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Department Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebral Aneurysm Clipping
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Chiari Malformation Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy For Brain Avm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Shunt
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Decompression
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery
View all 16 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aging Spine
  • Anaplastic Astrocytomas
  • Arachnoid Cysts
  • Brain Cancer (Brain Tumor)
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Metastases
  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Complex Cervical Deformities
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cancer
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spine Tumors
  • Spondylosis
  • Syringomyelia
View all 25 Specialties +


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About Susan Jakubek, PA-C

Over the course of my career development, I earned my Master's of Physician Assistant Studies through University of Nebraska with a focus in Neurological Surgery.  Throughout my career, I have been afforded the opportunity  to manage departments, develop and manage schedules, and have been involved in strategical corporate planning. As the lead clinical core team member for implementation of an EMR system, one of my most obscure accomplishments had been form/template editing and document building. Within the constructs of the electronic health framework program, I customized the system to function in a more efficient manner.

I am a nationally certified physician assistant and hold a current Ohio license with an active DEA license. Recently, I obtained my MBA with a focus in Healthcare management.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Kent State University
Kent, OH USA

Graduate School - University of Nebraska
Omaha, NE USA

Undergraduate - Cuyahoga Community College
Surgical Physician Assistant
Cleveland, OH USA

Additional Training

  • ATLS Certified

Specialty Interests

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Pseudo tumor Cerebri Chiari Malformation Spinal Disorders

Awards & Honors

  • Summa Cum Laude 1999, Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
  • Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa 1999
  • Magna Cum Laude 2003, Surgical Physician Assistant
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

104 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Susan is absolutely WONDERFUL. She is extremely knowledgeable and thorough, and more importantly, KIND. She addresses my concerns in a comforting manner and genuinely seems to care about my health and well being. I am extremely grateful to have her and Dr Vorster treating my brain tumor and shunt.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

a doctor who finally listened, and she set in place a plan of action

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

dr j is amazing. she takes her time with patient. I appreciate her so much

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

I wouldn't recommend any other care provider

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

I feel like... the ladies that answered my 1st call were amazing. I just called myself no referral they got me to the proper department, my ins. approved & my apt. was in 2 days! I was amazed! That doesn't happen @ the dr. I've been going to for 10 yrs.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Follow up visits appear easier to attain than initial visits. Not specific to this video visit - that is across the board. It may be worse now due to the huge demands on the medical staff dealing with the covid virus. I was recently disappointed when a few doctors I sought an appointment with (for a new primary care physician) were not taking new patients.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Susan Jakubek was absolutely wonderful. I have been through two years have begging doctors to just listen to me and help me find out what is wrong. I felt like I was finally heard and actually listened to! She makes me feel like there is a light at the end of this horrible tunnel I've been stuck in. She never dismissed me and immediately jumped into "let's find the issue so we can find a solution"! She was wonderful and I feel blessed to be in her care!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

thank goodness for Cleveland Clinic hospital and staff especially DR Vorster, and Susan J Jakubek

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Susan is the best: smart and helpful. I wish she could be on my team for spine surgery. She saved my brain with her frustration with my reluctance to have surgery. She was able to somehow cut through my fear and terror. Thanks for Susan and Dr. Vorster help. I'm recovering from surgery still but so much better already!

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