Ragavendra Baliga

Ragavendra Baliga, MBBS

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 92 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 34 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 & 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

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.

92 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 Dec 18, 2020


  • Reviewed on Dec 03, 2020

    I was very pleased he gave me all the time I needed & explained things.

  • Reviewed on Nov 28, 2020

    I went for concerns and answers to tests results from another hospital and he made me feel at ease and that my health is important to him.

  • Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

    He is always interested and giving good life advice as well as explaining my test results in an understandable way.

  • Reviewed on Nov 03, 2020

    He made me feel like he had my best interest about my heart problem.

  • Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

    Dr. Baliga was very friendly and professional. It was my first visit with him and he made me feel very comfortable to express my concerns, and <span class='highlight hasPHI'>desire</span> of outcome. He did not go over my echo results, but he was aware I had access to MY CHART which I did review. I understand the providers will notify me of any result that would require immediate attention.

  • Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

    Excellent experiences with care provider. He answered all my questions and made good suggestions.

  • Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Jun 08, 2020

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

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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.