About Me

As a neurosurgeon, I specialize in open and endovascular neurosurgery and am one of only a handful of dually trained vascular neurosurgeons in the nation. I strive to deliver the best possible care to my patients and provide treatments for cerebrovascular diseases including acute stroke, brain aneurysms, brain arteriovenous malformations, cranial and spinal dural fistulas, spinal vascular malformations, intracranial artery stenosis and extracranial artery stenosis.

My patient care philosophy is to always treat patients with the utmost compassion and respect. I treat every patient as if they are a member of my family, and strive to understand the unique needs and desires of each and every patient to preserve or maintain quality of life.

I enjoy working in Ohio State’s academic setting, where I can participate in resident education, research and clinical care. It's a privilege to collaborate with providers who value excellence in health care. Everything a patient needs for his or her treatment and recovery, from the intensive care unit to a nationally recognized on-site rehabilitation institute, is right here at Ohio State. Because of our resources, we’re able to provide our patients with the most comprehensive quality care.

In my free time, I enjoy relaxing with my family, watching movies, traveling, reading and spending time outdoors.
  • Graduated with honors from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine
  • My research interests include the inflammatory and vascular response to subarachnoid hemorrhage, novel therapeutic modalities for complex aneurysms, evaluation of new devices and techniques for the treatment of all facets of neurovascular disorders and the prevention and treatment of vasospasm
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Fistula
  • Spinal Diseases
  • Stroke
  • Spine

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

State University of New York at Buffalo

Medical College of Georgia Hospital

Medical College of Georgia Hospital

Emory University Hospital

Academic Information

My Department

Neurological Surgery


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.

72 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.6 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.3 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 07, 2019

    Very GOOD.

  • Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

    he was caring and knowledgeable and gave me educated options to choose from

  • Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

    Very informative, thank-you.

  • Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

    I feel fortunate to have Dr. Youssef as our neurologist. His care and post-outcome have been STELLAR! He shows respect and very courteous which means a great deal to us.

  • Reviewed on Jul 09, 2018

    All good.

  • Reviewed on Nov 30, 2017

    Dr. Youssef took a great deal of time to explain what is going on and what will need to be done. He took his time and listened to me. He explained everything in terms I could understand. Great doctor!!

  • Reviewed on Nov 22, 2017

    Dr. Youssef was amazing made me feel very comfortable. He really listened to what I was telling him and gave me answers to my questions.

  • Reviewed on May 22, 2019

    I had a good experience, and the questions that he couldn't answer her going to send me to a doctor who could possibly answer them. I was very pleased with him!

  • Reviewed on Jun 04, 2019

    Awesome. Loved how he explained everything to us and treated us like family. I felt like I was in good hands.

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 12/20/2018, Dr. Youssef has reported no relationships with companies or entities.