Ralph Augostini

Ralph Augostini, MD

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Appointments: (614) 293-7677

About Me

Ralph Augostini, MD, FACC, is the co-director of the electrophysiology training program and director of the ambulatory device clinic. As a cardiologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, he specializes in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Augostini was named one of America’s Best Doctors in 2009. 

An associate professor of clinical medicine at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, Dr. Augostini earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, and fellowships in cardiovascular disease and cardiac electrophysiology and pacing at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Dr. Augostini’s clinical and research interests include electrophysiology, pacing and ablation. Dr. Augostini is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society, and a member of several professional organizations, including the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology.

Highlights

  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac
  • Device Removal
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
  • Defibrillators, Implantable
  • Coronary Care Units

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

M.D.
SUNY Health Science Center College of Medicine
6/1/1990

Residency

Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Hospitals
7/1/1991 - 6/30/1993

Fellowships

Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Hospital
7/1/1993 - 6/30/1996

Electrophysiology
Cleveland Clinic Hospital
7/1/1996 - 6/30/1998

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
9/22/1993

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Cardiovascular)
11/20/1997

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology)
11/3/1999

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology)
11/30/1999

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Cardiovascular Medicine

Reviews

139 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 02, 2018

It was great experience.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2018

Dr. Augostini is the best! Always asks about me and answers my questions. I'm very comfortable around him. He has a great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2018

I cannot tell you enough how blessed I feel to have a kind & understanding doctor. I tell everyone OSU is the BEST!

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2018

Very friendly and explained things very well

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2018

Provider take every good care & talk about and answer my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2018

Dr. Augostini has been my cardiologist for over 15 years. He listened to me when all other cardiologists dismissed me, telling me there was nothing wrong with me. He always spends as much time with as I need, listening to what I say and always explains things in a way I can understand.

Reviewed on Dec 02, 2017

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Augostini taking care of me. His expertise, demeanor, care, professionalism, thoughtfulness and smile all contribute to my complete confidence in Dr. Augostini.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2017

always excellent care

Reviewed on Nov 01, 2017

explained all problems with confidence.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2017

Dr. Augostini gave me a clear and helpful description of why I need a defibrillator (ICD).

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2017

My care provider has always been attentive and concerned with my well being and care.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Augostini has reported no relationships with companies or entities.