Shahid Nimjee

Shahid Nimjee, MD, PhD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

About Me

As a neurological surgeon at Ohio State, I specialize in open and endovascular neurosurgery. I believe in delivering the best possible care to patients when treating their conditions.

Because of my dual training in open and endovascular neurosurgery, I can focus on the optimal treatment for each patient rather than focusing on a technique of therapy. Being at the forefront of new treatments for neurovascular disease that have had a positive impact on patient outcomes fuels my passion for my career.

What I love most about working at Ohio State are the extensive resources that are available to patients. Everything a patient needs for his or her treatment and recovery, from the intensive care unit to the nationally recognized on-site rehabilitation institute, Dodd Hall, is right here at Ohio State. Because of these resources, we are able to provide the most complete care for our patients.

When I’m not at the hospital, I enjoy using Ohio State’s Recreation & Physical Activity Center (RPAC) and spending time with my family.


  • Received the National Institutes of Health research award during first year on faculty at Ohio State
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for contribution to patient care, teaching and scholarship
  • Recruited to Ohio State to join nationally-recognized faculty of neurosurgeons providing care in all sub-specialties of neurosurgery

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Stroke
  • Spine

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Duke University School of Medicine


Neurological Surgery
Duke University Medical Center
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2012


Duke University Medical Center
7/1/2012 - 6/1/2014

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81 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

22 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Oct 03, 2018

No bad experience - Was put at ease by explanations of my problems. Thank you very much Dr. Nimjee. (The best!)

Reviewed on Oct 01, 2018

great doctor and very personable. i even told him how "normal" he was for a brain surgeon

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr. Nimjee was exceptionally attentive answered all of my questions. I was very pleased with this appointment and think Dr. Nimjee sets the bar exceptionally high.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr. Nimjee was outstanding! P.S. I could hear him talking in the hall before he came in to see me, and he was very nice and jovial w/everyone he was speaking with - which set the tone for my excellent visit. His manner w/me was much the same - he is a nice guy!

Reviewed on Jul 06, 2018

Called me personally before I got home to follow-up.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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