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

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

William Beaumont Army Medical Ctr

Letterman Army Medical Center

UCLA Medical Center

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Academic Information

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)

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.

218 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 Aug 26, 2019

    Charming as usual.

  • Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

    We talked about things concerning my health problems.

  • Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

    He is a gem. Extremely knowledgeable concerning his speciality. Keeps you at ease with his pleasant personality and good humor.

  • Reviewed on Jun 04, 2019

    Dr. Scharre is the best choice I could have made for my wife. He is a true professional and we are blessed that we are under his care.

  • Reviewed on May 30, 2019

    always answers questions. Addresses the patient but includes spouse . always answers emails promptly.

  • Reviewed on May 29, 2019

    Took good care of me. Always do!

  • Reviewed on May 28, 2019

    All pleasant.

  • Reviewed on May 16, 2019

    Dr. Scharre always pays direct attention to patient & not just family input.

  • Reviewed on May 16, 2019

    Dr. Scharre is brilliant in his specialty, warm and inviting, reassuring, helpful, very focused on the individual, and has a great sense of humor appropriately--he makes the appointment always feel RIGHT, and you have the confidence that his investment is thorough and particular to YOU. He is very caring and is available via e-mail, and responds immediately. It is a great comfort and reassurance to have him directing one's very personal needs and care.

  • Reviewed on May 13, 2019

    Dr. Scharre is a caring humble and brilliant doctor! I feel blessed to be his patient.

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