H Francis Farhadi

H Francis Farhadi, MD, PhD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 293-8714

About Me

My expertise is in a highly specialized area of medicine — neurosurgery. As a fellowship trained spine surgeon, I specialize in minimally invasive techniques that help treat both simple and complex spinal conditions.

Most spinal and nerve ailments do not require surgery, but rather a multidisciplinary treatment approach. Symptoms related to the aging spine can be caused by a variety of issues. At Ohio State, we are able to provide patients with a tailored multidisciplinary approach. This focuses on the least invasive techniques aimed at returning them to their normal activities.

As a physician who specializes in complex spinal and peripheral nerve surgery, I understand each individual's unique circumstances and needs. I work closely with our team and with patients every step of the way to prevent and treat nervous system disorders. From diagnosis to follow-up care, I assess and recommend the optimal set of measures for every patient.

I enjoy working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. It's a privilege to associate with others who value and achieve excellence in health care. Working here allows me to provide cutting-edge treatment and care, while also participating in advancing standards of care through research. The academic nature of practicing at Ohio State allows us to faithfully track patient outcomes and contribute to the advancement of patient care.

In my free time I enjoy relaxing with my family, spending time outdoors, traveling and playing classical music.


  • 2013 Lawrence J. Mervis, MD, Teacher of the Year Award, department of neurological surgery
  • Participation in clinical trials evaluating outcomes and new therapies for varied spinal conditions
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Spinal Injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Trauma, Nervous System
  • Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement
  • Spinal Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Spinal Cancers
  • Peripheral Nerve Tumor
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Kyphosis
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Curvatures

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


Neurological Surgery
Toronto Western Hospital
7/1/2002 - 6/30/2006


Neurological Surgery
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
7/1/2008 - 1/31/2009

Neurological Surgery
Jackson Memorial Hospital
1/1/2009 - 6/30/2009

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85 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.4 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.4
  • Listens Carefully 4.4
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.4
  • Knows My Medical History 4.3
  • Shows Respect 4.6
  • Time Spent Together 4.2

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 08, 2019

My doctor was amazing! He was extremely knowledgeable & caring. My only complaint is that I had to wait 1 hour & 30 min. to see Dr. Farhadi. But I'm excited to work with him b/c of how personable & knowledgeable he was about my injury.

Reviewed on Jan 08, 2019

Dr. Farhadi is wonderful he is kind & knowledgeable spends time with you answers question in a manner you can understand would recommend him highly.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2018

So grateful for Dr. Ferhadi and his research coordinator Amy. GREAT people!

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2018

The best.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

Dr. Farhadi is generally concerned about your health/back problems. He even took the time to personally call you to see how you are doing on what you thought was the problem he could help you with. I have great respect for him along with confidence on what the procedure he needs to do. Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 07, 2018

Dr. called me himself to schedule a appointment. Really think a lot of him for doing that.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2018

All good.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2018


Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018


Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

Called me on a Sunday afternoon!! That is great medical care & concerns! Was able to get an earlier surgical date!

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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. Farhadi has reported no relationships with companies or entities.