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,” 2018-2019
  • 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, 2019
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
8/1/1979 - 5/1/1983


William Beaumont Army Medical Ctr, El Paso, TX

7/1/1983 - 6/30/1984


Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

7/1/1984 - 6/1/1987


UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

7/1/1991 - 6/30/1993

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)

Academic Information

My Department


More About My Work


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.

76 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 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
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 08, 2021

    Very very good.

  • Reviewed on Sep 03, 2021

    Dr. Scharre is patient and always straight forward.

  • Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

    Dr. Scharre allow my daughter, who lives with me, to join the conversation, because she is the only one who takes care of me daily! She had to work important calls. She had to attend. She works at home. I thought that was very nice.

  • Reviewed on Aug 09, 2021

    Wonderful caring doctor!

  • Reviewed on Aug 09, 2021

    Dr Scharre is warm caring personality with humor with a vast knowledge of Frontaltotemporal degeneration.

  • Reviewed on Jul 07, 2021

    We are so very lucky and grateful to be cared for and guided through this condition by Dr. Scharre. He is, of course, eminent in his specialty, and there is tremendous security and reliance on that fact. We are absolutely sure that every possible detail is being thought about, covered, and applied, as needed. He is also very personable (funny!) and intuitive; so focused on the individual patient and the welfare of the family, and life. It is a true gift to be associated with him and everyone at neurology. We are blessed. As a result, we believe that the outcome of this care reaches beyond what one might hope, and there is great comfort and security in this.

  • Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

    Top shelf. Very knowledgeable, caring, etc.

  • Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

    The doctor is very well informed.

  • Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

    Excellent. Had a clear path for finding the problems I was experiencing. It was a conversation, not an inquisition. He covered every aspect of my being in determining what tests to run. Very thorough.

  • Reviewed on Apr 08, 2021

    Dr. Scharre is the best!

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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. Scharre 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.

  • Brain Test, Inc.
  • Eisai, Inc.
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Acadia
  • Office of the Federal Public Defender
  • Biogen
  • Vascular Scientific, LLC
  • Medscape/WebMD
  • PEARL Labs, Inc.