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.

Appointments: (614) 293-8714

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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1581 Dodd Drive Columbus, OH 43210

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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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Board Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery

My Department

Neurological Surgery


132 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

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 07, 2019

Very good.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Very good experience the best excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 09, 2019

Good no matter if he had to repeat the answers to my questions more than once or twice; and listening to me carefully.

Reviewed on Dec 09, 2018


Reviewed on Nov 29, 2018

Cannot say enough about Dr. Powers. Felt safe, and received high quality care, and attention to detail on my case. Dr. Powers has a great bedside manner allowed time needed for my questions. He took every step needed to ensure my outcome was favorable and according to plan, I tell everyone how great Dr. Powers took care of me and would refer him to my family & friends.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2018

Great information given.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018

My care provider took on a very difficult case - he has been amazing & attentive.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2018

Dr Powers clipped my daughter's brain aneurysm. He's an awesome physician. The perfect mix of professional knowledge and caring concern. My family and I have nothing but praise for him.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

Explained things very well

Reviewed on Aug 05, 2018

Questions asked were answered appropriately and overall referral was made regarding the issue!

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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.