PowersCiaranMDPhD7224Assistant Professor
Vice Chair of Clinical Quality & Operations

College of Medicine
Department of Neurological Surgery

D3 McCampbell Hall
1581 Dodd Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

N1018 Doan Hall
410 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-293-0689
Fax: 614-366-3388

Dr. Powers started as an assistant professor here at OSUWMC in July 2010. He was recruited here to be an endovascular neurosurgeon.

Research interests

  • Early changes in intracellular signaling pathways following subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Neurocognitive outcome following subarachnoid hemorrhage

Active Funding

Dr. Powers secured an internal grant from the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) for translational research and an external grant from the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. He has used these grants to generate data on changes in microRNA levels in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Grant funds have supported the Laser Capture Core Facility for RNA isolation and analysis.


MD/PhD: Georgetown University Medical Center; graduated cum laude. Doctoral Dissertation in Tumor Biology: “Pleiotrophin Signaling Through PTNR in Glioblastoma Multiforme”
Residency: Neurological Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship: Neurointerventional Radiology, University of Wisconsin
Fellowship: Neurointerventional Radiology, Duke University Medical Center 

Honors and News

Editorial Activities

  • Neurosurgery, 2010-present
  • Journal of Neurosurgery, 2010-present
  • British Medical Journal, 2012-present 


  • Outstanding Achievement in Patient Service, 2010
  • Excellence in Teaching Award. The Ohio State University Department of Neurological Surgery, 2010-2011
  • The Lawrence Mervis, M.D. Teacher Of The Year Award. The Ohio State University Department of Neurological Surgery, 2010-2011