Douglas Hardesty

Douglas Hardesty, MD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

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About Me

I am a board-certified neurological surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgery for benign and malignant brain tumors, especially tumors of the skull base. I serve as an assistant professor of neurological surgery and otolaryngology – head and neck surgery, and I am the neurosurgical director of stereotactic radiosurgery. I received my medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed my residency in neurological surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Ariz. In addition, I completed subspecialty fellowship training in endoscopic skull base surgery at The Ohio State University.

In the Department of Neurological Surgery at Ohio State, I serve as the associate program director of the nationally accredited Skull Base Surgery Fellowship. I am also co-director of the ALT-VISION surgical anatomy lab, which pursues novel surgical approaches and anatomic knowledge. My research has been published in numerous scholarly journals, including Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery and Operative Neurosurgery, and I have presented more than 60 podium talks, posters and grand rounds presentations.

I love working at the OSUCCC – James because I am able to provide the highest level of care to my patients and work within a collaborative environment. Thanks to our experienced medical staff and research opportunities, we deliver innovative and personalized care to our patients. This includes using the most modern neurosurgical technology, such as the Gamma Knife ICON and microscopic fluorescence-based tumor visualization.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2019
  • Editor, Endonasal Section, CNS NEXUS project
  • Director of Neurosurgery Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Program
  • Co-director of the annual endoscopic endonasal surgery course
  • Faculty liaison for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Trauma Quality Management and Peer Review Committee
  • Faculty preceptor of the Longitudinal Practice Medical Student Program at The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Winner of the 2017 Clinical Abstract Award and Invited Speaker, Western Neurological Society

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Brain Cancers
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Meningioma
  • Neuroma, Acoustic
  • Pituitary Diseases
  • Pituitary Gland
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Prolactinoma
  • Radiosurgery
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
9/1/2007 - 5/1/2011


St. Joseph Hospital & Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

7/1/2011 - 6/30/2016


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017

Chief Resident

Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ

6/1/2017 - 6/30/2018

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Academic Information

My Department

Neurological Surgery

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. Hardesty has reported no relationships with companies or entities.