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,” 2015–2018
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Neurology
  • 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
  • Dementia, Vascular
  • Basal Ganglia Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cerebral Small Vessel Diseases
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Leukomalacia, Periventricular
  • Sneddon Syndrome
  • Vascular Headaches
  • Stroke
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Intracranial Hemorrhages

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

MD
Ohio State University College of Medicine
6/30/1980

Residency

Neurology
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/1981 - 6/30/1984

Fellowship

Cerebro Vascular Disease
New York Hospital-Cornell Med Centr
7/1/1984 - 7/1/1987

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My Background

Board Certifications

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

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

My Department

Neurology

Reviews

157 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.7
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.7
  • Knows My Medical History 4.5
  • Shows Respect 4.8
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2018

he was good with his explanation

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

All good.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

Very good.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018

Dr. Slivka explained answers to our questions very well and listened to our concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 08, 2018

He was very easy to ask questions and very clear

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

They were great.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018

Dr. Slivka is always courteous and thorough. He asks if there has been any new symptoms and he always checks my eyes, coordination leg and arm strength. I think Dr. Slivka is an excellent health care provider. He also checks to see if I can feel him touching me on different parts of my body. He is very thorough during my check ups. If I leave a message on the answering service, Dr. Slivka always calls me & answers it himself.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018

He took his time with us and listened. He has followed up with me since I started a new medicine.

Reviewed on Jun 02, 2018

all good

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

Dr was easy to understand. He explained everything so we could understand the problem.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Slivka has reported no relationships with companies or entities.