Comprehensive Spine Center

FarhadiFrancisClinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
Director, Spinal Surgery Fellowship Program

College of Medicine
Department of Neurological Surgery

Comprehensive Spine Center
543 Taylor Ave., Suite 1029
Columbus, OH 43203

N1021 Doan Hall
410 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Research interests: Brain and spinal cord injury, peripheral nerve injury, stem cells

Current Research: Dr. Farhadi’s laboratory is focused on developing and validating small animal models of central and peripheral nervous system injury that can be used to test the potential of stem-cell implantation to enhance functional recovery. Cultured embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells differentiated along myelinating glial paths — either oligodendroglial or Schwann cell — are being transplanted at various stages and time points following injury along with growth factor support to determine whether locomotor activity and other functional outcome measures can be improved. The results and conclusions drawn from such studies will help guide the rational design of human trials evaluating the clinical potential of stem-cell therapies.

MPH: University of London
MD: McGill University

Post-Graduate Training:  
Residency: Neurological Surgery, Toronto Western Hospital
Fellowship: Peripheral Nerve, Barnes-Jewish Hospital Complex Spine Surgery
Fellowship: Jackson Memorial Hospital

Editorial Activities/Medical Journals:

  • Neurotrauma, 2013-present
  • Spinal Cord, 2013-present
  • Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 2013-present

2013 Lawrence J. Mervis, MD, Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Neurological Surgery

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