My name is Vivek Deshmukh. I’m a neurosurgeon with sub-specialty expertise in neurovascular surgery. My area of focus is neurovascular surgery which involves the diagnosis and treatment of patients with brain aneurysms, vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord, clogged arteries in the neck and in the brain as well as stroke. The most rewarding part of my job is the opportunity to take care of and treat patients with difficult, challenging, often life-threatening problems with blood vessels in the brain and make them better. Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family: my wife and two little sons, and we’re expecting a third, a little girl, in April. I also enjoy making time for personal fitness and exercise. My family and I moved here from Washington, D.C. five years ago. My wife grew up in Washington state so for her, it was like coming back home. And we thought it would be a great place to raise a family.