Shahid Nimjee

Shahid Nimjee, MD, PHD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Physician

Professor of Neurological Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 71 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 30 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I’m a neurological surgeon specializing in open and endovascular neurosurgery. Because of my dual training, I can focus on the optimal approach to treat each patient rather than on a specific technique. I received my medical degree and PhD from Duke University and remained at Duke to complete a residency in neurological surgery and fellowship in endovascular/cerebrovascular neurosurgery.

My research focuses on exploiting the properties of RNA biology to better diagnose and treat thromboembolic disease as it pertains to cerebrovascular neurosurgery. I’ve received the American Heart Association’s New Investigator Award and Duke University’s RNA Award for Research within the Department of Genetics. In addition, I have been awarded multiple grants by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a novel and reversible drug to treat patients who present with acute ischemic stroke.

What I love most about The Ohio State University are the extensive resources that are available to patients. From the intensive care unit to the nationally recognized on-site rehabilitation institute, everything a patient needs for treatment and recovery is right here. Being at the forefront of new treatments for neurovascular disease fuels my passion in neurosurgery and helps me provide the most complete care to my patients.
  • Co-Director of Stroke Center
  • Lawrence J. Mervis, MD, Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine Leadership and Chair Award
  • Speaker at TEDxOSU
  • Best Scientific Paper Award at the cerebrovascular section meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Stroke
  • Spine
  • Neurosurgery

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
8/17/1998 - 5/14/2006


Duke University, Durham, NC
8/28/2000 - 8/11/2005


Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
7/1/2006 - 6/30/2007


Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2012


Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
7/1/2012 - 6/1/2014

Board Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Academic Information

My Department

Neurological Surgery

My Division

Neurological Surgery

More About My Work


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.

71 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2024

    Dr. Nimjee is great doctor can't ask for any better than him. He makes me feel good explains everything I needed to know

  • Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

    Excellent I felt very comfortable with him. His experience and knowledge of my condition far outweighed the previous neurosurgeon that I had saw at a different facility.

  • Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

    My experience was good.

  • Reviewed on Jan 06, 2024

    Dr Nimjee was very personable and seemed to really care about me and my condition and appeared to want to provide the best care possible for me.

  • Reviewed on Dec 11, 2023

    I'm going to say good

  • Reviewed on Nov 24, 2023


  • Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

    Dr. Nimjee is OUTSTANDING!! If OSU ever allows him to leave, I'll be extremely disappointed.

  • Reviewed on Oct 09, 2023

    "All good."

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 09/30/2022, Dr. Nimjee has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Medtronic
  • Basking Biosciences
  • Hyperfine

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