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

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Electrocardiography
  • Coronary Care Units
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Bangalore Medical College


Cardiovascular Medicine
St. Mary's Hospital Medical School
7/1/1989 - 7/30/1990

Internal Medicine
Bangalore Medical College
2/1/1987 - 12/31/1987


Boston University School of Medicine
1/1/1997 - 12/31/1998

Internal Medicine
Aberdeen Royal Hospitals
10/1/1990 - 6/30/1992

Cardio Disease
Hammersmith Hospital
7/1/1992 - 6/30/1995

Cardiovascular Medicine
Southwestern Medical Center
8/1/1998 - 6/30/1999

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

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


84 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.6
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

8 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2018

The doctor was kind and encouraging to me.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2018

Very knowledgeable of my conditions but advises me in only his field of expertise. Easy to talk to and the provider has a great way to encourage me to do things that will improve my health - Not pushy but very understanding.

Reviewed on Feb 09, 2018

Nonjudgmental, knowledgeable, provider did not have clinic hours the day I was seen but he agreed to see me anyway as a favor to the referring provider.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2018

Reached out. Put me at ease. Gave great examples to explain.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018

Dr. & his nurse are wonderful, they listen & explain things clearly and even follow up to check on me! Great team!

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2017

Wonderful COMPASSIONATE doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2017

Dr. Baliga is not one of my favorite doctors. I had to wait over 25 min. to see him after I got back in the room. He always seems to be late. And does not seem to take much time and is always rushing.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2017

He is always both caring and stern, serious and light-hearted. I have nothing bad to say. He saved my life and helped me improve my condition.

Reviewed on Nov 03, 2017

Was very good & helpful with explaining why concern with my issue. Has a plan (good) and I feel very comfortable with him and the care that I will be getting he had a great sense of humor.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2017

Dr. Baliga is great and he really care about his patients.

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 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 614-293-7802.

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