Barbara Changizi

Barbara Changizi, MD

  • Neurology
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 293-4969

About Me

I’m a neurologist. I specialize in movement disorders. Patients with these disorders experience involuntary movements, such as tremor or abnormal postures, or have difficulty moving due to slowness and stiffness.

I treat a variety of movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonian syndromes, tremor, dystonia, ataxia, Wilson’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome. I have special training in deep brain stimulation (DBS), a surgical treatment that can help patients with movement disorders.

My philosophy as a physician is to encourage patients to be as educated as possible on their condition. I try to educate in the office and provide resources for patients to review at home. Patients should understand what is happening to them and what treatments can help them. I want my patients to leave the office feeling empowered about their future.

Being a neurologist and a deep brain stimulation specialist has been rewarding. I have had a patient send me a video of himself joyously dancing after undergoing surgery. Another patient proudly told me she was able to cook Thanksgiving dinner for her grandchildren after surgery. Another patient who had been confined to a wheelchair went on to compete in a 10K race after having DBS surgery. Moments like these are why we go into medicine.


  • American Academy of Neurology, member
  • North American Neuromodulation Society, member
  • Medical advisor to the National Parkinson Foundation, Central Ohio Chapter
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Myoclonus
  • Movement Disorders
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Dystonia
  • Tremor
  • Essential Tremor
  • Tics
  • Ataxia
  • Torticollis
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Blepharospasm
  • Chorea
  • Huntington Disease
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Supranuclear Palsy, Progressive
  • Parkinsonian Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training


Mattel Childrens Hospital
7/1/2004 - 6/30/2007


Movement Disorders
Albany Medical Center
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008

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Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)

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269 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.8
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

61 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Dr. Changizi was very attentive and concerned about new symptoms and addressed them. She was thorough and showed interest and concern.

Reviewed on Oct 08, 2018

Dr. Changizi spent an hour with me; I can honestly say I don't think my previous neurologist has spent that much total time with me in the 5 years since I was diagnosed with Parkinson's! She listened, looked a my records, and was clear that she felt I'd been under treated ,,, I got the definite impression that she will stay on top of things ... and that she'll work to find the best treatment for me.

Reviewed on Oct 04, 2018


Reviewed on Sep 30, 2018

Medical knowledge and intent is great - Punctuality is horrible consistently have to wait anywhere from a minimum of 1/2 hour. This visit was almost an hour. I have remarked previously but no improvement.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018

First visit. Asked for assistance to attain information she may not have from other Physicians providing care not in the OSU System

Reviewed on Sep 09, 2018

very pleasant

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Very plastic and well prepared, listen to me and gave me believe I was in good hands.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018


Reviewed on Jul 07, 2018

I am so very comfortable with Dr. Changizi and feel as if I could discuss anything with her. She is attentive, caring, and extremely knowledgeable. She gives me options and then waits for my thoughts on them. I would, and have, recommended her to several people.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018

This doctor provided possibly the best overall explanation of my health situation that I've ever received. I really appreciate that.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Changizi has reported no relationships with companies or entities.