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.
Highlights
  • 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

Education History

Medical School

Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
MD
8/1/1998 - 5/30/2003

Internship

Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, CA

6/1/2003 - 6/30/2004

Residency

UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

7/1/2004 - 6/30/2007

Fellowship

Albany Medical Center, Latham, NY

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)
1/22/2010

Academic Information

My Department

Neurology

Reviews

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.

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211 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

    She gets right to the point. Answers all questions truthfully.

  • Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

    Dr. Changizi is the best.

  • Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

    extremely helpful and thorough in diagnosing and explaining illness, options and suggestions. very friendly and welcoming and caring.

  • Reviewed on Dec 02, 2020

    VERY GOOD.

  • Reviewed on Nov 01, 2020

    very thorough exam, videoed my movements, prescribed meds

  • Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

    all good

  • Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

    Dr. C is very attentive to my concerns and listens with an evaluative mindset. She provides thoughtful information related to research, which I greatly appreciate.

  • Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

    Dr. Changizi is consistently professional, attentive, knowledgeable, and takes the time to listen to areas of concern expressed. She is precise in refining the programming on the DBS, both left and right, taking all measures of precision in refining it to patient's tolerance, speech, and fine motor skills. We travel a few hours to see her, but our confidence in her skills make it worthwhile. I would much prefer to travel farther and see her than go to a neurologist in closer proximity to my home.

  • Reviewed on Oct 11, 2020

    very knowledgeable and concerned

  • Reviewed on Oct 06, 2020

    She is very professional. Dr. Changizi shows how caring she is by making me feel very comfortable. I am able to talk to her about my concerns.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Changizi 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.

  • AbbVie Inc.