Ciaran Powers

Ciaran Powers, MD, PHD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Physician

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 89 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 40 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I’m an endovascular neurosurgeon specializing in the surgical treatment of structural diseases of flow in the brain and spinal cord. These include diseases of blood flow causing Stroke and diseases of cerebrospinal fluid flow causing Hydrocephalus.

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. I have been a member of the Neurological Surgery faculty here at The Ohio State University since 2010.

My clinical interests include caring for individuals with various neurological conditions, including Stroke, Cerebral Hemorrhage, Vascular Malformations, Aneurysms, Carotid Stenosis, Hydrocephalus, and more. Currently, my research focuses on improving the care for patients with Stroke and Hydrocephalus. I also assist with editorial duties with the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, and World Neurosurgery.

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.
  • Honorable Mention, LSI Longitudinal Preceptor of the Year, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2022 and 2023.
  • The Lawrence Mervis, MD, Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Neurological Surgery, The Ohio State University, 2011, 2015, and 2022.
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Carotid Artery Diseases
  • Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Fistula
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Brain Diseases
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure
  • Hemangioma
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Endovascular Procedures
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Stroke
  • Brain Injuries
  • Vascular Diseases
  • Aneurysm
  • Neurosurgery

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

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 WI Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI
7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010

Academic Information

My Department

Neurological Surgery

My Division

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.

89 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 05, 2024

    Very friendly and seemed very knowledgeable about my situation, even tho I was a new patient to him.

  • Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

    Wonderful doctor

  • Reviewed on Apr 06, 2024

    All very good at their job.

  • Reviewed on Apr 06, 2024

    Excellent personality but remained professional

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

    Very good

  • Reviewed on Mar 09, 2024

    I am very satisfied and impressed with the care that I received

  • Reviewed on Mar 02, 2024

    The doctor himself was very friendly explain it in terms I understood, did not mind me asking extra questions at all

  • Reviewed on Feb 09, 2024

    Careing and interested they have

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 09/29/2023, Dr. Powers has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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