About Me

I try to provide the best medical care possible to all my patients. I listen to patients and respond to their wishes and concerns in developing a treatment plan.

I specialize in stroke treatment. I became interested in stroke treatment as an intern when I mentored with a stroke neurologist. I’m also interested in the genetic and hereditary aspects of stroke.

I’m involved in a number of clinical trials that relate to stroke treatment and secondary prevention of stroke.

My favorite part about working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the intellectual stimulation of my colleagues.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, reading and watching movies.
Highlights
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014
  • Involved in genesis of stroke treatment in Columbus
  • Recipient of multiple teaching awards
  • Principal investigator on multiple pivotal clinical trials
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2015–2019
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Intracranial Arterial Diseases
  • Leukomalacia, Periventricular
  • Sneddon Syndrome
  • Vascular Headaches
  • Dementia, Vascular
  • Basal Ganglia Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cerebral Small Vessel Diseases
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Carotid Artery Diseases
  • Cerebrovascular Trauma
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection
  • Amnesia, Transient Global
  • Vasospasm, Intracranial
  • Brain Ischemia
  • Susac Syndrome
  • Vasculitis, Central Nervous System
  • MELAS Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Intracranial Hemorrhages

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
MD
7/1/1977 - 6/30/1980

Internship

U. of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

6/1/1980 - 6/1/1981

Residency

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/1981 - 6/30/1984

Fellowship

New York Hospital-Cornell Med Centr, New York, NY

7/1/1984 - 7/1/1987

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)
11/30/1985

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Vascular Neurology)
5/9/2005

Academic Information

My Department

Neurology

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

283 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 05, 2020

    Dr. was great - he listened to my symptoms. He was extremely knowledgeable with my problem in general textbook information which he expressed in a manner that was easily understood. I learned much new information.

  • Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

    Excellent, explained my condition thoroughly.

  • Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

    Dr. Slivka is very kind & listened to all my concerns. He took all the time needed to answer my concerns. Dr. Slivka even called me back when I had a question - same day, that I forgot to ask while there. He is a very good doctor. I feel lucky to be able to see him.

  • Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

    Great.

  • Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

    patient very good listener

  • Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

    Everything went alright.

  • Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

    ok

  • Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

    All good.

  • Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on May 07, 2020

    All good.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Slivka has reported no relationships with companies or entities.