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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

126 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

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Very very very good doctor right here. She was the only one, since I received a diagnosis, to sit me down and answer my questions and provide any type of information for me. She listened intently and eased my worries while giving me all the information I needed. She was amazing. Honestly I have never had a doctor who was so attentive and focused on my care. She changed my mind about the people at cleveland clinic with her amazing bedside manner and care. Very insightful and smart and relatable. You need to give her a raise!

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Dr Susan is the first Dr to actually listen to me, believe me and remember what I said. Then she talks to me strait and clearly discusses what is next

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

I appreciate her knowledge and the fellow providers that she consulted with for my best follow up care

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

We got there at 12 for a 1 o'clock because we left home early because on the snow. (we live 2hrs. Away) The Dr. Came out herself at 12:15 and got us. That showed us how much she cares about her patients. THANKS DR. Susan J Jakubek

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Doctor was amazing and gave me alot of confidence in future appointments and confidence in the ability to work together in my care with Spina Bifida as I age, with my finding lack of experience with previous care physicians. As well as the assurance of other staff members to also help with further care! Thank you!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

I look forward to working together with this Dr as well as anyone else she adds to my cade team

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Dr Sue is wonderful an addresses all my concerns

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Susan is truly the best provider I have ever had. She is always helpful and very quick to respond to any needs and is always respectful and here for you!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Susan Jakubek, NP was kind, compassionate, a careful listener who was very educated in her field and after seeing many providers over the last three years for my health issue, Susan Jakubek was the first who made me feel heard and seen. She was amazing and exceeded all expectations.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Beverly helped tremendously set up appointments with Brain tumor board. Dr.Barnett, Dr Vorster

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Everything was wonderful, Doctor Susan is the most clear, to the point and down to earth doc I have ever known. She made sure I heard and understood everything I needed to know about my test results. I am thankful that she is my doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Susan has a quick response time when answering my emails and if she is out, another doctor sends me a message on her behalf.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Susan, on Dr. Vorster's team, has helped me immensely. I live in Cincinnati, Oh and did not receive the same care down here. I was brushed off with a 4mm tonsillar ectopia and diagnosed with Chronic Migraine. Susan ordered more tests. I travelled to the clinic in September for a LP for OP. It was higher than it should be and we discussed treatment options. If it wasn't for Susan, I would not understand what is going on with my brain. I greatly appreciate her thoroughness and willingness to help. I ask her a lot of questions and she is always able to answer and explain with ease.

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.

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