Shivani Pahwa, MD

  • Director of Spine Neurointerventional Services, Department of Radiology

Conditions

  • Acute stroke
  • Cerebral aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Vertebrobasilar insufficiency
    • Venous sinus thrombosis
    • Cavernous-carotid fistula
    • Dural arteriovenous fistula
    • Spinal arteriovenous fistula or malformation
    • Intracranial hemorrhage
    • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
    • Cavernous malformation
    • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
    • Cerebrospinal fluid leak
    • Osteoporosis
    • Spine metastases

Procedures Performed

  • Cerebral angiography
  • Spinal angiography
  • Mechanical thrombectomy for stroke
  • Aneurysm embolization and flow diversion
  • Intracranial stent placement
    • Carotid stent placement
    • Embolization with particles and liquid embolic agents
    • Intra-arterial chemotherapy
    • Spine biopsy
    • Vertebroplasty
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Ablation procedures for spine metastases

About

Personal Statment

I decided that I wanted to treat cerebrovascular diseases when I saw my grandfather suffer from a stroke causing him a lot of disability and difficulty for his caretakers in the family. Later in my residency, I saw a young mother die from an aneurysm that had bled and she couldn't get care on time. In my fellowship, I saw first hand how patients similar to my grandfather and people with even more complex disorders of the blood vessels of the brain and spine can be treated successfully and have a very good chance at living a productive life, thanks to the rapid advancements in neurointerventional surgery over the last two decades. I believe in compassionate and direct care for my patients. I believe that the patients should be equal partners in their care and deserve to be made aware of all the options available to them. With the best available expertise from me and my team, our patients can be confident of choosing the safest and the best treatment plan.

In my free time, I like to cook, travel, dance and listen to music.

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Neuro-interventional Surgery
  • Awards

    RSNA Trainee Research award (2016)

    RSNA Roentgen Fellow Research award (2018)

  • Awards

    RSNA Trainee Research award (2016)

    RSNA Roentgen Fellow Research award (2018)

Training & Education

Degree

Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

Residency

Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Fellowship

MRI Research, Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Diagnostic Neuroradiology, Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Nuclear Medicine, Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Neurointerventional Surgery, Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio

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