Rami Kahwash

Rami Kahwash, MD

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

Insurances We Accept

614-293-7677

About Me

I am a cardiologist and an assistant professor of clinical medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. I earned my medical degree from Damascus University in Damascus, Syria.

I completed my residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. I also completed a fellowship in heart failure, cardiac transplantation and device-based therapy for heart failure at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

I have published peer-reviewed journal articles, and I am a member of several professional societies, including the American College of Cardiology, the Heart Failure Society of America and the American Medical Association.

My clinical interests include heart failure, cardiac transplantation, implantation of internal cardiac devices, invasive cardiology and diagnostic coronary angiography. My research interests focus on the area of cardiac resynchronization therapy and mechanical assist device for treatment of advanced heart failure.
Highlights
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Best Doctor in America 2017
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Arabic

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  • Heart-Assist Devices
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Coronary Care Units
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Damascus, Damascus,
MD
9/1/1991 - 7/1/1997

Internship

University of Damascus, Damascus,

1/1/1998 - 12/1/1999

Internship

University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, KY

7/1/2000 - 6/30/2001

Residency

University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, KY

7/1/2001 - 6/30/2003

Fellowship

University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, KY

7/1/2004 - 6/30/2007

Fellowship

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2008 - 6/30/2009

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
8/19/2003

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Cardiovascular)
10/31/2007

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology)
11/8/2010

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Cardiovascular Medicine

More About My Work

Reviews

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.

94 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jan 06, 2021

    I hold a <span class='highlight hasPHI'>deep</span> respect for Dr. Kahwash. He cares, and he understands and he tells it the way it is.

  • Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

    Very impressed with my doctor! Amazing guy!

  • Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

    Always very professional. He is always up to date with my condition and treatment options.

  • Reviewed on Nov 03, 2020

    Dr. Kahwash is an awesome physician caring, friendly, easy to understand one of the best.

  • Reviewed on Nov 02, 2020

    An excellent doctor.

  • Reviewed on Nov 02, 2020

    Rami Kahwash is a wonderful provider. He explains every detail in clean terms. I owe this wonderful man my life!

  • Reviewed on Nov 02, 2020

    Dr. Kahwash is very good doctor - Excellent memory, very professional, and yet friendly.

  • Reviewed on Oct 06, 2020

    The best.

  • Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

    Excellent.

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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 11/01/2020, Dr. Kahwash 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.

  • Medtronic, Inc.
  • Cardionomic
  • Impulse Dynamic