Ciaran Powers

Ciaran Powers, MD, PhD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5
  • 50 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 26 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I’m an endovascular neurosurgeon specializing in the treatment of diseases of the blood vessels in the brain and spinal cord. I’m also the Surgical Director of The Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Stroke Center and Program Director of the Neurological Surgery Residency at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

I received my medical training and PhD from Georgetown University Medical Center, and I completed my residency in neurological surgery at Duke University Medical Center. In addition, I finished fellowships in Neurointerventional Radiology at the University of Wisconsin and Duke University Medical Center.

My clinical interests include caring for individuals with various neurological conditions, including strokes, cerebral hemorrhage, vascular malformations, aneurysms and more. Currently, my research focuses on generating data on changes in microRNA levels in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. I also assist with editorial duties with the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery and the British Medical Journal.

Working at The Ohio State University allows me to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our residents and patients. I chose my specialty because of the rewarding opportunities to deliver positive outcomes, and The Ohio State University’s staff, resources and personalized approach to patient care allows me to do exactly that.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2018, 2019
  • Medical director of Effective Capacity Management
  • Excellence in Teaching Award from The Ohio State University Department of Neurological Surgery, 2010-2011
  • The Lawrence J. Mervis, MD, Teacher of the Year Award from The Ohio State University Department of Neurological Surgery, 2010-2011

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Neurosurgery
  • Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Cerebral Arterial Diseases
  • Fistula
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Brain Ischemia
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Stroke
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
8/1/1996 - 5/31/2003


Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

6/20/2003 - 6/30/2004


Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

7/1/2004 - 6/30/2009


University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic, Madison, WI

7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010

Board Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Academic Information

My Department

Neurological Surgery

More About My Work


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

50 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 17, 2021

    he answered my questions

  • Reviewed on May 10, 2021

    Great - In & out in a timely manner very informative.

  • Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

    Very punctual answered all questions.

  • Reviewed on Apr 07, 2021

    Excellent - explaining - not RUSHING you in or out.

  • Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

    Only bad thing was an hour wait but I understand. He was very good.

  • Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

    Dr. Powers is a amazing doctor with excellent bed side manners. Shows amazing respect to his patients.

  • Reviewed on Jan 04, 2021

    Dr. Powers was awesome. I am humbled to be fortunate enough to be able to be seen by him. He was nice, funny, & very caring & knowledgeable. He even walked me out when we were finished. Thank you!

  • Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

    Always treated very well. Dr. Powers is the best!

  • Reviewed on Dec 25, 2020

    Dr. Powers explained everything to me in great detail.

  • Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

    Doctor Powers was friendly, showed concern and took my problem seriously. He thoroughly explained his diagnosis and made sure I understood his instructions. He also allowed me to Facetime with my daughter during my visit with him and h e made sure she understood everything and asked if she had any questions. I would unhesitatingly recommend Dr. Powers.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Powers has reported no relationships with companies or entities.