Shahid Nimjee

Shahid Nimjee, MD, PhD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Physician

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 37 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 14 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 the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2021-2022
  • 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.

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

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

Graduate Program

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

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.

37 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
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5.0 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Nov 04, 2022

    Dr. Nimijee is very kind and compassionate.

  • Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

    Very friendly & professional.

  • Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

    Dr. Nimjee is very professional and thorough. I liked that he talked with me, not "at" me. Our conversation instilled a good sense of trust.

  • Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

    Dr. Nimjee is OUTSTANDING!! He explained everything to me AND my son, who is applying to medical at the OSU. He showed wonderful respect for my son and encouraged him in his pursuit of a medical career.

  • Reviewed on Aug 05, 2022

    Excellent care.

  • Reviewed on Aug 05, 2022

    Dr. Ninjee is amazing. I feel very confident in his expertise & recommendations on my treatment. I feel blessed to have found him as a provider. He really takes the time needed to explain things & make my medical issue a stress free as possible. One grateful patient.

  • Reviewed on May 06, 2022

    This was my first there. But positive.

  • Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

    Dr. Nimjee was knowledgeable.

Consulting and Related Relationships

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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.

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