Ciaran Powers

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 Me

As 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
  • 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

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


140 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

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 06, 2019

Very polite - they showed care & concern & answered questions - Empathetic - Very professional & knowledgeable. Made us feel rather - Dr. awesome.

Reviewed on May 05, 2019

Very good.

Reviewed on May 02, 2019

Always friendly. Talks a little fast but otherwise I've had nothing but good experiences with Dr. Powers and the NP Marissa DeJesus

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Very informative, patient with my questions & explained things so I could easily understand. Nice personality -

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

He was wonderful! He listened to me, answered my questions/concerns. Dr. Powers had a sense of humor (thank God)!

Reviewed on Apr 04, 2019

I appreciate Dr. Powers for clearly explaining test results in a way that I could understand completely.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

Nurse/assistant, Dr. Powers handed me off to his nurse who provided additional info on the recommended procedure and risks associated with it and what they would do if I decided to do nothing at this time. She also provided detailed description of the process to be followed if I decide to proceed with the procedure. So, ONLY VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE with the nurse/assistant. I will be scheduling procedure after results from another surgical procedure are received which could impact the recommended procedure by Dr. Powers.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

Dr Powers is a knowledgeable professional. I like his demeanor and his candor

Reviewed on Mar 08, 2019

Very professional.

Reviewed on Feb 07, 2019

Very good.

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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.