Douglas Scharre

Douglas Scharre, 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.

About Me

I specialize in cognitive disorders and dementias, including Alzheimer's disease.

The care I provide takes into account that every patient is unique. They come with different talents, varied experiences and diverse environmental and family circumstances.

After a thorough evaluation, I can determine the diagnosis and create a personalized care plan for the patient’s specific medical needs.

Every patient and family deserves to be informed and educated on their medical issues and potential research opportunities. Patients at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center benefit from new discoveries and scientific advances as we strive to provide you with the best possible care.


  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2018
  • Director, Division of Cognitive Neurology
  • Medical Director, Neurobehavior and Memory Disorders Clinics
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2015, 2017
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Lewy Body Disease
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure
  • Neurobehavioral Manifestations
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Memory Disorders
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Dementia

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Georgetown University School of Medicine


Letterman Army Medical Center
7/1/1984 - 6/1/1987


UCLA Medical Center
7/1/1991 - 6/30/1993

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Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)

My Department



198 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.7
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 09, 2019

Dr. Scharre is the very best!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

I always appreciate Dr. Scharre's dead pan humor -

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019


Reviewed on Mar 06, 2019

Dr Scharre is great

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

kind, friendly, concerned

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

Dr. Scharre is professional, courteous and easy to understand. I feel lucky to have him on my team.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

Caring and patient.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2018

He explained everything. He has a good sense of humor. He told me that he was going to speak to my husband.

Reviewed on Jun 09, 2018

Dr. Scharre is the BEST. Very concerned about my emotional and mental health. He is the perfect Neurologist.

Reviewed on Jun 06, 2018

Care provider very easy to understand - Kind, etc., Dr. Scharre - Fell better after seeing him.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Scharre has reported no relationships with companies or entities.