I’m a complex spine and peripheral nerve surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive techniques that treat a variety of spinal and nerve conditions. I received a master’s degree in public health from the University of London and my medical training and PhD from McGill University. I completed a residency in neurological surgery at the University of Toronto and finished two fellowships in peripheral nerve and complex spine surgery. I serve as an assistant professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery. I’m also the director of the Division of Degenerative and Deformity Spinal Surgery.
My current research focuses on developing and validating surrogate markers that can help better predict functional recovery after traumatic spinal cord injury. The results of this research will help guide the rational design of human trials evaluation of the potential of stem-cell therapies. I also oversee several clinical trials evaluating new implants to enhance the safety and efficacy of spinal surgery. My research has been published in numerous scholarly journals, including the Journal of Neurotrauma and The Journal of Neurosurgery Spine.
Working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center allows me to provide cutting-edge treatment and care while also participating in advancing standards of care through research and education. The academic nature of practicing at The Ohio State University allows me to faithfully track patient outcomes and promote the development of new technologies to give them a better life.
- Co-director of The Ohio State University Spine Program
- Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017
- Lawrence J. Mervis, MD, Teacher of the Year Award in the Department of Neurological Surgery, 2013
- Clinical research highlighted on the cover illustration of the Journal of Neurosurgery Spine (Volume 30: Issue 6, 2019)
- Currently conducting several investigator-initiated trials evaluating outcomes and new therapies for various spinal conditions
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Spinal Diseases
- Spinal Injuries
- Back Pain
- Spinal Cancers
- Peripheral Nerve Tumor
- Trauma, Nervous System
- Sprains and Strains
- Spinal Stenosis
- Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
- Lumbar Vertebrae
- Spinal Cord Compression
- Intervertebral Disc Displacement
- Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
- Peripheral Nerve Injuries
- Spinal Fractures
- Spinal Curvatures
Locations Where I Practice
543 Taylor Avenue
Columbus, OH 43203
300 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
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
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec,
8/1/1996 - 6/30/2002
Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto,
7/1/2002 - 6/30/2006
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec,
8/19/2002 - 4/27/2006
Toronto Western Research Institute, Toronto,
7/1/2006 - 6/30/2008
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
7/1/2008 - 1/31/2009
Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
1/1/2009 - 6/30/2009
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.
209 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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 11/21/2019, Dr. Farhadi has reported no relationships with companies or entities.