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 Our Experts

Director of the Center for Neuromodulation Dr. Rezai is a world-renowned expert who trained with French researchers who developed DBS in the late 1980s while looking for a way to mitigate the tremors caused by Parkinson’s disease. He has performed more than 1,600 deep brain stimulation (DBS) operations.

According to Dr. Rezai, “Our team is among the most experienced in the country with neuromodulation.” Ohio State physicians and researchers are committed to research and finding other clinical applications for DBS such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, epilepsy, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, autism and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We are invested in your health care and the health care of future generations.

To make an appointment with any of our physicians, please call 855-255-0550.

Ali Rezai, MD

Stanley D. and Joan H. Ross Chair in Neuromodulation
Director, Neuroscience Program
Director, Center for Neuromodulation
Board Certified in Neurosurgery

Milind Deogaonkar, MD

Neurosurgeon, Clinical Associate Professor

Punit Agrawal, DO

Neurologist
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology

Barbara Changizi, MD

Assistant Professor - Clinical
Department of Neurology

Team Members

The success of our Center for Neuromodulation is due, in part, to the strong teamwork and collaboration among many different types of physicians and healthcare providers. This team includes:

  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neurologists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Physician assistants
  • Patient coordinators

This multidisciplinary team works together to conduct comprehensive evaluations that will ensure optimal selection of surgical candidates and enable us to make the best treatment choices for patient outcomes. ​​​​​​​​​

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