Vivek Deshmukh, MD, FACS, FAANS

503-935-8500
Areas of Focus: 
Cerebrovascular Disease, including Aneurysms & AVM
Aneurysm Embolization
Carotid Artery Stenosis
Brain Tumor
Trigeminal Neuralgia

About Me

Dr. Deshmukh is the Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Providence Brain and Spine Institute.

Dr. Deshmukh received his Doctorate of Medicine with Highest Honors from the University of Florida in 1998 and was president of his medical school Honor Society. After completing fellowships at the Barrow Neurological Institute, including advanced work in Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Dr. Deshmukh became the Director of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He was recognized with a commendation on the United States Senate Floor by the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for his neurosurgical contribution during his time at GW University.

In September of 2010, Dr. Deshmukh and his family moved to Portland, Oregon. He is currently the Director of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery at the Providence Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Deshmukh has over a 100 publications, oral presentations and abstract presentations. His presentations and publications include work in the surgical and endovascular management of intracranial aneurysms, vascular malformations of the central nervous system, minimally invasive approaches for skull base tumors, innovative surgical approaches to lesions of the brainstem previously deemed inoperable, among others. He is a principal investigator in multiple NIH and industry sponsored clinic trials evaluating cutting edge techniques in neurosurgery.

With his training and extensive experience, Dr.Deshmukh treats the most complex neurosurgical cases and has been instrumental in developing a nationally recognized center of excellence in cerebrovascular neurosurgery at PBSI.

Dr. Deshmukh has been recognized as one of America’s top doctors by Castle Connolly and one of the top doctors in the Portland Metro area.

My Work

Office Locations: 
Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Specialties: 
Areas of Focus: 
Cerebrovascular Disease, including Aneurysms & AVM
Aneurysm Embolization
Carotid Artery Stenosis
Brain Tumor
Trigeminal Neuralgia

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
Neurosurgery
Education & Training: 
  • Fellowship, Endovascular, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 2006
  • Fellowship, Cerebrovascular/Skull-base, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 2005
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 2005
  • Fellowship, Spine, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 2003
  • Internship, General Surgery, Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, Phoenix, AZ, 1999
  • MD, Academic and Research Honors, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1998
  • BS, Biochemistry, Highest Honors, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1994
Honors: 
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2016, 2018
  • Dean’s List, University of Florida, 1990 - 1994
  • Graduation with Highest Honors, University of Florida, 1994
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, 1994
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, 1994
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Junior Inductee, 1997
  • President, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1997 - 1998
  • Alumni Affairs Scholarship for Academic Excellence, 1997
  • Graduation with Academic Honors, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1998
  • Graduation with Research Honors, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1998
  • Lyerly Award for Excellence in Neurosurgery, U. of Florida COM, 1998
  • Baldridge Physician of the Month, George Washington U. Hospital, 2007
  • Nominee, Baldridge Physician of the Year, GW University Hospital, 2008
  • United States 110th Congressional Record: Recognized by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for Neurosurgical Contribution, September 2007
Publications: 
  • Lateral inferior cerebellar peduncle approach to dorsolateral medullary cavernous malformation: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24972129
Other Activities: 
  • Senior Member, Society of NeuroInterventional Surgeons, 2009
  • Member, Trigeminal Neuralgia Association, 2009
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 2009 - Present
  • Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 2009 - Present

News

Providence stroke team the fastest in the U.S.

The old saying when it comes to treating strokes is “Time is brain.” And the neurosurgeons at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center are the fastest in the U.S.

In June and July, the stroke team led by Dr. Vivek Deshmukh achieved the quickest average blood clot removal time in the country. It took the team an average of 24 minutes to insert a catheter into a patient’s groin and remove a blood clot in the brain to restore blood flow.

Testimonials

Dr. Deshmukh is an outstanding neurosurgeon and scholar not mention a wonderful person.