Ciaran Powers

Ciaran Powers, MD, PhD

  • Neurological Surgery

Appointments: (614) 293-8714

About Me

I often take care of patients with potentially devastating diseases, particularly brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations. These diseases can seem frightening.

This is why I do my best to give patients the information they need to make the best possible decisions about facing these problems. Often, there is no one "right answer." It is my responsibility to help patients review their options and come up the "best answer" for them.

The focus of my practice is on diseases of the blood vessels of the brain and spine. I chose this area because of the opportunity of a "win.” For example, if I can treat an unruptured brain aneurysm before it ruptures, I can take a patient from facing potential death or severe disability to being healthy. It is a privilege to have this kind of positive impact on a patient’s life.


  • 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

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Stroke
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Cerebral Arterial Diseases
  • Fistula
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations

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


102 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 4.8

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 26, 2018

took the time to discuss his findings nd suggestions

Reviewed on May 14, 2018

He was great!

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

Excellent experience!

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2018

My care provider is very friendly and has time to talk & explain your test results. I'm very happy with Dr. Powers. Very cordial & well at explaining his finds for my condition.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

always answers my questions and concerns. excellent

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2018

Dr Powers is the best Dr I ever have come in contact with he's the best. knowledgeable, concerned great personality, explains things in laymen terms and listens and make sure you understand .He makes you feel important and takes time with you like I said the best so is his assistant Marsia she's great

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2018

Great he and his asst. took plenty of time to go through my procedure & what would happen & why.

Reviewed on Apr 05, 2018

Understanding very good.

Reviewed on Apr 03, 2018

I felt immediately comfortable with Dr. Powers. He had a gentle manner and took his time to answer my questions I also appreciated that when I initiated some humor about my health issue, re. too demonstrated he could lighten up!

Reviewed on Apr 02, 2018

I haven't had any bad experience with my doctor. If things go well, I only have to see him once-a -year. But, this year my check-up wasn't as good so its back to surgery. I have much faith in my surgeon and am very optimistic that all well go well. He did explain everything.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Powers has reported no relationships with companies or entities.