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H. Francis Farhadi, MD,PhD

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(614) 366-4961


  • 2013 Lawrence J. Mervis, MD, Teacher of the Year Award, department of neurological surgery
  • Participation in clinical trials evaluating outcomes and new therapies for varied spinal conditions

I specialize in:

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Peripheral Nerve Tumor
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Diseases
  • Trauma, Nervous System


My expertise is in a highly specialized area of medicine — neurosurgery. As a fellowship trained spine surgeon, I specialize in minimally invasive techniques that help treat both simple and complex spinal conditions. Most spinal and nerve ailments do not require surgery, but rather a multidisciplinary treatment approach. Symptoms related to the aging spine can be caused by a variety of issues. At Ohio State, we are able to provide patients with a tailored multidisciplinary approach. This focuses on the least invasive techniques aimed at returning them to their normal activities. As a physician who specializes in complex spinal and peripheral nerve surgery, I understand each individual's unique circumstances and needs. I work closely with our team and with patients every step of the way to prevent and treat nervous system disorders. From diagnosis to follow-up care, I assess and recommend the optimal set of measures for every patient. I enjoy working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. It's a privilege to associate with others who value and achieve excellence in health care. Working here allows me to provide cutting-edge treatment and care, while also participating in advancing standards of care through research. The academic nature of practicing at Ohio State allows us to faithfully track patient outcomes and contribute to the advancement of patient care. In my free time I enjoy relaxing with my family, spending time outdoors, traveling and playing classical music.

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My Background


Neurological Surgery
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
7/1/2008 - 1/31/2009

Neurological Surgery
Jackson Memorial Hospital
1/1/2009 - 6/30/2009


Neurological Surgery
Toronto Western Hospital
7/1/2002 - 6/30/2006

Medical Degree

McGill University

My Department

Neurological Surgery