Douglas Scharre

Douglas Scharre, MD

  • Neurology
  • Physician

Clinical Professor of Neurology

4.9 out of 5
  • 83 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 37 Patient Comments

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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,” 2018-2022
  • 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

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 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.

83 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022


  • Reviewed on Sep 06, 2022

    He is a neurologist/specialist & he is excellent - knows @ understands Frontal Temporal Disease (FTD) we appreciate him

  • Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

    No bad experiences by physician and all the staff, from beginning to end of my appointment!!

  • Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

    Dr. Scharre is amazing

  • Reviewed on May 27, 2022

    The provider is very good. While the patient was being tested the doctor talks with the caregiver to get a "picture' of what is happening with the patient. There is a rushed feeling because he usually is running late. He listens quite well to the conversations.

  • Reviewed on May 25, 2022

    I was attended to quickly, by professional and enjoyable persons and I felt heard and appropriately listened too.

  • Reviewed on May 12, 2022

    I can't imagine a better doctor, great bedside manner, clearly an expert

  • Reviewed on Apr 30, 2022

    Care exceeded my expectations. Very comprehensive in assessing my condition

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 09/30/2022, 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