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Sudhakar Vadivelu, DO


  • Faculty Neurosurgeon, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Director, Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Center
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Neurosurgery
I’m the director of the Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Center at Cincinnati Children’s. We have a strong history in multidisciplinary pediatric care at every visit.

About

Biography

As a pediatric neurosurgeon, I’m trained to deliver both open and endovascular (minimally invasive) approaches for curing vascular disorders of the brain and spinal cord in children. I am also trained in interventional radiology. I was inspired to pursue my career by the shortage of information and the controversy in caring for children with vascular disorders and stroke of the brain and spinal cord.

I’m the director of the Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Center at Cincinnati Children’s. We have a strong history in multidisciplinary pediatric care at every visit. I also serve as a physician scientist attempting to create an innovative patient-specific treatment in the basic science research lab and translate these cutting-edge discoveries in a safe, effective manner for childhood care solutions.

I was chosen as one of Cincinnati Business Courier’s top Forty Under 40 in surgical innovation.

My research focuses on overcoming identifiable genes responsible for abnormal brain vessel development and increased stroke risk. We also want to harness white-matter plasticity and neural stem cell regeneration.

In my free time, I enjoy jazz drumming.

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Publications

Deep Brain Stimulation for Pediatric Dystonia. Larsh, T; Wu, SW; Vadivelu, S; Grant, GA; O'Malley, JA. Seminars in Pediatric Neurology. 2021; 38.

Case Report: Cerebral Revascularization in a Child With Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I. Grant, N; Taylor, JM; Plummer, Z; Myers, K; Burrow, T; Luchtman-Jones, L; Byars, A; Hammill, A; Wusick, K; Smith, E; et al. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2021; 9.

Correlation of Technical and Adjunctive Factors with Quantitative Tumor Reduction in Children Undergoing Selective Ophthalmic Artery Infusion Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma. Abruzzo, T; Abraham, K; Karani, KB; Geller, JI; Vadivelu, S; Racadio, JM; Zhang, B; Correa, ZM. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2021; 42:354-361.

Fetal and postnatal MRI findings of Blake pouch remnant causing obstructive hydrocephalus. Nagaraj, UD; Kline-Fath, BM; Calvo-Garcia, MA; Vadivelu, S; Venkatesan, C. Radiology Case Reports. 2020; 15:2535-2539.

Cancer and Tumor-Associated Childhood Stroke: Results From the International Pediatric Stroke Study. Sun, LR; Linds, A; Sharma, M; Rafay, M; Vadivelu, S; Lee, S; Brandao, LR; Appavu, B; Estepp, JH; Hukin, J; et al. Pediatric Neurology. 2020; 111:59-65.

A Noninvasive Retrograde Flushing System for Shunted Hydrocephalus: Initial Case Series of 25 Patients. Falcone, J; Ho, C; Eskandari, R; Vadivelu, S; Madsen, JR; Muhonen, MG. Cureus. 2020; 12.

In situ clearance of a proximal shunt malfunction in a child with hydrocephalus post cerebral arteriovenous malformation rupture noted intraoperatively. Porter, Z; Yang, G; Vuong, S; Hanna, B; Madsen, J; Vadivelu, S. Surgical Neurology International. 2020; 11.

Letter to the Editor. Moyamoya: patient selection rather than de-selection in the very young. Vadivelu, S; Harker, P; Zuccarello, M. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. 2020; 1-2.

Cervicocerebral quantitative arterial tortuosity: a biomarker of arteriopathy in children with intracranial aneurysms. Chen, AM; Karani, KB; Taylor, JM; Zhang, B; Furthmiller, A; De Vela, G; Leach, JL; Vadivelu, S; Abruzzo, TA. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. 2019; 1-8.

Hemoglobin Southampton complicated by cerebral ischemia, moyamoya, and hydroxyurea-induced methemoglobinemia. Boucher, AA; Gurunathan, A; Taylor, JM; Ricci, KW; Vadivelu, S; Quinn, CT. American Journal of Hematology. 2019; 94:949-954.

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