Ragavendra Baliga

Ragavendra Baliga, MBBS

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • 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) 293-7677

About Me

Ragavendra Baliga, MBBS, MBA, FACC, FRCP, FRS (Med), is assistant director of new business development and a professor of internal medicine 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 is the editor-in-chief for Heart Failure Clinics of North America, the associate editor for American College of Cardiology and 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 Royal Society of Medicine in the United Kingdom, as well as the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh and the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Baliga’s clinical interests include general cardiology, hypertension, elevated cholesterol and heart failure. His research focuses on heart failure, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, atherosclerosis and angina.

Highlights

  • 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

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

MBBS
Bangalore Medical College
12/31/1984

Residencies

Internal Medicine
Bangalore Medical College
2/1/1987 - 12/31/1987

Cardiovascular Medicine
St. Mary's Hospital Medical School
7/1/1989 - 7/30/1990

Fellowships

Cardiovascular Medicine
Brigham & Woman's Hospital
7/1/1995 - 6/30/1997

Heart
Boston University School of Medicine
1/1/1997 - 12/31/1998

Cardiovascular Medicine
Southwestern Medical Center
8/1/1998 - 6/30/1999

Internal Medicine
Aberdeen Royal Hospitals
10/1/1990 - 6/30/1992

Cardio Disease
Hammersmith Hospital
7/1/1992 - 6/30/1995

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
8/16/2010

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology)
10/23/2012

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Cardiovascular)
11/4/2011

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Cardiovascular Medicine

Reviews

148 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.7
  • Listens Carefully 4.7
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.6
  • Shows Respect 4.8
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr. Baliga & his assistant were very kind, concern & answered question & offered explanation in talk we understood. Both made us feel at ease.

Reviewed on Feb 01, 2019

Good experience overall

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Very good.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2018

The wonderful nurse Shannyn was extremely helpful as always. She is excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018

Dr. Baliga is exceptionally good!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2018

Parking was a nightmare. Exceptional treatment.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018

Easily expressed what was necessary to improve my health.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

Listened to all we had to say.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

Very nice and helpful. Very informative.

Reviewed on Jul 06, 2018

Always have a good visit.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, 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
  • Elsesevier Publishing
  • Oxford University Press
  • Springer Publishing Company
  • Wolters Kluwer
  • McGraw Hill Education