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 Certification

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

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.

97 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 Nov 13, 2021

    Very professional & informative

  • Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

    Care provider was not rushed and carefully explained prognosis.

  • Reviewed on Nov 03, 2021

    Very attentive.

  • Reviewed on Nov 02, 2021

    Everything was great!

  • Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

    Very good to look at problems and how to address in future and what needs may be.

  • Reviewed on Oct 06, 2021

    The dr took his time with us knew my background and told us stuff no other doctor has told us

  • Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

    Doctor answered all my questions and did not rush.

  • Reviewed on Sep 02, 2021

    He is very patient & kind.

  • Reviewed on Sep 02, 2021

    Dr. Slivka was very thorough, patient and kind. His manner is excellent and sets the patient at ease. He listens well and explains well. I have the utmost respect and faith in his ability and expertise to care for me and my condition. That is why I chose him.

  • Reviewed on Aug 22, 2021

    Dr. Slivka is always thorough, concerned, on time, and listens well.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Slivka has reported no relationships with companies or entities.