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Department Center for Spine Health
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:
216.636.5860
Desk:
216.445.3777
Fax:
216.636.5406
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aneurysm Surgery - Traditional Open Surgery
  • Brain Aneurysm Surgery
  • Cancer Center
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm Surgery
  • Cerebral Aneurysm Clipping
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
  • Cervical Deformity Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy For Brain Avm
  • Deformity Correction
  • Emobilization of Cerebral Aneurysms and AVMs
  • General Neurosurgery
  • Image-Guided Spinal Navigation
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Neck Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Spine Decompression
  • Spine Reconstruction
  • Spine Tumor Removal And Reconstruction
  • Surgery For Spinal Tumors
  • Surgery For Spinal Vascular Malformations
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery
View all 31 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aneurysm, Cerebral
  • Arachnoid Cysts
  • Brain Aneurysms and Hemorrhage
  • Brain Cancer (Brain Tumor)
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Carotid Bruit
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Tumors
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Complex Cervical Deformities
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intracranial Aneurysms
  • Kyphosis
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sarcoma
  • Schwannoma
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal AVM (arteriovenous malformation)
  • Spinal Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Vascular Lesions
  • Spinal Cord Vascular Malformations
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Dural Fistula
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Metastases
  • Spinal Neoplasms
  • Spinal Vascular Disorders
  • Spinal Vascular Malformation
  • Spine Pain
  • Spine Tumors
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
  • Stroke
  • Syringomyelia
  • Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Venous Malformations
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture
  • Von Hippel-Lindau Disease (VHL)
View all 50 Specialties +
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Biography

About Ajit Krishnaney, MD

Ajit Krishnaney, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Center for Spine Health, an Associate Staff Physician in Neurological Surgery and an Associate Staff Physician in the Cerebrovascular Center at Cleveland Clinic.

He was appointed in 2005. Dr. Krishnaney's specialty interests include cervical spondylosis, degenerative spine disease, complex spine instrumentation, spine tumors, spinal cord tumors, syringomyelia, spinal vascular malformations, cerebrovascular disease including AVMs and intracranial aneurysms, general neurosurgery.

Dr. Krishnaney attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, Wisconsin, and he completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2005

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Spine Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2005

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Neurosurgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2005

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2000

Medical Education - University of Wisconsin Medical School
M.D.
Madison, WI USA
1999

Undergraduate - Stanford University Hospital
Stanford, CA USA
1994

Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Specialty Interests

AVMs, brain aneurysm, cerebral aneurysms, cerebrovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease including AVMs and intracranial aneurysms, cervical spondylosis, complex spine instrumentation, degenerative spine disease, general neurosurgery, spinal AVM's, spinal cord tumors, spinal cord vascular malformations, spinal vascular malformations, spine tumors, stroke, syringomyelia, treatment of spinal cord vascular lesions, vascular malformations

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Ajit Krishnaney, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 7/12/2020, Dr. Krishnaney has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Krishnaney receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Stryker Corporation

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

149 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 4.9
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

I highly recommend Dr. Krishnaney. He is thorough, professional and personable. I never felt that I was just a number and harried through any appointments and most importantly, my surgeries.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Dr. Krishnany was amazing

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

I have sent 3 patients already to dr krishany !!! I love him and his team!! he gave me my life back!!

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2020

*Dr. Krishnaney & the entire medical team involved in my treatment & care are superstars!!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

DR KRISHNANEY excellenT DR gave me full understanding of my physical condition of what was going on with my spine

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr. Krishnaney was very professional and at the same time a friend. It goes beyond saying what this man and PA Marina represent to the medical world. My quality of life has vastly improved since my operation on May 12 and I pray it continues with hard work and perseverance on my part. God Bless all the people that were involved with my surgery and recovery period from May 12-15th this year.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

when I arrived for my appointment (office visit) I was told by the receptionist that my appointment was supposed to be a virtual one and when I tried to explain that it wasn't, he continued to insist that the computer showed that it was and I tried to show him the appointment that was in my chart but after about 20 minutes or so he said that I would need to reschedule the appointment, in which I did (it was for 3 weeks later) upon getting ready to leave, he stopped us just before getting on the elevator and said that he talked to someone and they said Dr. Krishnaney was on his way in and said that I was going to be seen after all. Just a very poor way to handle things, just a few seconds later and I would have been gone and wasted a trip.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

this was my first visit with Dr Krishnaney and it was a very good visit. the next will be for scheduling surgery.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Recently had face/time visit with my primary care doctor with no problems at all.@

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Dr. Krishnaney iswonderful

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Dr. Krishnaney was patient, I didn't feel rushed. He answered all the questions I asked.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr Krishnani I makes you feel at ease when you are ill at ease because of your problem

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

I would have liked for the doctor to have pulled up my MRI on the computer in the exam room where I was so we could discuss the imaging directly.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Definitely recommend Dr K and his team!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr Krishnany was wonderful. He listened to our questions and answered in a way we could understand. It is obvious he is very knowledgeable in this field.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr. Krishnany has a very comforting demeanor. He fused my neck several years ago and did an excellent job.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr. Krishnannay was very detailed in his explanation, and very caring. My wife and I had a lot of of questions, and we were very satisfied with his thorough answers.

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