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Dr. Ravi Shankar




19+ Years of Experience



About Doctor

Dr. Ravi Shankar is a renowned Neurosurgeon with over 19 years of experience.

He is currently the Director of Neurosurgery at Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon. In his final year at VIMSAR, Dr. Ravi Shankar won the university's gold medal. After that, he attended GSVM Medical College in Kanpur, where he graduated at the top of his class and achieved recognition at the UPASICON conference.

His thesis work in DNACON earned him a silver medal and a spot on the shortlist for the Best Paper Award at the G.B. Pant Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research (GIPMER), New Delhi, where he completed his basic neurosurgical training. He sought out advanced education in Neurosurgery, and he received it in Mumbai, Helsinki, and Sapporo. As Professor (Asst. ), Neurosurgery at Safdarjung Hospital & Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, New Delhi & Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospital, Lucknow, he performed groundbreaking procedures like high-flow EC-IC bypass and epilepsy surgeries to hone his expertise. Dr. Shankar has returned from Helsinki, Finland, where he completed a Fellowship in cerebrovascular and microneurosurgery.

Over the course of his 19-year neurosurgical career, he has won a number of awards. He has also given talks at numerous domestic and foreign conferences. 

Medical Qualifications

  • MBBS from V.S.S. Institute of Medical Science & Research, Sambalpur in 2002
  • MS in general surgery from G.S.V.M. Medical College, Kanpur, in 2006
  • MCh from G.B. Pant Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research (GIPMER), New Delhi, in 2011

Clinical Expertise

Special Interest

  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery (Open & Endovascular)
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery

All Treatments

  • Brain tumors.
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Autism – Stem Cell Treatment
  • Blood Clot Brain Surgery
  • Brain Hemorrhage Treatment
  • Brain Tumour Surgery
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Cerebral Angioplasty
  • Cerebral Palsy – Stem Cell Treatment
  • Chronic Cerebro Spinal Venous Insufficiency Treatment
  • Corpus Callosotomy
  • Cranioplasty
  • Craniotomy Surgery
  • CyberKnife Treatment
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Endovascular Coiling
  • Gamma Knife for AVM or Brain Tumor
  • Gliomas Treatment
  • Headache
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak.
  • Chronic pain in your back or neck.
  • Congenital brain conditions, such as Chiari malformations and arachnoid cysts.
  • Congenital spinal column conditions, such as spina bifida and tethered spinal cord.
  • Essential tremor.
  • Herniated disks.
  • Hydrocephalus.
  • Intracranial aneurysms.
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS).
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Pinched nerves.
  • Sciatica.
  • Seizure disorders, such as epilepsy.
  • Spinal bone spurs (osteophytes).
  • Spinal stenosis.
  • Spinal fractures.
  • Spinal tumors.
  • Spinal deformities, such as scoliosis and spondylolisthesis.
  • Traumatic head, brain, neck, or spine injuries.

Professional Work Experience

  • The Safdarjung Hospital and the Vardhman Mahavir Medical College in New Delhi both counted him as an associate professor.
  • His current place of employment is at Medanta - The Medicity in Gurgaon. 

Career Highlights

  • For more than 19 years, Dr. Ravi Shankar has been in practice as a highly regarded neurosurgeon.
  • The management of head and spine trauma, aneurysms, blocked arteries, chronic low-back pain, peripheral nerve issues, etc. are all areas in which he excels. He is also an expert in endovascular and open cerebrovascular neurosurgery, skull base surgery, endoscopic and minimally invasive neurosurgery.

Research and Fellowships

  • Neurological Society of India, 
  • Delhi Neurological Association, 
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 
  • Walter Dandy Society, 
  • Cerebrovascular Society of India, 
  • Neurotrauma Society of India, 
  • Skull Base Surgery Society of India, 
  • Bombay Neurological Association, 
  • Neurological Surgeons Society of India. 

Awards and Recoginition

  • There are over sixty publications at both the national and international levels to his name, and he is frequently asked to speak at conferences, CMEs, and scientific gatherings all over the world on the topic of neurological disorders.
  •  Dr. Shankar has performed over 5,000 procedures with excellent outcomes and few complications.

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