Ragavendra Baliga

Ragavendra Baliga, MBBS

  • Cardiovascular Disease

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.


  • 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

Bangalore Medical College


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


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

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

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

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Cardiovascular)

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Cardiovascular Medicine


113 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

23 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jul 06, 2018

He explains & encourages me with great fact & humor in a humble way with some of his personal exp.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

The doctor was OK. He kept telling me what he wanted me to do in the way of exercise but didn't listen to me when I told him of my knee problems. He didn't seem concerned. Just kept pushing me about other stuff. I know he meant well telling me what to do. But didn't seem to listen to me. I am thinking highly of going to another doctor for this issue not Dr. Baliga.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018


Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018

He is very good and I like the care he has provided me.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018

LOVE Dr. Baliga. However, he tells lots of stories and is quite verbal. I appreciate the intent of the stories, but if he was more succinct, it would allow for more thorough discussions of my questions/concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 04, 2018

Dr. Baliga was great! He spent plenty of time explaining my problem, my options and his suggested course of action. He made sure that we understood and agreed before he left the room. I appreciate his care and compassion during a stressful time in my life.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, 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 at 614-293-8000.

  • American College of Cardiology
  • Elsevier
  • Oxford University Press
  • Springer Publishing Company
  • Wolters Kluwer
  • McGraw Hill Education