Abhishek Ray, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
School of Medicine

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Cerebrovascular surgery
  • Neuroendovascular surgery
  • Endoscopic skull base surgery
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Brain tumors
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Brain and spine trauma

External Appointments

Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurological Surgery
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


Peer-Reviewed Journals

Tamaki A, Shammassian B, Ray A, Selman WR, Rodriguez K. Utilization of sinus stents as a novel approach for benign cystic lesions of the sella.
Am J Otolaryngol. 2017 Sep - Oct;38(5):645-647. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2017.06.008. Epub 2017 Jun 21.

Staudt MD, Ray A, Hdeib A, Miller JP. Atypical anatomy associated with a lumbar far lateral disc herniation. Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management 8 (2017) 40-42.

Manzoor NF, Rezaee RP, Ray A, Wick CC, Blackham K, Stepnick D, Lavertu P, Zender C. Contemporary Management of Carotid Blowout Syndrome Utilizing Endovascular Techniques. Laryngoscope. 2017 Feb;127(2)383-390.

Wang A, Ray A, Hu YC. Intraventricular thrombolysis after endovascular treatment of a ruptured arteriovenous malformation. J Neurointerv Surg. 2017; 9(2):e8.

Manzoor NF, RayA, Singer J, Nord R, Sunshine J, Megerian CA, Bambakidis NC, Semaan MT. Successful Endovacular Management of Venous Sinus Thrombosis Complicating Trans-Labyrinthine Removal of Vestibular Schwanomma. Am J Otolaryngol. 2016 Jul-Aug;37(4):379-82. 

RayA, ManjilaS, HdeibAM, RadhakrishnanA, NockCJ, CohenML, SloanAE. Extracranial Metastasis of Gliobastoma: three illustrative cases and a current review of the molecular pathology and management strategies. Mol Clin Oncol. 2015 May; 3(3):479-486.

Xu F,  Zhon J, Ray A, Manjila A, Bambakdis NC. Stereotactic radiosurgery with and without embolization for intracranial arteriovenous malformations: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Sep; 37(3).

Dasouki M, Okonkwo KC, Ray A, Folmsbeel CK, Gozales D, Keles S, Puck JM, Chatila T. Deficient T Cell Receptor Excision Circles (TRECs) in autosomal recessive hyper IgE syndrome caused by DOCK8 mutation: Implications for pathogenesis and potential detection by newborn screening. Clin Immunol. 2011 Nov;141(2):128-32. doi: 10.1016/j.clim.2011.06.003. Epub 2011 Jun 21.

Manjila S, Ray A, Hu Y, Cai DX, Cohen ML, Cohen AR. Embryonal tumors with abundant neuropil and true rosettes: 2 illustrative cases and a review of the literature. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Jan;30(1):E2.

TK Chaudhuri, A Ray. Effects of Acupuncture in Trigeminal Neuralgia. Medical Acupuncture. December, 2008, 20(4): 231-237. 


Ray A, Steinmetz MP: "Cervical Radiculopathy." In Wang J, Mroz, T (eds.), Spine Surgery: Current Concepts and Evidence. McGraw-Hill. 1 edition (Nov. 22 2019).



Poster Presentations

Ray A, Pace J, Bambakidis NC. Treatment of Dissecting Vertberal Artery Aneurysms. Accepted for presentation at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, September, 2015

Barnett A, Singer J, Ray A, Fussner J, Tarr R. A Work-Sampling Study to Value Stream Map the Door to Groin Process with Magnetic Resonance Imaging Reduces the Door to Revascularization Times in Major Acute Ischemic Stroke. Accepted for presentation at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, Orlando, November 2015

Manzoor N, Wick C, Li S, Ray A, Blackham K, Stepnick D, Lavertu P, Zender C, Rezaee R. Contemporary Management of Carotid Blow-out Syndrome Utilizing Endovascular Techniques. American Head & Neck Society (AHNS) Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, April 2015

Arnold PM, Arzi H, McMahon JK, Anderson KK, Ray A, Johnson P. Efficacy and fusion rates of a silicate-substituted calcium phosphate for anterior cervical fusion: two-year results of a prospective study. World Forum for Spine Research, Montreal, Canada, July 2010.

Ray A, Eng M, Lyons KE, Pahwa R. An open label pilot study of transdermal selegiline for depression in Parkinson’s disease patients. Presented at the 12th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, Chicago, Illinois, 2008. Mov Disord 2008;23(Suppl 1):S304-S305.

L.L. Rubchinsky, A. Ray, K.A. Sigvardt. Lesions in posteroventral pallidum in Parkinson's disease reduce burstiness of neuronal discharge. Program No. 331.15. 2005 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2005.

L.L. Rubchinsky, A. Ray, V.L. Wheelock, C.T.E. Pappas, K.A. Sigvardt. The effect of pallidotomy on neuronal firing rates in the globus pallidus in parkinsonian patients. Program No. 70.22. 2004 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2004.

Oral Presentations

Blackham K, Ray A. "Anesthesia in the Neurointerventional Suite." 42nd Annual Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesia and Critical Care (SNACC) Conference. New Orleans, LA, October, 2014.

Bambakidis N, Ray A. "New approaches to carotid stenosis." 11th Annual Cleveland Neurocricial Care & Stroke Conference. Cleveland, OH, May, 2014.

Ray A, Hart D. "Minimally invasive thoracic spine surgery." Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Society (MINS) cadaver lab and didactic course. Detroit, MI, August 2012.

Ray A, Manjila S, Sloan A. "Extracranial metastasis of glioblastoma: three illustrative cases and review of the literature." University Hospitals Neurological Institute Research Day. Cleveland, OH, March 2011.


Doctor of Medicine
University of Kansas School of Medicine

Residencies, Internships and Fellowships

Fellow, Interventional Neuroradiology
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Neurosurgery Residency
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center