Ragavendra Baliga

Ragavendra Baliga, MBBS

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician

Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 93 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 31 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

Ragavendra Baliga, MBBS, MD, MBA, FACC, FRCP, FI-CO, is Inaugural Director, Cardio-Oncology Center of Excellence and a Professor of Internal Medicine/Cardiology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Dr. Baliga earned his medical degree from St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore University, India, and his MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He completed a clinical fellowship in cardiology at the Royal Postgraduate School of Medicine, University of London, and a clinical and research fellowship in cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass. Dr. Baliga was a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Boston, and completed two more advanced fellowships in cardiac specialties: one at Boston University Medical Center and one at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Dr. Baliga was the editor-in-chief for Heart Failure Clinics of North America, is the CME editor for American College of Cardiology and is section editor of the Cardiosource Review Journal and the section editor for the Journal of American College of Cardiology—Cardiovascular Imaging. In addition, Dr. Baliga is the editor-in-chief of the popular textbook Practical Cardiology.
He was elected a fellow of the International Cardio-Oncology Society, a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh and the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Baliga’s clinical interests include Cardio-Oncology and heart failure. He is the recipient of the American College of Cardiology Gifted Educator Award in 2017 and OSU College of Medicine LSI Preceptor of the year 2021.

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

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Electrocardiography
  • Coronary Care Units
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore, India,
1/1/1978 - 12/31/1984


St. John's Medical College, Bangalore 5,

1/1/1985 - 12/31/1987


Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore, India,

2/1/1987 - 12/31/1987

Senior Medical Resident

Hammersmith Hospital, London,

6/1/1988 - 7/30/1989


St. Mary's Hospital Medical School, London W2 1PG,

7/1/1989 - 7/30/1990


Aberdeen Royal Hospitals, Aberdeen,

10/1/1990 - 6/30/1992


Hammersmith Hospital, London,

7/1/1992 - 6/30/1995


Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

7/1/1995 - 6/30/1997


Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

1/1/1997 - 12/31/1998


Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

8/1/1998 - 6/30/1999

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology)

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Cardiovascular Medicine

More About My Work


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.

93 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

    Dr. Baliga is excellent!!

  • Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

    He is the best. Love the way he explains things in illustrative terms that stick with you. Patient listener.

  • Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

    Dr Baliga is an expert in his field. He is caring and respectful. He is thorough in his care. He explains so his patient understands. He is an awesome doctor.

  • Reviewed on Jan 05, 2022

    All good.

  • Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021

    Very friendly and focused on my conditions

  • Reviewed on Dec 07, 2021

    He is an example of exemplary care and recommendation to me - He listened attentively and provided his advice concerning my care.

  • Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

    Gave me advice on how to improve my medical health.

  • Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

    Excellent unbelievable

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 10/25/2021, Dr. Baliga has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • American College of Cardiology
  • MasterMedFacts LLC