Jonathan Rasouli, MD, Neurosurgery, Cleveland, OH, Cleveland Clinic


NeurosurgeryCleveland, OH

Neurosurgical Spine Surgery

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  • Jonathan J. Rasouli, MD is originally from Alpine, New Jersey. 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. 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. He published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has presented his work at national and international neurosurgical meetings. He has interviewed with CNN, Washington Post, Doximity, Becker’s Spine, and Spinal News International. He is currently completing the combined Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, exercise, writing, and spending time with friends and family.
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Skills & Expertise

  • Deep brain stimulation, Movement disorders, Parkinson's disease, Glioblastoma, Neurosurgical oncology, Primary brain tumors, Intra-axial brain tumors, Extra-axial brain tumors, Metastatic brain tumors, Spine deformity surgery, Neuromodulation surgery for psychiatric disorders, Complex spine surgery, Degenerative disk disease, Adult spinal deformity, Disk herniation, Spine trauma, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Education & Training

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Cleveland Clinic FoundationFellowship
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Mount Sinai School of MedicineResidency
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Mount Sinai School of MedicineFellowship
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Albert Einstein College of MedicineMedicalSchool
  • Virginia Commonwealth UniversityOtherTraining

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2019 - 2022
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2015 - 2021

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Functional & Stereotactic Neurosurgery Fellowship Award Medtronic, Inc, 2015
  • Featured Article Reader's Digest Magazine: Genius Edition, 2014
  • Research Distinction in Neurological Surgery Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2012
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Emerging Blockchain Technology Solutions for Modern Healthcare Infrastructure  
    Yaeger KA, Martini M, Rasouli JJ, Costa AB, J of Sci Innov in Med, 1/24/2019
  • Value Analysis in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery  
    Rasouli JJ, Skovrlj B, Qureshi SA, Contemporary Spine Surgery, 4/2017
  • Cervical Disc Replacement: Trends in Usage  
    Rasouli JJ, Skovrlj B, Qureshi SA, Contemporary Spine Surgery, 8/2015
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • The Case for T2 Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy in the Surgical Treatment of Rigid Cervicothoracic Deformity
    Rasouli JJ, Yuk FJ, Arginteanu MS, Steinberger A, Moore FM, Yao K, Gologorsky Y, 4h Annual International Spinal Deformity Symposium, New York, NY, 12/1/2018
  • Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields: A Novel Anti-Inflammatory Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury.
    Rasouli JJ, Lekhraj R, Pilla A, Strauch B, Casper D, The Albert Einstein College of Medicine Student Research Forum, Bronx, NY, 1/1/2011
  • Non-Thermal RF Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields Attenuate Post-traumatic Neuroinflammation.
    Rasouli JJ, Lekhraj R, Pilla A, Strauch B, Casper D, Medical Society of the State of New York Poster Symposium, Tarrytown, NY, 1/1/2011


  • "Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy: Applications to Neuronal Survival After Traumatic Brain Injury" 
    Clearwater, FL - 1/1/2011
  • "Non-Thermal RF Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields Attenuate Neuroinflammation After Traumatic Brain Injury" 
    Miami, FL - 1/1/2011
  • "Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Attenuates Interleukin-1Beta Expression and Microglial Activation After Traumatic Brain Injury" 
    Bronx, NY - 1/1/2011

Authored Content

  • Supracerebellar infratentorial approach for resection of pineal region tumorJanuary 2019
  • Doctors Are the Same All Over the WorldJanuary 2019
  • 5 Tips and Tricks to Help You Ace the USMLE Step 1September 2018
  • How to Stand Out When Applying to a Competitive Surgical Residency ProgramFebruary 2018
  • 4 Strategies for Earning Additional Income as a ResidentSeptember 2017
  • Finally, A Useful Tool When Applying to Residency ProgramsJune 2017
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Press Mentions

  • Education in spine care during COVID-19
  • Education in Spine Care During COVID-19May 18, 2020
  • Artificial Intelligence in Spine Care Is “Here to Stay”April 15, 2020
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  • Resident Fellow, Congress of Neurological Surgeons Resident Fellow Committee 2018 - Present

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Farsi

Hospital Affiliations