Treatment & Services
- Brain Biopsy
- Brain Tumor Surgery
- Cerebral Aneurysm Clipping
- Cervical Spine Surgery
- Chiari Malformation Surgery
- Complex Spinal Surgery
- Craniotomy For Brain Avm
- Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
- Lumbar Fusion
- Lumbar Spine Surgery
- Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques
- Spinal Fusion
- Spine Decompression
- Thoracic Spine Surgery
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
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Spina Bifida
- Spinal Cancer
- Spinal Disorders
- Spine Tumors
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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
- ATLS Certified
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
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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.
|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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