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Department Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.636.0007
Desk:
216.636.0007
Fax:
216.444.0924
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Balloon Compression for Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Cancer Center
  • Craniotomy
  • Endoscopic Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Glycerol Injection for Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Microsurgery
  • Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Microsurgical Management of Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Percutaneous and Endoscopic Interventions
  • Pituitary Surgery
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm, Cerebral
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Benign Brain Tumors
  • Brain Aneurysms and Hemorrhage
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Body Tumor
  • Cavernoma
  • Cavernous Malformation
  • Cavernous Sinus Tumors
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease
  • Chordomas
  • Clival Chordomas
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Ependymomas
  • Geniculate Neuralgia
  • Hemangioblastomas
  • Hemangiomas
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Meningioma
  • Meningocele
  • Moya Moya Disease
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Schwannoma
  • Spinal AVM (arteriovenous malformation)
  • Spinal Dural Fistula
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Vestibular Schwannomas
  • Von Hippel-Lindau Disease (VHL)
View all 32 Specialties +
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Biography

About Varun Kshettry, MD

Varun R. Kshettry, MD is a neurosurgeon specializing in Skull Base, Pituitary, Cerebrovascular Surgery, and Trigeminal Neuralgia. He is the Director for the Advanced Endoscopic & Microscopic Neurosurgery Laboratory. He is an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and serves on the Case Western Reserve University Faculty Council.

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 100 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 serves on the Committee on Value-Based Health Care for the North American Skull Base Society. 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 & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2016

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Neurosurgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
2016

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Neurosurgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2015

Medical Education - Northwestern University
Chicago, IL USA
2008

Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA
2004

Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Specialty Interests

Skull Base/Pituitary, Cerebrovascular Surgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia

Awards & Honors

  • 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

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 9/11/2021, Dr. Kshettry has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

128 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

The Dr took his time explaining my condition and MRI and also care options

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022

The physician specialist took time and expressed concern for me as a person and for my condition. He clearly explained the condition, prognosis, treatment options, treatment risks/advantages, demonstrated patience with my questions and allowed me to make choices concerning treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

I felt extremely comfortable with Dr Kshettry from the start of our meeting thru the very end. As it stands right now, my level of confidence with him is so high that I wouldn't want a different surgeon operating on me.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Every one on staff has been very pleasant and helpful. Dr. KShettry spent all the time I needed to clearly explain my diagnosis. My options and his recommendation. He clearly outlined the risk and benefits related to the surgery.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

The care, education and respect from Maria the nurse, the MD a fellow and Dr Kshettry weas excellent

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr Kshettry was so informative, he spent a lot of time explaining my situation. I felt so at ease and so comfortable with my decision for surgery after my visit with him.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

My neurosurgeon is very knowledgeable, trustworthy and informative. I have recommended the Cleveland Clinic to others due to my experience with Dr Kshettry.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Dr Kschettry is very easy to understand and he explains things well

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

*Dr. Kshettry provided wonderful care, knowledge, and respect. We couldn't be happier with his expertise.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Both doctors I saw were very very good at explaining everything and answering all questions

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Obviously being in person is better, but due to co-vid and long distance travel, this video visit was much appreciated . Dr. Kshettry is wonderful!

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Very compassionate caring educational Dr.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Dr. Kshettry is an exemplar physician/surgeon. He is extraordinarily gifted and capable as well as being able to communicate warmth and empathy for his patients. He has saved me twice. I am profoundly blessed to have found him to care for me and am so grateful.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr. Kshettry was honest, forthcoming and gentle in delivering hard information. In the days that followed, we have been able to come to terms with the severity of the situation and the overwhelming risks of surgery.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Saved me from driving 3.5 hours to get the doctor's medical opinion. Appreciated the ease of the telephone visit.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr K is awesome!! Couldn't ask for a better surgeon or communicator.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

love my doctor

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

All the people involved in the visit were extremely helpful. Dr Kshetty made it easy to understand in explaining the the result and was very pleasant.

Reviewed on May 22, 2021

My personal doctor, *Varun Kshettry was absolutely "over the top good!" He removed a tumor from my head... he made me feel safe & he was just terrific.

Reviewed on May 22, 2021

*Dr. Varun Kshettry was my doctor & he was amazing, wonderful & incredible!

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

excellent experience with Dr Kshettry. very knowledgeable, friendly and explained things so I could understand.

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

I am honored to be a patient of Dr Kshettry.I feel I am in the very best hands and he and Maria have always treated me with enormous kindness and respect.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr was very informative he explained to us the different options his opinion as what's best in my case! I was very nervous before the call but after talking with him felt alot better!

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