Ciaran Powers, MD, PhD
- Neurological Surgery
- Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.
About MeAs a neurosurgeon, I primarily focus on diseases of the blood vessels in the brain and spinal cord. I care for individuals facing potentially devastating diseases, specifically brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations. I also perform surgical procedures to treat conditions including cerebrovascular disorders, cerebral hemorrhage, vascular malformations, cerebral arterial disease and central nervous system vascular malformations.
I chose my specialty because of the rewarding opportunity to deliver positive outcomes. For example, if I can treat an unruptured brain aneurysm before it ruptures, I’m able to take a patient facing possible death or severe disability and give them the chance to live a healthy and fulfilling life. The patients I see are understandably frightened and I do my best to provide the information they need to make the best possible decisions for their care. There is often no one right answer, and it’s my responsibility to help people review their options and come up with the answer that is best for them.
I enjoy working at an institution like Ohio State where I’m able to make a meaningful difference in my patients’ lives.
When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my family.
- 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
- Surgical Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
- Program Director, Neurological Surgery Residency, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
- Cerebral Arterial Diseases
- Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations
- Cerebral Hemorrhage
- Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
- Vascular Malformations
- Cerebrovascular Disorders
- Intracranial Aneurysm
- Carotid Stenosis
- Brain Ischemia
Locations Where I Practice
Education and Training
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
7/1/2004 - 6/30/2009
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic
7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010
More About My Work
American Board of Neurological Surgery
News About Me
140 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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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
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Consulting and Related Relationships
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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Powers has reported no relationships with companies or entities.