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

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

106 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 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 Mar 31, 2021

    The best ever!

  • Reviewed on Mar 27, 2021

    Explained fairly well. Able to include family on phone to listen to test results.

  • Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

    He was very educated.

  • Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

    excellent

  • Reviewed on Mar 04, 2021

    Dr. Slivka listens & explains every question. Best dr. I've went to in a long time!

  • Reviewed on Feb 09, 2021

    Dr. Slivka has followed since my basilar artery stroke on 2005 and I have complete confidence in his care.

  • Reviewed on Jan 24, 2021

    All positive. He is a great doctor, listens, communicates well and doesn't talk down to me. He seems genuinely concerned with me as his patient and goes the extra mile to make sure he answers all of my questions and addresses all of my concerns. One of the best docs I have seen in my 79 years.

  • Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

    Very professional.

  • Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

    Good.

  • Reviewed on Nov 22, 2020

    He was not in there very long. But he was pleasant and knew what he was doing.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Slivka has reported no relationships with companies or entities.