Rami Kahwash

Rami Kahwash, MD

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
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Appointments: (614) 293-7677

About Me

Rami Kahwash, MD, is a cardiologist and an assistant professor of clinical medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Kahwash earned his medical degree from Damascus University in Damascus, Syria.

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

Dr. Kahwash has published peer-reviewed journal articles and is a member of several professional societies, including the American College of Cardiology, the Heart Failure Society of America and the American Medical Association.

His clinical interests include heart failure, cardiac transplantation, implantation of internal cardiac devices, invasive cardiology and diagnostic coronary angiography. Dr. Kahwash’s 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
  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  • Heart-Assist Devices
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Transplantation
  • Coronary Care Units
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

MD
University of Damascus
7/1/1997

Residency

Internal Medicine
University of Kentucky Hospital
7/1/2001 - 6/30/2003

Fellowships

Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Kentucky Hospital
7/1/2004 - 6/30/2007

Heart Failure
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2008 - 6/30/2009

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
8/19/2003

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

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

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Cardiovascular Medicine

Reviews

104 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 4.8
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 02, 2019

Dr. Kahwash reviewed results of the last two angiograms that had been performed for me studying them very carefully and thoroughly and explaining results clearly.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2019

Dr. Kwasha is an outstanding doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 09, 2019

I was very well treated.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

Both are terrific.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

Very direct, warm and task oriented.

Reviewed on Oct 04, 2018

Again... "A+"!

Reviewed on Sep 08, 2018

Very clear.

Reviewed on Sep 07, 2018

Dr. Kahwash explained my test results to me in a way I could understand. He also went on to explain the level of severity of my situation which put me at ease.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

Very good.

Reviewed on Aug 03, 2018

Very well pleased and could recommend to others.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, 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.

  • Akcea Therapeutics
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Medtronic
  • Abbott