Aristide Merola

Aristide Merola, MD, PhD

  • Neurology
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 84 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 34 Patient Comments

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About Me

As a neurologist, I focus on advanced therapeutic options for Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and tremor disorders. In particular, I use deep brain stimulation (DBS), intestinal and subcutaneous infusions, and other advanced therapeutic procedures. I also specialize in the treatment of dystonia, blepharospasm and other movement disorders with botulin toxin under electromyographic guidance.

I strongly believe in developing a therapeutic alliance with each patient to help them find appropriate treatment.

What I like most about Ohio State is the spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration between neurologists, neurosurgeons and basic science researchers. It’s a perfect match to advance the clinical and research standards of neuroscience into the era of human-technology interface.

In my spare time, I enjoy working out and traveling.
  • Author of more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific publications in international medical journals
  • A regular speaker at national and international meetings
  • Recipient of grants and research support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and pharmaceutical companies
  • Principal investigator of several clinical trials and research studies

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Blepharospasm
  • Infusions, Subcutaneous
  • Dystonia
  • Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Tremor
  • Deep Brain Stimulation

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Torino, Torino, Italy,
10/1/1998 - 10/20/2004


Universita Degli Studi di Torino, Torino,

2/1/2005 - 12/31/2009

Graduate Program

Universita Degli Studi di Torino, Torino,
1/1/2010 - 12/31/2013

Academic Information

My Department



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

84 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

    Good all the time & concerned.

  • Reviewed on Sep 07, 2020

    Dr Merola was very knowledgeable and explained my condition in an easy and understandable way.

  • Reviewed on Sep 05, 2020

    thank you

  • Reviewed on Sep 04, 2020

    first time meeting doctor I liked his friendliness and concern for my health.

  • Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

    Very thorough.

  • Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

    All good.

  • Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

    This was a new care provider - first time seeing him but was satisfied with results.

  • Reviewed on Aug 23, 2020

    Took his time to listen. I didn't feel rushed.

  • Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

    explained changes well, good listener

  • Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

    Doctor was very knowledgeable about what he was talking about. Which was a new study that I would be envolved

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Merola has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Theravance, Inc.
  • AbbVie Inc.