Friday, May 24, 2013
The Department of Neurology at The Ohio State University is dedicated to improving people's lives through innovation in research, education and patient care. The department provides a wide range of services for neurological problems. Areas of specialty for OSU Neurology include include epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, higher cortical function disorders, neuro-oncology, sleep disorders and neuromuscular disease such as muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
The Memory Disorders Clinic provides comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other related memory disorders. The center is currently conducting several research trials on Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment, and older adults with no memory loss. Anyone who is interested in finding out more about our research studies should contact Jennifer Ferguson at 614-293-6761 or Jennifer Knick at 614-293-6882.
Founded in 1995, the Madden-National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence provides clinical care for over 400 Parkinson's patients annually. Medical care includes conventional treatments, as well as industry-sponsored investigational drug trials for Parkinson's disease. These trials enable patients to access treatment options that would not be otherwise available in the Ohio Valley region.
The mission of the Huntington Disease Society of America (HDSA) Center of Excellence is to provide state of the art medical treatment for individual's with Huntington's Disease. Genetic counseling and testing services are provided on site, as well as ancillary social and psychological support for patients and their families.
The Central Ohio Multiple Sclerosis Center has registered over 1,500 patients with MS and cares for approximately MS 400 patients a year. Patients have the opportunity to participate in large multicenter clinical trials or in studies involving diagnosis or pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis.
Department of Neurology faculty who serve as NetWellness experts are Punit Agrawal, DO, David Beversdorf, MD, Rebecca Davis, RN, LISW, Sandra Kostyk, MD, PhD, Leopold Liss, MD, Yousef Mohammad, MD, MSc, George Paulson, MD, Douglas Scharre, MD, Karen Thomas, DO. They answer questions in a variety of topics, including Alzheimer's Disease, Autism, Bleeding and Clotting Disorders, Huntington's Disease, Pain Management, Parkinson's Disease, and Stroke.
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Last Reviewed: May 01, 2007
Douglas W Scharre, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University