Varun Kshettry, MD
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Treatment & Services
- Balloon Compression for Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Cancer Center
- Endoscopic Brain Tumor Surgery
- Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
- Glycerol Injection for Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques
- Microsurgical Management of Cerebral Aneurysms
- Microvascular Decompression
- Microvascular Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
- Percutaneous and Endoscopic Interventions
- Pituitary Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Aneurysm, Cerebral
- Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
- Benign Brain Tumors
- Brain Aneurysms and Hemorrhage
- Carotid Artery Stenosis
- Carotid Body Tumor
- Cavernous Malformation
- Cavernous Sinus Tumors
- Cerebrovascular Disease
- Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease
- Clival Chordomas
- Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
- Geniculate Neuralgia
- Hemifacial Spasm
- Moya Moya Disease
- Pituitary Tumors
- Spinal AVM (arteriovenous malformation)
- Spinal Dural Fistula
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
- Vestibular Schwannomas
- Von Hippel-Lindau Disease (VHL)
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About Varun Kshettry, MD
Varun R. Kshettry, MD is a neurosurgeon specializing in Skull Base, Pituitary, Cerebrovascular Surgery, and Trigeminal Neuralgia. He is the Surgical Director for the Cleveland Clinic Trigeminal Neuralgia Program. He also is the Director for the Advanced Endoscopic & Microscopic Neurosurgery Laboratory. He is the Neurosurgery Department Quality Improvement Officer. He is Associate Program Director for the Neurosurgery Residency Program and an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Kshettry received his BA in philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University, Chicago. He completed his residency training at the Cleveland Clinic, during which, he performed a Research Fellowship in Skull base & Microsurgical Anatomy at Ohio State University. He then performed a Clinical Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Cranial Base & Pituitary Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University.
Dr. Kshettry has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and is an editor for a book on Endoscopic and Keyhole Cranial Surgery. He serves as an editor or reviewer for multiple neurosurgical journals. He is co-chair for the Committee on Value-Based Health Care for the North American Skull Base Society and Scientific Lead for the RAPID multi-center Pituitary Consortium. He serves as faculty director for the Cleveland Clinic Pituitary Tumor Board and is an investigator in several multi-center clinical trials.
Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical Education - Northwestern University
Chicago, IL USA
Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA
- Neurological Surgery
Skull Base/Pituitary, Cerebrovascular Surgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia
Awards & Honors
- Cleveland Magazine Top Doctors, Neurological Surgery, 2020, 2021, 2022
- Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, Cleveland Clinic Neurosurgery, 2022
- Outstanding Preceptor Recognition, CCLCM/Case Western Reserve University, 2020
- Teaching Excellence Award, Cleveland Clinic Graduate Medical Education, 2015
- Resident Teacher of the Year, Cleveland Clinic, 2015
- Annual Scholarship in Teaching Award, Case Western Reserve SOM, 2014
- Teaching Excellence Award, Cleveland Clinic Graduate Medical Education, 2013
- Resident Humanitarian of the Year, Cleveland Clinic Neurosurgery, 2012
- Chairman's Award, Cleveland Clinic Neurosurgery, 2011
- Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), Northwestern University, 2008
Research & Publications
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Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023
Dr K. Is an excellent, caring doctor. I would recommend him to all my family and friends
Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023
Dr. Kshettry is an awesome doctor and neurosurgeon!
Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023
Excellent experience with Dr. Kshettry and his team.
Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023
A great doctor.
Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023
Dr. Kshettry was amazing in every aspect.
Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022
Dr Kshetty was great too!
Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022
I had the best team of physicians!! *Dr. Woodard & *Dr. Godge (ENT), *Dr. Kshettry (Neuro.) & the anesthesiologist are 110%.
Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022
I felt very comfortable with this provider. I'll be scheduling surgery with him in the next year.
Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022
Dr. Kshettry is an excellent neurosurgeon.
Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022
Dr. Kshettry is an amazing person and surgeon.
Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022
Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022
Dr. Kshettry explained my issue and the upcoming surgery very clearly. He's very kind and easy to talk to.
Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022
Dr. Kshettry and his nurse Maria are wonderful.I am grateful to remain under his talented care.
Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022
*Dr. Kshettay was stellar.
Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022
My physicians & PAs were superior!!
Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022
We liked the Dr very much.
Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022
Dr. Kshettry is one the countrys best Neurosurgeons. He is an excellent Doctor!
Reviewed on May 27, 2022
Dr Kshettry was wonderful at explaining my options and detailed the proceedure. He gave me success rates and failure rates. Very helpful and I have complete trust in him.
Reviewed on May 27, 2022
I still prefer in-person care but the convenience of video is best for physician and patient I guess
Reviewed on May 12, 2022
Dr. Kshettry was excellent. He listened to my concerns, validated my feelings and thoroughly explained my condition. I felt very good leaving my appointment.