Ganesh Shankar, MD

Dr. Ganesh Shankar is a board-certified spinal neurosurgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He completed his PhD at Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, graduated from Harvard Medical School, completed his neurosurgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and spine surgery fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.His clinical specialization encompasses the evaluation and surgical management of all spine pathologies, ranging from degenerative disorders, primary and metastatic spine tumors, intradural pathologies, spine infections, and spine trauma. His surgical approaches include minimally invasive techniques. He specializes in complex spine procedures requiring revision surgery and correction of spine deformities. In addition to treating patients with spinal disorders, Dr. Shankar runs an active research effort on the mechanobiology of spine disease.Dr. Shankar performs research on bone biology and molecular determinants of primary and metastatic spine neoplasms. He serves as the Neurosurgical Director of Biospecimen Banking for the Department of Neurosurgery. His research has been recognized by awards from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, and AO Spine North America.

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA)