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.
  • Lawrence J. Mervis, MD, Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Neurosurgery
  • 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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Duke University Medical Center

Duke University Medical Center

Duke University Medical Center

Duke University School of Medicine

Duke University

Academic Information

Board Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery

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.

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88 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 08, 2019

    Nothing bad.

  • Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

    Very professional, put me at ease and explained things in a way I could understand.

  • Reviewed on Jul 08, 2019

    Best experience I've had @ OSU.

  • Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019

    Dr. Nimjee was no doubt the most professional medical person I have ever encountered. He is a SUPERSTAR!!

  • Reviewed on Jun 03, 2019

    Dr. Nimjee was able to explain things on a lay person's level. He treated my fear as legitimate, not taking it personally. He was ready with statistics to alleviate my concerns to some degree.

  • Reviewed on Apr 02, 2019

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

    Friendly/thorough/easy to understand in regard to diagnosis/the best!

  • Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

    Explained everything & was very cordial.

  • Reviewed on Oct 16, 2018

    Dr. Nimjee treated me as a person rather than just a patient. He understood & diffused my anxiety so we could have an informed conversation about my medical needs. His expertise combined with his interpersonal skills make him one of the top MD's I have consulted for care. If I ever need a neurosurgeon, I will request Dr. Nimjee and will strongly recommend him to others.

  • Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

    The doctor was very easy to understand while explaining what to expect. By easy to understand I mean putting things into terms that were understandable and not technical terms that only doctors could understand.

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