Ciaran Powers

Ciaran Powers, MD, PhD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 183 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 62 Patient Comments

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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

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

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.

183 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 Oct 01, 2020


  • Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

    Very good. Disappointed the issue is still there and really nothing I can do.

  • Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

    Very Good but very fast. I had confidence that he knew his area of expertise. The PA was very good at answering questions and explaining things. I was somewhat worried and this may have caused my inability to grasp everything.

  • Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

    He talks so fast and seemed very into his self. His nurse is EXCELLENT! It's a very scary surgery that I might take and it seemed to have a piece of cake! It's brain surgery!!!

  • Reviewed on Aug 03, 2020

    The BEST as always thank you Dr. Powers thank you Dr. Dejesus.

  • Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

    Dr. Powers was very kind & explained things to me in a way that I could understand & he listened to my concerns regarding my mom.

  • Reviewed on Jul 06, 2020

    I had the beset, Dr. Powers is SPECIAL. He makes you feel comfortable if you don't understand he explained he went beyond the call of duty, I'm a BIG Buckeye fan. I was on the wrong side of the hospital from the horseshoe, he wheeled me over to see it. He's human, the best. He has feelings for his patients - I was a patient in 2018.

  • Reviewed on Mar 09, 2020

    Dr. Powers had a very impressive personality. He has that special gift that very few people. I always understand what he is telling me and I always feel comfortable talking to him.

  • Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

    Dr. Powers is very efficient and very good at what he does. he was in my room late at night the day of surgery to check on me!!

  • Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

    Explained things in language I could understand, included hand drawing.

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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 11/21/2019, Dr. Powers has reported no relationships with companies or entities.