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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 Medical Center
Omaha, NE USA

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

Additional Training

  • ATLS Certified


  • Physician Assistant

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

159 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

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

My person is so cool Susan jarubic I may not have spelled that right she works with Dr. Vorster she always takes time and explains everything s. Ss

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

There are some things you need to see the provider for in person. And there are some things you can discuss over a video visit. I love that I can do either one. I was able to see my MRI scans on her screen and discuss them with her. And I saved the time and energy of driving all the way to the main campus.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Very professional and courteous care provider

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

She answered all my questions but still waiting to speak with the doctor

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Was reserved about just seeing a physician's assistant at first. Susan was very educated and informative. Was very pleased at the care I received from her. I've seen multiple providers here in Columbus and nobody has an answer. The drive to Cleveland was well worth it even though we know we'll need to come back and we're not gonna get an answer overnight. I pray that someone can figure this out.

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.

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