Douglas Scharre

Douglas Scharre, MD

  • Neurology
  • Physician

Clinical Professor of Neurology

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 83 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 36 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


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 Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
  • 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
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Memory Disorders
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Dementia

Locations Where I Practice


in Martha Morehouse Outpatient Care
2050 Kenny Road
Pavilion 3rd Floor Suite 3100
Columbus, OH 43221


in Outpatient Care New Albany
6100 North Hamilton Road
5th Floor, Suite 5A
Westerville, OH 43081

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

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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 Center, El Paso, TX
7/1/1983 - 6/30/1984


Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
7/1/1984 - 6/1/1987


Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
7/1/1991 - 6/30/1993

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology-Neurology

Academic Information

My Department


My Division

General Neurology

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.

83 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Sep 05, 2023

    Dr. Scharre should be the role model for every med student. He listens, cares, and works with the patient.

  • Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

    For all these years, our gratitude for the care, expertise, and support that Dr. Scharre provides is without measure. Given the nature of his specialty, we know that so much can hinge on the very specific insight into the individual patient that informs the doctor's care, and so we feel that we could not be in better hands than with Dr. Scharre, who is always totally attuned. How lucky we are, and how we credit this care in making such a difference in coping with and even abating, the progression of the disease. Making the quality of life the best it can be under the circumstances. And providing superb support for loved ones/care givers, with strategies and guidance, and realistic expectations that are strengthening and comforting. And he has a wonderful sense of humor and cheerfulness (in total appropriateness) that helps with grounding and keeping perspective. Simply wonderful, always.

  • Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

    Listened and was kind.

  • Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

    Doctor was thorough, professional, and friendly. A smile goes a long way!

  • Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

    Dr. Scharre shared with us honestly what we were facing, what may follow and what we needed to do.

  • Reviewed on May 01, 2023

    None bad - very interested in me and what I was doing -

  • Reviewed on Apr 06, 2023

    All great. He didn't rush my appt. time.

  • Reviewed on Mar 29, 2023

    Always respectful and helpful.

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 09/29/2023, 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
  • Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
  • Office of the Federal Public Defender
  • Medscape/WebMD