William Abraham

William Abraham, MD

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 136 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 40 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, 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


University of Colorado School of Medicine
6/1/1990


University of Colorado School of Medicine
11/30/1993

MD
Harvard University School of Medicine
6/1/1986

Academic Information

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
9/13/1989

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

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

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.

136 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 Aug 13, 2019

    Dr. Abraham is an excellent cardiologist. He has managed my recovery from a serious CHF condition

  • Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019

    The care provider is a world class high level professional. The top of his field.

  • Reviewed on Jun 03, 2019

    The doctor is the best. He saved my life 13 years ago and here I am! I respect him very much.

  • Reviewed on May 26, 2019

    He is always concerned and takes care of me.

  • Reviewed on May 01, 2019

    Exceptional.

  • Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

    He saved my life, Dr. Abraham is a quality physician and a good person.

  • Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

    I feel that Dr. Abraham takes the time to explain what is going on with my health issues.

  • Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Apr 02, 2019

    I was very concerned about my symptoms. Both Dr. Araham and his assistant, Dr. David, were detailed as they questioned me etc. My diagnosis was correct; surgery followed. I am delighted that Dr. Abraham is my doctor. He and his assistant are stellar in every way.

  • Reviewed on Apr 02, 2019

    Happy, joyful made me feel relaxed.

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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 12/20/2018, Dr. Abraham 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.

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • CVRx
  • Respicardia, Inc.
  • Sunshine Heart, Inc.
  • Edwards Lifesciences
  • Arca Biopharma, Inc.
  • GE Healthcare Inc.