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Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Farsi
Surgeon Yes
Hillcrest Hospital
Primary Location

Hillcrest Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Chiari Malformation Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Deformity Correction
  • Fracture Care
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
  • Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Arthroplasty
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Spinal Deformity Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Decompression
  • Spine Reconstruction
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Spine Tumor Removal And Reconstruction
  • Surgery For Spinal Tumors
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery
View all 26 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Cancer (Brain Tumor)
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Metastases
  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Complex Cervical Deformities
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Gait Dysfunction
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Infection of the Spine
  • Leg Pain
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myelography
  • Neck Pain
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Scheurmann's Kyphosis
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spine Tumors
  • Spine Wellness
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
  • Syringomyelia
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
View all 42 Specialties +


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About Jonathan Rasouli, MD

Jonathan J. Rasouli, MD is a dual-fellowship trained complex spine and stereotactic & functional neurosurgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with University Honors from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and minors in Mathematics and Chemistry in 2007. Thereafter, he attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. In 2012, he joined the Department of Neurosurgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital for his neurosurgical residency and completed an enfolded fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery under Dr. Brian Kopell. During his residency, he focused his research efforts on deep brain stimulation, macro-economic healthcare outcomes, and the surgical treatment of adult spinal deformity. After residency, he completed a Combined Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH.

He published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has presented his work at national and international neurosurgical meetings. He has also provided interviews for CNN, Washington Post, Doximity, Becker’s Spine, and Spinal News International.

In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, exercise, writing, and spending time with friends and family.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Spinal Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY USA

Medical Education - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY USA

Undergraduate - Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA USA

Professional Highlights

  • Dr. Rasouli is actively involved in the various professional societies of neurosurgery and spine surgery. He is a member of the Young Neurosurgeons Committee for the Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). He is also a member of the Political Engagement Committee for the North American Spine Society (NASS). Dr. Rasouli is also a co-founder of the Virtual Global Spine Conference, a weekly teleconferencing platform designed to enhance the accessibility and availability of spine education to trainees and spine care providers.

Awards & Honors

  • 2020 AOSNA 18th Annual Fellows Forum Best Clinical Research Abstract Finalist

    2020 Patients’ Choice Award

    2019 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Resident Fellowship Award

    2018 Eagle Condor Humanitarian Global Surgery Travelling Scholarship

    2017 Resident Scholar Fellowship

    2015 Medtronic Functional & Stereotactic Neurosurgery Fellowship Award 

    2014 Featured article in September’s Reader’s Digest Magazine: Genius Edition

    2012 Research Distinction in Neurological Surgery

    2011 3rd Place Poster Presentation, Medical Society of New York Research Symposium

    2011 3rd Place Oral Presentation, Montefiore Medical Center Young Investigators Symposium

    2007 Sue B. Golding Service & Research Scholarship

    2007 Departmental Honors for Senior Thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University


  • 2020 - Present Young Neurosurgeons Committee, Member Elect        

    2020 - Present NASS Political Engagement Committee, Member Elect 

    2018 – 2020 CNS Resident Fellow Committee, Member Elect

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/2/2020, Dr. Rasouli has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

89 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Everything was explained very well and I feel comfortable with the procedure and the doctor's ability to perform it.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Dr Rausouli was so nice, very easy to talk to, & explained things welll.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Dr Rasouli was so nice, easy to talk, open to my concerns, explained things, and a caring of me as a person - not just another patient.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr. Rasouli is an excellent physician, one of the best I've met.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

I am very pleased with Dr. Rasouli's Care. He has done a wonderful job on my cervical issue and he is going to do an operation on my lower back so hopefully I can go to the Zoo with my five beautiful grandchildren again. He explains everything about my care and is very reassuring which gave me hope. we need more doctors like this.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

I have highly recommended CC and Dr Rasouli to many people. I received nothing but top notch care at your facility. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Dr.was very professional and friendly.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

I was very pleased with my visit and how well Dr. Rasouli was prepared and knowledgeable about my information and tests.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr. Rasouli took all of my medical conditions into consideration and provided me with more than one option to address my concern.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

pretty happy with the Dr. and his staff.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr. Rosouli explained before and after my surgery. It was so interesting. I would refer people to his practice

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

my doctor was a very nice and knowledgeable with my medical issues.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

was very pleased how quickly I was able to a Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

the Dr. was able to explain the percedure and able to put my mind at ease.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

The doctor was very courteous and explained everything very well he was also very helpful my whole experience the Cleveland clinic was very good

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