Meet Shahid Nimjee, MD, PhD | Neurosurgeon | OSU Wexner Medical Center

My name is Shahid Nimjee and I am a neurosurgeon
at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, performing both general neurosurgery
with a subspecialty in open and endovascular neurosurgery. Neurosurgery, and specifically
vascular neurosurgery, has benefitted from improved imaging technology and endovascular
techniques that have allowed us to safely and more effectively treat a number of vascular
disorders that otherwise were very difficult to both access and sustainably treat. This
new burst of technology has resulted in enormous patient outcome improvement and it’s something
that when I saw on the horizon was being realized, I wanted to be a part of that. You know, by
virtue of being a tertiary care center we often are a second and third opinion for a
lot of patients with complex vascular diseases. And what I’ve found in my experience is that
they’ll have gone to one specialist that has told them one thing in terms of a method to
treat and they’ve gone to another specialist that has told them something completely different.
What I like to do with patients is to allow them to make the best decision they can make,
and my role in doing that is to provide them with the information. In today’s society,
patients have access to enormous amounts of medical information and my job is really to
distill that for them, allow them to understand it and help make the best decision they can
make for their care. The most rewarding part of my job is that we can face diseases that
were once considered deadly, we can alter the pathophysiology of that disease and with
the resources available at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, can take
patients to a place where they can return back to their families, cared for by an excellent
medical center.

1 thought on “Meet Shahid Nimjee, MD, PhD | Neurosurgeon | OSU Wexner Medical Center

  1. Without exaggeration, I would be a quadriplegic today if not for Dr. Nimjee. He is, without a doubt, my hero! You see, two (2 ) years ago my spinal cord (in my cervical area) was so severely compressed that I was told that I was one accidental bump to my neck away from being a quadriplegic. Dr. Nimjee performed emergency surgery {at OSU} on my neck, and my surgery was a total success! Before my surgery I was barely able to walk and had to use a wheelchair to get around. And, before my surgery, both of my hands and feet and arms and legs were completely numb. After my surgery I was able to walk with no help, and I no longer had any numbness anywhere on my body!! I was absolutely amazed!! He is certainly an excellent doctor and surgeon, and he truly cares about his patients! I will be forever grateful to Dr. Nimjee. He gave my life back to me….

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