Ragavendra Baliga

Ragavendra Baliga, MBBS

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

Insurances We Accept


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

St. John's Medical College

St. Mary's Hospital Medical School

Boston University School of Medicine

Southwestern Medical Center

Hammersmith Hospital

Hammersmith Hospital

Aberdeen Royal Hospitals

Brigham & Woman's Hospital

Bangalore Medical College

Bangalore Medical College

Academic Information

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

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.

180 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 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!

  • Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

    I really like his professionalism and he fits with the way my mind thinks things out. He doesn't talk too fast for me. He is detailed about my medical stuff.

  • Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

    Very positive and helpful. Answered all my questions. I learned a great deal from this provider Dr. Baliga. He is very good.

  • Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

    I appreciated the doctors communication with me.

  • Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

    Dr. Baliga was very personable, caring; he explained my care very well. I was very impressed with him.

  • Reviewed on Jul 28, 2019

    everything went very well

  • Reviewed on Jul 09, 2019

    He talks at my level and thoroughly explains why he recommends what he recommend. Very encouraging doctor.

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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. Baliga has reported no relationships with companies or entities.