Dr. Vinay R. Deshmukh, MD

Dr. Vinay R. Deshmukh, MD

Dr. Vinay R. Deshmukh, MD

Languages: English
Phone: 202-444-8993
Fax: 202-444-7333

Contact this Provider:

  • Neurosurgery
Conditions I Treat
  • acoustic neurofibromatosis
  • acoustic neuroma
  • acromegaly
  • anaplastic mixed glioma
  • anaplastic oligoastrocytoma
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Procedures I Perform
  • acoustic neuroma removal
  • anterior temporal lobectomy
  • back surgery
  • biopsy of brain
  • biopsy of skull
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About the Provider

Vinay Deshmukh, MD, FACS joins the Department of Neurosurgery as Associate Professor and Neurosurgical Director of the MedStar Spine Governance Council. Dr. Deshmukh brings a distinguished 18-year career from Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates in Charlotte, North Carolina, the largest independent neurosurgery practice in the nation. He served on the Board of Directors for CNSA, was Vice-Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery and Division Chief of Spine at Atrium Health. Among his many honors, Dr. Deshmukh was recognized by his colleagues as “Top Doc” for multiple consecutive years in Charlotte Magazine, and has been named a Castle Connelly “Top Doc.” He also had the privilege of being the Lead Neurosurgeon for NASCAR for nearly ten years.

Dr. Deshmukh’s clinical interests include:

  • Cerebrovascular surgery (brain aneurysm and AVM)
  • Spontaneous intracranial hypotension
  • Minimally invasive and robotic spine surgery
  • Cervical artificial disc surgery
  • Cervical microendoscopic foraminotomy
  • Cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL)

Dr. Deshmukh holds a patent for a bone delivery device used in minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery. He has been published in the leading neurosurgical journals and has given invited lectures on cranial and spine surgery around the globe. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Board of Neurological Surgeons, and the Joint Section on Spine and Cerebrovascular Surgery.

  • Fellowship Program: University of Texas -Southwestern Medical Center (2003)
  • Residency Program: University of Texas -Southwestern Medical Center (2003)
  • Internship Program: University of Texas -Southwestern Medical Center (1998)
  • Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine (1997)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery


Deshmukh, VR, “Midline trough corpectomies for the evacuation of an extensive ventral cervical and upper thoracic spinal epidural abscess,” Journal of Neurosurgery Spine, 13 (2): 229-233,  August 2010.

Claytor, G, Deshmukh, VR, “Rehabilitation and Return to Competition of a High Level Athlete with Spondylolysis and Contact Sports Related Recurrent L5 Radiculopathy,” J. Athl. Enhanc 2016, 5:6, Dec. 2016.

Parish JM, Shields M, Jones M, Wait SD, Deshmukh VR. Proptosis, orbital pain, and long standing monocular vision loss resolved by surgical resection of spheno-orbital meningioma: A case report and literature review.  J Neurol Sur Rep. 2020 Jan;81(1):e28-e32.PMID: 32257766


“Adjacent Segment Degeneration in MIS TLIF versus Open TLIF,” oral presentation at Congress of Neurological Surgeons Oct. 2014

“Surgical Resection of Recurrent Spheno-Orbital Meningioma Presenting with Long Term Visual Loss,” oral presentation, Levine Cancer Insititue – Carolinas Medical Center, Aug. 2017

“Novel Surgical Approach to Repair of Ventral Spontaneous CSF Leaks,” invited lecturer, Duke CSF Leak Symposium, March 13th, 2021.

“Novel Surgical Approach to Repair of Ventral Spontaneous CSF Leaks,” MedStar Georgetown Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, June 17th, 2021.

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Practice Locations
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Floor 7
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: 202-444-4972
    Fax: 202-444-7333

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • "Top Doc," Castle Connoly, 2021
  • "Top Doc," Charlotte Magazine, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • AOA Honor Society