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Raj Shrivastava

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Otolaryngology
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  • Neurological Surgery


  • 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


    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 has also been active in the North American Skull Base Society where he has worked on the Scientific Advisory Board.  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.


  • 2012 - 2013
    Castle Connolly Top Doctors
    Castle Connolly

  • 2011 - 2013
    US News and World Report Selected Top Doctor-Neurosurgery

  • 2009 - 2013
    Compassionate Physician Award - National Award
    Patient's Choice - Vital Health Care Group

  • 2009 - 2013
    America's Top Surgeon Award
    Consumer Research Council of America

  • 2008 - 2013
    Patient's Choice Award - National Award
    Patient's Choice - Vital Health Care Group

  • 2001 - 2001
    American Association of Neurosurgeons (AANS) Vesalius Award - First Presentation


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).

Industry Relationships

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Dr. Shrivastava did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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