Karolina Zareba

Karolina Zareba, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 156 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 60 Patient Comments

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About Me

As a cardiologist, I specialize in cardiovascular imaging and work closely with my patients to formulate individualized care plans with special consideration for their cardiovascular health. I treat numerous heart conditions including coronary artery disease, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and women’s heart disease. It’s important for my patients to be actively involved in their own care, so I encourage them to ask questions and stay involved. I begin the process of treatment by addressing any concerns that my patients or their family may have, before conducting a thorough evaluation of their cardiovascular health.

What I love most about The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the opportunity to work with a talented and dedicated team to advance patient care through clinical and research endeavors.

When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my son and husband, gardening and cooking.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017-2019
  • Specialize in cardiac MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and CT (computed tomography)
  • Member, Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance
  • Associate Program Director of the Cardiovascular Diagnostics Training Program
  • My research focuses on MRI techniques to better diagnose cardiovascular disease
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Polish

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cardiology
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Cardiac Imaging Techniques
  • Echocardiography
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension
  • Primary Prevention

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY
8/11/2003 - 5/6/2007


McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

6/29/2007 - 6/30/2008


McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

7/1/2008 - 6/30/2010


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

7/1/2010 - 6/30/2013


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Cardiovascular)

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Cardiovascular Medicine


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

156 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    5 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    5 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

    Knowledgeable, patient, supportive.

  • Reviewed on Aug 03, 2020

    Dr. Zareba is the best there is, period! She goes above & beyond her duties as a cardiologist. She is a very caring, kind, & good hearted doctor. Has always had great concern for my health & well being.

  • Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

    Always great!!!

  • Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

    I've been well treated by all the staff at OSU Medical Ross, & James.

  • Reviewed on Jun 27, 2020

    All good

  • Reviewed on Apr 08, 2020

    Dr. Zareba was wonderful! Very personal & thorough.

  • Reviewed on Apr 08, 2020

    Open-minded to my questions about her diagnosis.

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

    Dr. Zareba is and always has been a caring person I trust in her. My heart problem has progress over the last five yeras (we just found) my hopes are, that she will be checking on it, and monitoring it and me even more closely -

  • Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

    Dr. Zareba seems very knowledgeable and engaging. I appreciate that she showed me my scans and reassured me about my health. She also presented choices on how to follow up which was respectful & I felt listened to. She also called me later that day with blood test results & explained them which surprised me in a positive way.

  • Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

    Dr. Zareba is above excellency, very proficient.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Zareba has reported no relationships with companies or entities.