Ragavendra Baliga

Ragavendra Baliga, MBBS

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 89 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 31 Patient Comments

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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

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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 & 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 Certifications

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

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Cardiovascular)

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.

89 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 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 17, 2021

    Good person - great doctor.

  • Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

    Doctor make an effort to get to know me as a person not just a patient needing medical care.

  • Reviewed on Jun 08, 2021

    He's the kindest, most caring doctor. His follow-up test and suggestions for my improvement are his main concern.

  • Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021


  • Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

    Dr.Balliga is a very good doctor and I enjoy my visit with him.

  • Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

    Excellent and very thorough I was very impressed.

  • Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021


  • Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

    Explain thing to me when didn't understand and listened to me and answered all my questions.

  • Reviewed on Feb 08, 2021

    Very caring, knowledgeable, professional, listened well.

  • Reviewed on Feb 01, 2021

    They were very caring.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Baliga has reported no relationships with companies or entities.