Ragavendra Baliga

Ragavendra Baliga, MBBS

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
4.8 out of 5
  • 211 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 55 Patient Comments

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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

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 & Woman'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 Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Cardiovascular)

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.

211 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jun 08, 2020

    Everyone was very friendly and willing to help with all my needs.

  • Reviewed on May 07, 2020

    Dr. Baliga is an excellent provider, taking time to educate and motivate me to better health outcomes. He shows passion for his profession which gives me confidence. I would highly recommend Dr. Baliga -

  • Reviewed on Mar 08, 2020

    Very good doctor.

  • Reviewed on Feb 06, 2020

    A promise to get more exercise is sealed with a hand-shake. The doctor always makes me want to improve as a patient.

  • Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

    Took time - answered questions well - willing to listen.

  • Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

    Dr. Baliga is amazing! He expresses such appreciation to his complete team; his entire team gets credit from him - a humble, giving doctor with the medical expertise to match, he also gives his nurse, Shannyn, so much credit & praise, rightly so. He takes all the time with his patients that is needed. He goes out of his way, even to being the only doctor to attend the "Healthy Hearts" group's Christmas dinner to mingle with patients!!! That is his personal time he gave - incredible. He is relentless in getting the heart healthy message of exercise, eating, etc., to his patients.

  • Reviewed on Dec 06, 2019

    Dr. Baliga is the best cardiologist I ever had. He really inspires and motivates me to take better care of myself. Plus he has a very pleasant personality and a sense of humor.

  • Reviewed on Dec 05, 2019

    Very professional.

  • Reviewed on Nov 16, 2019

    Care from the Dr. and team has been good. We are having a difficult time finding the right balance of meds needed to battle the cancer and allowing some quality of life.

  • Reviewed on Nov 04, 2019

    Very, very good experiences; excellent! None bad at all!

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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