About Me

As a general neurologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, with over 28 years of practice, I believe in caring for patients the way I want to be cared for. To me, this means being friendly, efficient and running on time.

I enjoy working with my patients and explaining diagnosis and treatment plans, as well as answering questions they may have. I try to always be friendly with superb bedside manner. Additionally, I generally answer all phone calls and emails within four hours.

My favorite part about working at Ohio State is the ability we have to collaborate with subspecialists to provide outstanding care to our patients, as well as collaborating with those conducting meaningful research in neurology.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending my free time drumming in a band, bicycling and working on my wife’s “to do list.”

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome
  • Cranial Nerve Diseases
  • Amnesia
  • Encephalomalacia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Myelitis, Transverse
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Vertigo
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Fasciculation
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Neuralgia
  • Demyelinating Diseases
  • Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure
  • Hypesthesia
  • Paroxysmal Hemicrania
  • Dyskinesias
  • Headache
  • Myoclonus
  • Ataxia
  • Leukoencephalopathies
  • Gait Disorders, Neurologic
  • Dementia
  • Memory Disorders
  • Movement Disorders
  • Tremor
  • Alzheimer Disease

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
9/1/1982 - 6/1/1986


Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH

7/1/1986 - 6/30/1987


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/1987 - 6/30/1990

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)

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.

167 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.6 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.7 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

    Nice Dr. Showed concern.

  • Reviewed on Jul 07, 2022

    Excellent experience, very knowledgeable and communicated well.

  • Reviewed on Jul 04, 2022

    Dr.Fahey is top notch. Always knowledgeable and caring about my dianosises and medications. Takes time to listen to all my concerns and gives me time to ask all questions.

  • Reviewed on Jul 03, 2022

    He was very professional and seemed like he was very interested in my getting the help I will need

  • Reviewed on Jun 01, 2022

    Very professional; thinks out of the box; went the extra mile & effort to determine the contributing factors to my illness where other providers fell short. Was willing to & did consult with other professionals & directed my care with other professionals with significant improve health outcomes for me. I'm very very thankful.

  • Reviewed on Jun 01, 2022

    Efficient, but not rushed

  • Reviewed on Jun 01, 2022

    Good experience all always around great experience

  • Reviewed on May 31, 2022

    I felt Dr. Fahey was rather dismissive but improved a bit when I ask a pertinent question(s) about which he should have already told me.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Fahey has reported no relationships with companies or entities.