William Abraham

William Abraham, MD

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

Insurances We Accept

614-293-7677

About Me

Dr. Abraham earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, following which he completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He previously held leadership positions at the University of Colorado, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Kentucky. At the Ohio State University, Dr. Abraham holds several leadership positions including an Associate Dean position, managing the College of Medicine’s non-cancer clinical and translational research portfolio. As Division Director, Dr. Abraham has developed one of the largest and most successful academic programs of Cardiovascular Medicine in the U.S.

Clinically, Dr. Abraham is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology. He spends the majority of his clinical time managing heart failure patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Abraham has been recognized as one of the “Best Doctors in America” for fourteen consecutive years and has been ranked among the top 10% of physicians nationally in patient satisfaction.

Dr. Abraham’s research program focuses on elucidating basic mechanisms in heart failure and on clinical drug and device trials in heart failure. Dr. Abraham has received grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) including current NIH funding, the American College of Cardiology, and the Aetna Quality Care Foundation. He has made major contributions to advancing clinical science and patient care in heart failure in at least three areas: device development in heart failure; neurohormonal therapies in heart failure including beta-blockers, natriuretic peptides, and vasopressin receptor antagonists; and acute heart failure and renal dysfunction complicating heart failure. His work has contributed to the approval and adoption of several new therapies for heart failure, including beta-blockers, natriuretic peptides, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and implantable hemodynamic monitoring devices.

Dr. Abraham has authored more than 900 original papers, abstracts, book chapters, and review articles. His work has been published in high impact journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Circulation, the European Heart Journal, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Abraham has co-authored national heart failure practice guidelines and co-edited a leading textbook on heart failure entitled Heart Failure: A Practical Approach to Treatment and serves as series editor for the Color Atlas and Synopsis of Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr. Abraham serves on the editorial boards of several major journals. In 2014, 2015, and 2016, he was named to the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list and as one of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.

Highlights
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2017, 2018, and 2019
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2012–2019
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
MD
9/1/1982 - 6/1/1986

Internship&Residency

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

6/23/1986 - 6/1/1990

Fellowship

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

7/1/1990 - 11/30/1993

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
9/13/1989

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Cardiovascular)
11/1/1995

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.

149 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    5 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Apr 07, 2020

    Dr. Bill Abraham is the best Cardiologist on the planet!

  • Reviewed on Apr 02, 2020

    Dr. Abraham is outstanding! He probably saved my life because he "listened" to my symptoms and followed through with appropriate testing and recommendation for surgery. Stellar - not only in his area of expertise - but also in his attention to detail. Thx.!

  • Reviewed on Jan 09, 2020

    Best care I have ever received. Always prompt, friendly and knowledgeable - Explains things in a way I understand.

  • Reviewed on Dec 24, 2019

    All Good

  • Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

    Amazing doctor. Very knowledgeable, informed, caring, concerned. Fortunate to have Dr. William Abraham, an valuable asset to OSU!

  • Reviewed on Nov 01, 2019

    Dr. Abraham is always willing to take every question or give guidance on how we will be going forward with my heart disease.

  • Reviewed on Oct 24, 2019

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

    Always knowledgeable of my condition & always working with my others doctor's to coordinate meds.

  • Reviewed on Oct 08, 2019

    exceptional in his concern and listening skills and background knowledge of my medical history even in the minutiae details of me not wanting to tak a Statin drug! Clear and concise in delivering details to me in layman terms and spelling out details and citing a course of action to proceed. Asking my concerns and giving me the time at my appointment as not to rush me through to allow me to be completely comfortable in my treatment plan

  • Reviewed on Oct 04, 2019

    Keep up the great job. It's rewarding to know that I am in good hands.

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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 11/21/2019, Dr. Abraham has reported no relationships with companies or entities.