Charles Bush

Charles Bush, MD

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

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

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • 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


124 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 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.9
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 07, 2019

dr bush saved my life 8 years ago.

Reviewed on Jan 05, 2019

I have had nothing but good experiences.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2018

Dr Bush is very nice, friendly. really cares

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

In the care of a PREVIOUS cardiologist (at another hospital), I had several serious complications. My primary phys. suggested I change cardiologist and recommended Dr. Bush @ OSU. I have been satisfied 100%, with the care Dr. Bush has given me in the past 10 yrs.!

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2018

gave me the time and answered all my question . leave the office with comfort.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2018

I feel 100% better when I leave Dr Bush even if I'm really not. He gives me a mental lift and encouragement to do what I need to do. I am always eager to hear what he has to say.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

He is always the BEST.

Reviewed on Aug 05, 2018

Dr. Bush is the best dr. I have ever gone to.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

He manages to see me when its really necessary and he doesn't do unnecessary testing. So professional, very knowledge in his field of cardiology. I trust and respect him as a person & doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

Always excellent.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Bush has reported no relationships with companies or entities.