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
  • 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. 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

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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.

82 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 Feb 08, 2021

    Dr. Scharre is top notch.

  • Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

    Dr. Scharre is the absolute best doctor I've ever had.

  • Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

    Always a pleasure to see Dr. Scharre - he provides the best of care for my wife.

  • Reviewed on Jan 08, 2021

    All went well.

  • Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

    Dr. Scharre is an excellent dr. Always kind. He takes his time with you always answering any concerns you may have. NEVER RUSHES YOU.

  • Reviewed on Nov 06, 2020

    Excellent; provided understandable explanation; thorough in examination and treatment.

  • Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020


  • Reviewed on Oct 09, 2020

    I had a good experience with our doctor. He was very thorough in his assessment. He ask a lot of question.

  • Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

    Dr. Scharre is a great communicator - very friendly, well informed, we really like his personality.

  • Reviewed on Mar 09, 2020

    Dr. Scharre has been my Neurologist for 28 years. He is the best professional that I have found in U.S.A.

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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 11/01/2020, 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.
  • Acadia
  • Office of the Federal Public Defender
  • Biogen
  • Vascular Scientific, LLC