Vikram Chakravarthy

Vikram Chakravarthy, MD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Accepting new patients

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As a neurosurgeon and spine oncologist, I specialize in the resection of primary and metastatic tumors of the vertebral column, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. I obtained my medical degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine and completed my neurosurgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic, where I also completed a combined orthopedic/neurosurgery fellowship in complex spine and deformity. I then completed a second fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in neurosurgical (spine) oncology.

My areas of focus and expertise include primary and metastatic malignant spine tumors, benign spine tumors (schwannoma, meningioma, neurofibroma), intramedullary spinal cord tumors (ependymoma, astrocytoma), benign and malignant primary bone tumors, chordomas and chondrosarcomas of the spine and sacrum, paraspinal tumors, and peripheral nerve tumors.

I am passionate about continuing to expand the spine oncology program here at the OSUCCC – James with the goal of becoming the top destination for complex oncologic care. It is a privilege to collaborate with such a committed and multidisciplinary team with expertise from radiation oncology, interventional radiology, medical oncology, palliative care and psychiatry. Everyone at The James provides cutting-edge patient care while also maintaining a compassionate, supportive environment that empowers patients to continue living life with a positive attitude. I find great satisfaction in finding avenues to improve quality of life no matter the circumstances.?
  • Charles Kuntz Scholar Award, AANS/CNS Spine Section, 2022
  • World Neurosurgery Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Section Editor
  • Operative Neurosurgery Reviewer
  • Neurosurgery Reviewer
  • Resident Teacher of the Year Award, Cleveland Clinic Department of Neurosurgery, 2021
  • HSA Quality and Patient Safety Officer, Cleveland Clinic GME Council, 2020-2021
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Resident Committee Member, 2019-2021
  • Member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, AO Spine

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Lipoma
  • Meningioma
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Hemangioma
  • Neurosurgery

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Missouri at Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
8/18/2008 - 5/30/2014


Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus, Loma Linda, CA
7/1/2014 - 7/1/2017


Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
7/1/2017 - 6/30/2020


Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
7/1/2020 - 6/30/2021


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
7/1/2021 - 6/30/2022

Academic Information

My Department

Neurological Surgery

My Division

Neurological Surgery

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/29/2023, Dr. Chakravarthy has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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