About Mahesh Shenai, MD
Dr. Mahesh B. Shenai, MSE, MBA is a board certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon, with over 5 years of clinical and surgical experience. He specializes in the surgical treatment of movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia), with expertise in deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy. He serves as the director for Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery at the Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute.
Dr. Shenai has a special interest in bringing new surgical technologies to Inova and to provide the Northern Virginia community with cutting-edge care. He has been on the forefront of intraoperative imaging and computer-aided surgical navigation for complex spine instrumentation, allowing for maximum precision and accuracy during spinal surgery. More recently, Dr. Shenai performed an “asleep” DBS implantation directly in an MRI scanner – the first procedure of its kind in the DMV area. Inova is now only one of approximately 50 centers worldwide that can offer this unique type of procedure.
Before arriving at Inova in 2013, Dr. Shenai served as a clinical instructor in neurosurgery at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where he also directed the charity care clinic. He completed his residency and fellowship at UAB after graduating from the University of Michigan Medical School, where he was awarded a Howard Hughes fellowship. Dr. Shenai completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University and was named a prestigious Goldwater Scholar and a USA Today College Academic All-American.
Dr. Shenai is a native of Michigan and currently resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and daughter.