Rami Kahwash

Rami Kahwash, MD

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

Insurances We Accept

614-293-7677

About Me

I am a cardiologist and a 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

  • Organ Transplantation
  • Cardiology
  • Transplantation
  • 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 (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.

139 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 Oct 31, 2021

    Dr. Kahwash sets the standard on patient care and explaining test results and options. You can tell he cares about his patients. I wish more doctors were like this physician. He is the best!

  • Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

    Very good - patient, explains every thing, pleasant demeanor, comforting, caring. Answers all our questions & concerns.

  • Reviewed on Oct 07, 2021

    Dr. Kahwash explained the diagnosis & explained additional testing he would order. It was very helpful. He also responded with a MyChart message once all testing was done to be sure I understood no additional treatment was needed at this time. I appreciated this very much!

  • Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

    I feel confident seeing this dr.

  • Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

    Good Good

  • Reviewed on Sep 09, 2021

    Couldn't be better

  • Reviewed on Sep 03, 2021

    Dr. Kahwash is a wonderful, caring, excellent cardiologist. He spent time patiently explaining my condition & the procedure needed. He gave me hope that the procedure would help me a great deal. He is the best!

  • Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

    Always professional & courteous.

  • Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

    Answered questions & explained.

  • Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

    Excellent explanations, and replies to my questions. Very knowledgeable of my health and medical history. Dr. Kahwash was 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 10/25/2021, 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