H Francis Farhadi

H Francis Farhadi, MD, PhD

  • Neurological Surgery

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

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

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

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

McGill University


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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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. Farhadi has reported no relationships with companies or entities.