Francis Farhadi, MD, PhD

  • Director, Neurosurgery Spine Program
4.54 out of 5

Specialties

Conditions

  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Canal stenosis
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Cervical spondylolysis
  • Disk herniation
    • Lumbar spinal stenosis
    • Peripheral nerve sheath tumor
    • Radiculopathy
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal cord compression
    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Spinal cord tumor
    • Spinal tumor

Procedures Performed

  • Spine Surgery
  • Discectomy
  • Minimally invasive lumbar decompression
  • Minimally invasive neurosurgery
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
    • Spinal fusion surgery
    • Spinal deformity surgery

About

I am a complex spine and peripheral nerve surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive techniques that treat a variety of spinal and nerve conditions. I received a master’s degree in public health from the University of London and my medical training and PhD from McGill University. I completed a residency in neurological surgery at the University of Toronto and finished two fellowships in peripheral nerve and complex spine surgery. I served on faculty for over 10 years at the Ohio State University in the Department of Neurological Surgery.

My current research focuses on developing and validating surrogate markers that can help better predict functional recovery after surgery for a variety of conditions including traumatic spinal cord injury and myelopathy. The results of this research will help guide the rational design of future human trials. I also oversee several clinical trials evaluating new implants to enhance the safety and efficacy of spinal surgery. My research has been published in numerous scholarly journals, including the Journal of Neurotrauma and the Journal of Neurosurgery Spine. Working at UK allows me to provide cutting-edge treatment and care while also participating in advancing standards of care through research and education.

Faculty Rank

  • Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Awards

    Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017

    Lawrence J. Mervis, MD, Teacher of the Year Award in the Department of Neurological Surgery, 2013

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Training & Education

Degree

MSc PH, University of London, England
MD, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
PhD, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Residency

Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Fellowship

Peripheral Nerve, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
Spine Surgery, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.

Certifications and Special Training

FRCS(C), Neurosurgery

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.54 out of 5
34 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    I like how he explained things and gave me the choice of what was best for me

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    Good Dr. Farhadi is so nice.

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    I have faith that I will receive quality care here at UK.

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    Dr Farhadi was excellent and very professional. He explained everything in detail and made me very comfortable with my decision of having surgery. A great physician

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    They good people.
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      I finally was told the real truth about my condition because the provider took the time to access and do ex-rays! I so appreciated that!
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      Very knowledgeable and understanding
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      She grabbed my hands and was squeezing them. When I took my hands away she was rude. She said hateful you you want an exam or not. When I told her they hurt bad she rolled her eyes. I will not be back at all.
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      Kyla was wonderful Dr. Farhadi was also.
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      The main dr. never looked at my arm was in and out of the room in less than 5 mins.
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      I expected a more detailed explanation of exercises/procedures to avoid spinal deterioration or slow it down.
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      My experience was really unprofessional and _____ communication.
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      Dr. Farhadi gave me my life back! I am so thankful to him and his team who took amazing care of me when and after I had surgery.
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      Good
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      Dr. Farhadi answered all of my questions. He was great with me! He was courteous and kind and very patient with me.
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      The intern or doctors assistant came in after me waiting for about 15-20 min. and let me know the dr. was running behind then she checked my reflexes and then left out the dr. finally came in he never had any contact with me he stood across the room and abruptly told me he couldn't help me and left. I was in a state of shock and felt slighted by the dr. I was not treated professionally and felt disappointed.
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      After waiting all that time. He spent about 7 or 8 minutes with me.
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      All questions were answered to our satisfaction
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      I am well pleased with everything and everyone at this medical center....
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      Good communication through out the appointment
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      Very good.
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      Everything was great
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      My stay in the hospital was really good and the appointments were great. Everyone treated me with respect and willing to help me as much as they could. I was very pleased
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      I recommend Dr.Farhadi to all my friends. He is a very good surgeon.
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      All our concerns were taken seriously
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      A very good experience and good discussion with Dr. Farhadi.
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      Good
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      All area of care was very good the question asked were answered with my understanding
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      Surgeon has not believed problems after initial surgery and after this second surgery which should never have happened. Acts like I'm a hysterical old woman. I'm a highly respected retired nurse who has never had a problem with any physician surgeon or otherwise.
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      My surgeon is very good at what he does
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      Very professional and friendly person
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      I'm very happy with the care I have received from my Dr. And his PA s .
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      Excellent PA and doctor.
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      Very pleased