Rami Kahwash

Rami Kahwash, MD

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

Insurances We Accept

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
AdditionalLanguagesISpeak
  • 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.

120 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 May 13, 2020

    Great doctor explained everything well.

  • Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

    Telemed visit - good experience. Sent e-mail to provider, received confirmation from office it was being forwarded but did not receive response concerning med. adjustment.

  • Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

    No bad experiences.

  • Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

    Very good no problems.

  • Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

    Dr. Kahwash was amazing - Very patient and kind. Excellent approach to teaching me about my new medical diagnosis.

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

    All good/no bad.

  • Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

    He listened to all of my concerns and explained his understanding of my situation extremely well.

  • Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

    Excellent care and attention shown and given.

  • Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

    He is very nice, he listens well & seems to be very knowledgeable.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Kahwash has reported no relationships with companies or entities.