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Ali Rezai, MD

Director, Ohio State’s Neuroscience Program

Came to Ohio State from The Cleveland Clinic in 2009

A world expert in Deep Brain Sti​mulation surgery, with more than 1,600 procedures performed

President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), and the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)

Featured neurological expert by Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, 60 Minutes, CNN, NPR, NBC, ABC, CBS and BBC.

Dr. Ali Rezai is a world-renowned neurosurgeon whose work with brain pacemakers at Ohio State has transformed the treatment of neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease.

Like Dr. Rezai, the world’s best and brightest physicians and researchers are coming to Ohio State to create a new model for health care that is predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory. We call it P4 Medicine.

What attracted me to Ohio State? The expertise, dedication and passion of the Ohio State team, coupled with a strong collaborative atmosphere and visionary leaders. Ohio State provides a unique environment for innovation that fosters new discoveries, pushes forward the frontiers of medicine and improves patients’ lives.

How am I advancing personalized health care at Ohio State? Our team is working hard to improve the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy and other neurological disorders. Personalized health care will also help us determine the most effective therapy for each patient and monitor the progress of preventive and customized treatments.

But for Ohio State... people with severe neurological disabilities might never regain their independence. I’m gratified to help patients improve their quality of life and to play a role in training the medical staff who will continue to discover and innovate.

Ohio State’s reputation for excellence is drawing world-class talent to Columbus. We have attracted more than 215 experts in 2 years, and 87 percent of central Ohio’s Best Doctors are Ohio State faculty. Through their skill and dedication, we are delivering on our promise to improve people’s lives, and giving central Ohioans access to the very best care.​​​​​​​