About Me

I’m a neurosurgeon specializing in open and endovascular neurosurgery. I am one of a small number of dual-trained vascular neurosurgeons in the nation. I received my medical degree from the Buffalo School of Medicine in New York, and I completed an internship and residency in neurological surgery at Georgia Regents University. Additionally, I finished a fellowship in open and endovascular neurosurgery at Emory University.

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 neurovascular disorders, and the prevention and treatment of vasospasm. In 2019, I served as president of The Ohio State University Neurosurgical Society and was appointed as endovascular/cerebrovascular fellowship director.

I enjoy working in The Ohio State University’s academic setting, where I can participate in resident education, research and clinical care. Everything a patient needs for their treatment and recovery is here, and it is a privilege to collaborate with other providers who value excellence in health care. Together, we provide our patients comprehensive and individualized care.
  • Neurosurgery board-certified, 2019
  • CAST specialty certified in endovascular neurosurgery, 2019
  • Gold Humanism – National Honor Society, 2006
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
8/12/2002 - 6/1/2006


Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta, GA

7/1/2006 - 6/30/2007


Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta, GA

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2012


Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

7/1/2012 - 6/30/2014

Board Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery

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.

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99 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.6 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 Jul 11, 2020

    he's awesome!

  • Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

    All good experience.

  • Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

    Dr. Youssef was impatient and unpleasant to deal with. He always seemed rushed and didn't want to answer questions. I am not saying he didn't do a good job on the procedure, but because of how he was in person, I would not recommend him to anyone.

  • Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

    Dr. Youssef was great. Would recommend him to anyone.

  • Reviewed on Oct 08, 2019

    Very courteous and gave information I could understand.

  • Reviewed on Sep 06, 2019

    He was right there for any concerns you had.

  • Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

    Dr. Youssef took his time reviewing MRI & CT Results and seemed quite confident regarding a full recovery (Dr. Mark/Radiologist) did excellent job reviewing the results.

  • Reviewed on Aug 01, 2019

    Very good! Very (good).

  • 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.

  • 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!

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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 11/21/2019, Dr. Youssef has reported no relationships with companies or entities.