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Cognitive Division
Memory Disorders Clinic
Memory Disorders Research Center
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Appointments and Referrals

Director
- Douglas Scharre, MD
Faculty
- Anahita Adeli, MD
- Shu-ing Chang, PharmD
- Rebecca Davis, RN, LISW
- Maria Kataki, MD, PhD
- Brendan Kelley, MD
- Renee Kovesci, MS, CNP
Research Staff
- Jennifer Icenhour, BA
- Kelly Ortman, BA
- Nicole Vrettos, BS
- Meredith Wessner, MA

Contact us at 614.293.4969

Dr. ScharreDouglas Scharre, MD
Director, Division of Cognitive Neurology
Associate Professor of Neurology

Medical Director, Neurobehavior and Memory Disorders Clinics
Medical Director, Forest Hills Center for Alzheimer's
Director, Neurodegenerative Disease Brain Tissue and Cerebrospinal Repository (Brain and CSF tissue banks)

OSU Appointment: 1993

Background: Dr. Scharre received his medical degree from Georgetown University and completed his neurology residency at Letterman Army medical Center in San Francisco. After completing a Neurobehavior fellowship at UCLA, he joined the OSU faculty in the Department of Neurology in 1993. Dr. Scharre is a board-certified neurologist with special interests in dementia-related behaviors and degenerative dementias.

Dr. Scharre's conducts clinical research in dementia and mild cognitive impairment that have been funded by NIH, foundations, and industry. He has many active grants including clinical drug trials using cognitive enhancers and behavioral therapies, functional neuroimaging studies using SPECT and MRI, and screening for mild cognitive impairment and early dementia diagnosis. He has published journal papers, book chapters, and abstracts in the area of cognitive neurology including dementia, Alzheimer's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, chorea-acanthocytosis, frontal lobe disorders, inherited neurologic disorders, visual agnosia, and optic aphasia. He has published on the neuropsychiatric aspects of neoplastic, demyelinating, infectious, and inflammatory diseases of the brain, on biomarkers in Alzheimer's disease including beta-amyloid protein and tau protein, on functional neuroimaging with SPECT scanning, and on treatment of behavioral disturbances in dementia. He lectures frequently on topics of dementia, Alzheimer's disease, behavioral management of dementia, and other aspects of cognitive neurology.

Clinical Interests: dementia, Alzheimer's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, chorea-acanthocytosis, frontal lobe disorders, inherited neurologic disorders, visual agnosia, and optic aphasia

Publications: Pubmed.com list of recent publications by Douglas Scharre, M.D.

Appointment Phone: (614) 293-4969
Fax: (614) 293-6111

Address:
395 W. 12th Ave
6th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210