Douglas Scharre

Douglas Scharre, MD

  • Neurology

Appointments: (614) 293-4969

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.


  • Director, Division of Cognitive Neurology
  • Medical Director, Neurobehavior & Memory Disorders Clinics
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2015, 2017
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Neurology
  • 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.

Education and Training

Medical Degree

Georgetown University School of Medicine


Letterman Army Medical Center
7/1/1984 - 6/1/1987


UCLA Medical Center
7/1/1991 - 6/30/1993

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Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)

My Department



144 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.8
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2018

Nothing outstanding.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2018

he is EXCELLENT explaining situation

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2018

Appointment occurred on day of ice storm. Saw me even though 1 hr. late due to 3 accidents blocking all 3 routes from hotel. Worked (they)... hard to accommodate our Cincinnati schedule & travel needs for subsequent appointments in the 3 appointment series. & Staff.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2018

All very good!

Reviewed on Feb 07, 2018

Very helpful.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2018

an excellent experience

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2018

He seems to know his profession very well.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2018

We were very impressed with Dr. Scharre. He was very professional, organized and took the time to answer all of our questions. We feel very confident that he will be able to help us. He is an exceptional doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 05, 2018

Dr Sharre is a very kind doctor that listens to concerns and provides the best care for your loved one. He enjoys humor and goes over medications and prescribes only what he feels will benefit his patient.

Reviewed on Jan 03, 2018

I had a very good experience with Dr. Scharre. He answered my questions and gave me a thorough exam.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2017

Efficient, explained treatment plan.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2017

All went well.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2017

Extremely knowledgeable. Friendly. Sense of humor. Willingness to go the extra mile.

Reviewed on Nov 08, 2017

Dr. Scharre answered all my daughter & son's questions.

Reviewed on Nov 03, 2017

Great doctor and person

Reviewed on Nov 01, 2017

Dr. Scharre has a great personality to deal with dementia patients. He keeps it light which also helps the caregiver. He returned my phone call on a Friday night - impressed that he would be available.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2017

he's awesome

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2017

He is very good.

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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 03/26/2018, 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 at 614-293-7802.

  • Brain Test, Inc.
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Avanir