Award - National Award
American Association of Neurosurgeons (AANS) Vesalius Award - First Presentation
Ultra-High Field Tumor Mapping
Our Research Group is an NIH funded program developing newer techniques to accurately map tumors and anatomy using ultra-high field 7T MRI. This will allow for more precise and targeted surgical resections-ultimately for better patient outcome
Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Our group focuses on the clinical implementation of stereotactic and 3D navigation for minimally invasive skull base and pituitary tumor surgery. We are researching unique visual-evoked-potential (VEP) neuro-physiological monitoring to monitor visual pathways during neurosurgical tumor surgery to provide for improved clinical outcome.
Tabaee A, Kamat A, Shrivastava R, Buchbinder D. Surgical management of pneumosinus dilatans frontalis in the setting of chronic rhinosinusitis and type III frontal Cell. The Journal of craniofacial surgery 2012 Jan; 23(1).
Shrivastava RK, Arginteanu MS, King WA, Post KD. Giant prolactinomas: clinical management and long-term follow up. Journal of neurosurgery 2002 Aug; 97(2).
Sen C, Triana AI, Berglind N, Godbold J, Shrivastava RK. Clival chordomas: clinical management, results, and complications in 71 patients. Journal of neurosurgery 2010 Nov; 113(5).
Shrivastava RK, Sen C, Costantino P. Surgical approaches to the craniocervical junction for the resection of chordomas. Clinical neurosurgery 2005; 52.
Shrivastava RK, Epstein FJ, Perin NI, Post KD, Jallo GI. Intramedullary spinal cord tumors in patients older than 50 years of age: management and outcome analysis. Journal of neurosurgery. Spine 2005 Mar; 2(3).
Sen C, Shrivastava R, Anwar S, Triana A. Lateral transcondylar approach for tumors at the anterior aspect of the craniovertebral junction. Neurosurgery 2010 Mar; 66(3 Suppl).
Gologorsky Y, Shrivastava RK, Panov F, Mascitelli J, Signore AD, Govindaraj S, Smethurst M, Bronster DJ. Primary intraosseous cavernous hemangioma of the clivus: case report and review of the literature. Journal of neurological surgery reports 2013 Jun; 74(1).