Douglas Hardesty, MD, Neurosurgery, Columbus, OH, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


Neurosurgery Columbus, OH

Skull Base

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

Overview of Dr. Hardesty

Dr. Douglas Hardesty, MD, FAANS, is Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, and Co-Director of the Skull Base Surgery clinical fellowship, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He is also the neurosurgical director of the Gamma Knife and Stereotactic Radiosurgery program at OSU. Dr. Hardesty obtained his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and then completed residency in neurosurgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute. He completed sub-specialty fellowship training in endoscopic surgery under Drs. Prevedello, Carrau, and Otto in 2016-2017 at Ohio State before joining the faculty. He is board certified in Neurological Surgery by the ABNS. Dr. Hardesty has authored or co-authored approximately 75 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters; and more than 50 podium talks, posters, and Grand Rounds presentations. Dr. Hardesty's clinical interests are in endoscopic and open skull base surgery, and his research focus is in long-term quality of life for patients after skull base surgery.

Education & Training

  • Barrow Neurological InstituteResidency, Neurological Surgery, 2011 - 2018
  • Ohio State University HospitalFellowship, Neurosurgery, 2016 - 2017
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaClass of 2011

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2018 - 2022
  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 2014 - 2017
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Inductee Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2011

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Postoperative 30-Day Emergency Department Utilization After 7294 Cranial Neurosurgery Procedures at a Tertiary Neuroscience Center  
    Douglas Hardesty, MD, Journal of Neurosurgery

Press Mentions

  • Dawn Kessinger: Brain Tumor Leads to Clearer, Less Lonely Way of Thinking
    Dawn Kessinger: Brain Tumor Leads to Clearer, Less Lonely Way of ThinkingFebruary 5th, 2020

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations