Ashok Modha, M.D., F.R.C.S.C.

Ashok Modha, M.D., F.R.C.S.C.

Specialties:

Fellowship:

Neurosurgical Oncology

Ashok Modha, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., is a board-certified neurological surgeon with fellowship training in neuro-oncological neurosurgery. After completing his residency in Ottawa, Canada, Dr. Modha spent a year at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, one of our nation’s preeminent cancer training and research centers. He developed expertise in excising brain and spinal cord tumors, and his training included brain tumor resection with the assistance of brain mapping. Dr. Modha was exposed to the latest brain tumor research while he gained intensive experience in treating patients with cancer. Although Dr. Modha has received exceptional oncology training, he is also experienced in all neurosurgical disorders, including degenerative spinal conditions, neurovascular disorders, and neurotrauma. He also subspecializes in treating tumors and other conditions with stereotactic radiosurgery using both the Gamma Knife and CyberKnife.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology: University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science in Medicine: University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Manitoba, Max Rady College of Medicine, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Neurosurgery Residency: University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, Ottawa, Canada
  • Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Certification

  • The American Board of Neurological Surgery

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation
  • Clark County Medical Society
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Fellow
  • Society for Neuro-Oncology 

Hospital Affiliations

  • PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center
  • Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
  • The Gamma Knife Center of Oregon (Providence Portland Medical Center)

Awards

  • Portland Monthly Top Doctors: 2016, 2017, 2018
  • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center

    Physicians' Pavilion
    200 Northeast Mother Joseph Place
    Vancouver, WA 98664

    Orthopedics, Physiatry, and Hand Therapy:  Suite 110
    Neurosurgery:  Suite 300
    Total Joint Center:  Suite 305

  • Legacy Salmon Creek

    Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Office Building A
    2121 Northeast 139th Street
    Vancouver, WA 98686

    Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, and Physiatry:  Suite 300
    Physical Therapy and Hand Therapy:  Suite 325

  • Legacy Good Samaritan – Neurosurgery Only

    Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Office Building 2
    1040 Northwest 22nd Avenue, Suite 610
    Portland, OR 97210

  • 5

    In 2014 I was diagnosed with a large benign brain tumor. I was referred to Dr. Modha at Rebound by another neurologist who called Dr. Modha's office during my appointment with the first doctor. By the time I got to my house Dr. Modha's office had called my house and left a message to call in the morning. I called first thing and they made appointment that day I was in Dr. Modha's office making an appointment for brain surgery within several weeks. Wow it was incredible to receive such quality care so quickly. I am very grateful.

    The surgery went very well. I was given excellent care by the staff. The doctor came to check on me himself during my 7 day stay. The hospital and clinic are very organized and carefully explained the recovery process and expectations I am so thankful for the experience I had. I have not been hospitalized since having children 25 years ago. I would chose this facility in the future if needed. Thank you to Dr. Modha and all the staff.

    – Brenda W.

  • 5

    It was a year in November 2015 that I am still cancer free!! Dr. Modha and his crew were amazing! Very scary and unexpected time for me and my family when I found out I had a brain tumor. I had been having many bad headaches, and was starting to get nauseus & dizzy. After trying a couple different medications that did not help, I asked to get an MRI, and that is when they saw it instantly. My wife and I met with Dr. Modha and he wasted no time in getting me in to surgery, and he made me and my family feel very confident that everything was going to be okay. He is an amazing doctor, and I would recommend him to anybody that was going through what I went through. Thankful to be alive and cancer free all because of him!!!

    – Mark

  • 5

    I have had Dr. Modha for my tumors for 5 years and would not have anyone else treat me. He is very straight forward and very honest with me. I have had 5 surgeries and he did all of them. He has saved my life with a couple of surgeries, and in my opinion he is the best, and my family thinks highly of him.

    Thank you,

    – Kathy C.