Charles Bush

Charles Bush, MD

  • Interventional Cardiology

Appointments: (614) 293-4299

About Me

Charles A. Bush, M.D., is Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, and served as Director of the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital at The Ohio State University Medical Center from 2004-2012. He has been a long-time leader at OSU, serving as chief of staff from 1991 to 1993 and director of the cardiac catheterization labs for 26 years.
Dr. Bush received his bachelor of arts degree (magna cum laude) in 1962 from Kent State University and medical degree from Western Reserve University in 1965. Dr. Bush completed his post-graduate training, including residencies and fellowship, at The Ohio State University. He served as captain in the United States Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base from 1967-1969.
Dr. Bush has authored more than 100 publications, abstracts and books/chapters. He serves on the editorial boards of several major journals including Annals of Internal Medicine, Chest, Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis. He has led many continuing education programs and national meeting presentations.
Dr. Bush is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians and the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention and a member of the American Heart Association and American Medical Association.
Dr. Bush sees patients at the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital.
Dr. Bush has received many honors and achievements. Among them, Professor of the Year by The Ohio State University College of Medicine and the Charles F. Wooley, M.D., Transmission of Excellence Teaching Award.


  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Valve Diseases

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


Internal Medicine
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
1/1/1966 - 1/1/1971


Cardiovascular Medicine
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
1/1/1971 - 6/1/1972

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Cardiovascular)

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Cardiovascular Medicine


86 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.9
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018

He has always been excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 05, 2018

Dr. Bush always takes time to listen, answer questions and is just a great Dr.

Reviewed on May 27, 2018


Reviewed on May 24, 2018


Reviewed on May 10, 2018

Excellent doctor. Very kind.

Reviewed on May 01, 2018

very helpful

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

Very kind & friendly.

Reviewed on Apr 03, 2018

Always excellent care.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2018

He is is fabulous! He always explains things thoroughly and asks if I have any further questions. He is so knowledgeable! He asked excellent questions and was aware of all my medical history. He suggested doing blood work, which turned out to be something I needed. Dr. Bush has a heart for his patients. Thank you to Ohio State for getting the best drs. That is what is most important to patients.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2018

Always very comfortable with Dr Bush

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Bush has reported no relationships with companies or entities.