Ciaran Powers

Ciaran Powers, MD, PhD

  • Neurological Surgery

Appointments: (614) 293-8714

About Me

I often take care of patients with potentially devastating diseases, particularly brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations. These diseases can seem frightening.

This is why I do my best to give patients the information they need to make the best possible decisions about facing these problems. Often, there is no one "right answer." It is my responsibility to help patients review their options and come up the "best answer" for them.

The focus of my practice is on diseases of the blood vessels of the brain and spine. I chose this area because of the opportunity of a "win.” For example, if I can treat an unruptured brain aneurysm before it ruptures, I can take a patient from facing potential death or severe disability to being healthy. It is a privilege to have this kind of positive impact on a patient’s life.


  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Outstanding Achievement in Patient Service
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Stroke
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Cerebral Arterial Diseases
  • Fistula
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Georgetown University School of Medicine


Neurological Surgery
Duke University Medical Center
7/1/2004 - 6/30/2009


University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic
7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010

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My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery

My Department

Neurological Surgery


82 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.9
  • Shows Respect 5
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 09, 2018

appreciate the way he explained my scan results and taking the time to show me exactly what he was talking about

Reviewed on Mar 06, 2018

Dr. Powers did an excellent job explaining my condition & providing additional guidance about what my expectations should be with regards to healing time. We were exceptionally pleased with our experience.

Reviewed on Feb 03, 2018

Very nice.

Reviewed on Feb 02, 2018

He and Marissa DeJesus are very caring and respectful - very compassionate and readily available for questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2018

Dr. Powers is an exceptional physician. Ever since my issues began in the Fall of 2015 Dr. Powers has been there every step of the way. He is truly sincere & compassionate or professional. I felt completely confident of his surgical skills & am delighted with his OSU made my experience very positive. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018

He is thorough, very informative and and on time.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2017

Dr. Powers made me feel very confident with his ability to do my surgery. I have less stress. Less worry for me to think about. He was amazing too.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2017

Very good.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2017

Very thorough. Took plenty of time.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2017


Reviewed on Nov 01, 2017

I felt to be in good hands and had peace of mind knowing provider is experienced and serious.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2017


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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Powers has reported no relationships with companies or entities.