About MeRami 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.
- 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
Specialties and conditions I treat
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine
- Heart Failure
- Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
- Heart-Assist Devices
- Heart Transplantation
- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Coronary Care Units
Locations where I practice
Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Education and training
University of Damascus
University of Kentucky Hospital
7/1/2001 - 6/30/2003
More about my work
University of Kentucky Hospital
7/1/2004 - 6/30/2007
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2008 - 6/30/2009
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Cardiovascular)
News about me
58 Patient Satisfaction ReviewsThe patient satisfaction rating is an average of all 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.
4.8 out of 5
- Explains Things Clearly 4.8
- Listens Carefully 4.7
- Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
- Knows My Medical History 4.8
- Shows Respect 4.9
- Time Spent Together 4.9
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 03/28/2017, Dr. Kahwash has reported financial relationships with the medical device, research and/or drug companies 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.