Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital at nightAt Ohio State’s Heart and Vascular Center, patients have access to a level of care not available anywhere else in the region. The Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital was the nation's first academic hospital dedicated to cardiovascular care. Today, it remains a beacon for combining excellent patient care, innovative research and access to the most advanced treatments and technology in the region.

Together with our sister research facility, the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, our physicians and scientists are working on new and innovative treatments and testing the most advanced devices and procedures with a goal of improving the lives of our patients and stopping the impact of heart and vascular disease. 

Your heart and health are in good hands at Ohio State’s Heart and Vascular Center. Call to schedule an appointment with our heart and vascular experts.

 

Tour Ohio State's Ross Heart Hospital

Each floor of Ohio State's 290,000-square-foot, 150-bed heart hospital is dedicated to a specific service, such as cardiac surgery or vascular medicine. Our universal room model allows most patients to stay in the same private room and be treated by a dedicated care team during their hospitalization, regardless of changes in their condition.

Cardiac Care at Ohio State

Patients receiving cardiac care at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center have access to a large team of specialists, which can be particularly helpful in diagnosing and treating difficult or unique cases, says Sitaramesh Emani, MD. The physicians at Ohio State treat a wide range of cardiac issues, including advanced heart failure, which may be treated with mechanical heart support or cardiac transplantation, electrical issues, and congenital or genetic heart problems

Second Floor: Cardiac Catheterization

The cardiac catheterization experts at Ohio State's Ross Heart Hospital open blocked arteries with balloons and stents.

Fourth Floor: Surgery

You're in good hands with the surgical teams at Ohio State's Ross Heart Hospital, nationally recognized for the quality of their care.

Fifth Floor: Vascular Care

Ohio State's vascular care experts can treat even the most complex vascular conditions using advanced imaging techniques and minimally invasive surgical procedures.

Sixth Floor: Heart Failure

The collaborative approach to heart failure care at Ohio State's Ross Heart Hospital ensures that you get exactly the kind of care you need,including access to the most advanced heart failure treatments available.

Seventh Floor: Electro-physiology

When an electrical problem in your heart causes it to beat too quickly or slowly, experts at Ohio State are trained in a variety of procedures that can return your heartbeat to normal.

Our Leaders

Our leaders

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Thomas Ryan, MD, MBA

Director, The Ohio State University Heart and Vascular Center

He holds the John G. and Jeanne Bonnet McCoy Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, serves as the director of the Medical Center’s Heart Program and executive director of the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital. Dr. Ryan also serves as a professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Ryan has authored or co-authored more than 200 published articles, book chapters and abstracts. He is a national expert on cardiac ultrasound technology, and co-author of the leading textbook on cardiovascular ultrasound. Dr. Ryan is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography.

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Peter Mohler, PhD

Vice Dean for Research, College of Medicine, Director, Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute

Dr. Mohler, a prominent medical researcher, earned a doctorate in molecular physiology in 2000 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in 2004 at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Duke University. He was named a Pew Scholar by the Pew Charitable Trusts in 2007 and a Kavli Scholar of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2009. His research program focuses on solving the pathways underlying such conditions as cardiac arrhythmia, diabetes and neurological dysfunction.

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Ernest Mazzaferri Jr., MD

Ernest Mazzaferri Jr., MD, FACC, FSCAI is the Medical Director of The Ohio State University’s Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital and Professor of Clinical Medicine in Cardiovascular Medicine at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Mazzaferri is a high volume interventional cardiologist. He received the Healthcare Heroes Award from Business First in 2009 for his work with The Ohio State University Medical Center's STEMI (ST Elevated Myocardial Infarction) program, as well as the 2013 Pulse of Columbus Award, and the 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the American Heart Association. 

Our Doctors

Patrick Vaccaro, MD
4.6 out of 5

Patrick Vaccaro, MD

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Physician
  • Total Vein Care
Timothy Obarski, DO
4.8 out of 5

Timothy Obarski, DO

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Osteopathic Physician
  • Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
Schedule Online (614) 293-7677
Salman Bhatti, MD
4.8 out of 5

Salman Bhatti, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
Gbemiga Sofowora, MBCHB
4.9 out of 5

Gbemiga Sofowora, MBCHB

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Ohio State Outpatient Care Stoneridge Dublin
Schedule Online (614) 293-7677

Mahmoud Houmsse, MD

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
  • Heart and Vascular Center Bellefontaine
  • Heart and Vascular Center Lancaster
(614) 293-7677

Jaret Tyler, MD

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
  • Ohio State Heart and Vascular Center Memorial Health
Elisa Bradley, MD
4.9 out of 5

Elisa Bradley, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-4299
Quinn Capers, MD
4.9 out of 5

Quinn Capers, MD

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677
Brent Lampert, DO
4.9 out of 5

Brent Lampert, DO

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Osteopathic Physician
  • Outpatient Care Gahanna
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677
James Ryan, MD
4.9 out of 5

James Ryan, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
  • Ohio State Outpatient Care Stoneridge Dublin
Schedule Online (614) 293-4299
Steven Kalbfleisch, MD
4.8 out of 5

Steven Kalbfleisch, MD

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677

Aarthi Sabanayagam, MBBS

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
Mounir Haurani, MD
4.8 out of 5

Mounir Haurani, MD

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Physician
  • Total Vein Care
  • Heart and Vascular Center Bellefontaine
Charles Bush, MD
4.9 out of 5

Charles Bush, MD

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-4299
Veronica Franco, MD
4.6 out of 5

Veronica Franco, MD

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677
Konstantinos Boudoulas, MD
4.9 out of 5

Konstantinos Boudoulas, MD

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Physician
  • Ohio State Outpatient Care Stoneridge Dublin
(614) 293-7677

Sakima Smith, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Gahanna
(614) 293-7677
Raul Weiss, MD
4.8 out of 5

Raul Weiss, MD

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Ohio State Heart and Vascular Center Memorial Health
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677
Saurabh Rajpal, MBBS
4.9 out of 5

Saurabh Rajpal, MBBS

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
Ray Hershberger, MD
4.6 out of 5

Ray Hershberger, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677
Douglas Magorien, MD
4.8 out of 5

Douglas Magorien, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Ohio State Outpatient Care Stoneridge Dublin
Schedule Online (614) 293-7677
Thura Harfi, MD
4.9 out of 5

Thura Harfi, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
Scott Lilly, MD, PhD
4.8 out of 5

Scott Lilly, MD, PhD

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677
Vincent Brinkman, MD
4.9 out of 5

Vincent Brinkman, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Ohio State Heart and Vascular Center Memorial Health
(614) 293-7677
Curt Daniels, MD
4.8 out of 5

Curt Daniels, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677
Emile Daoud, MD
4.8 out of 5

Emile Daoud, MD

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677

Michael Wesley Milks, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Gahanna
  • Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
Daniel Addison, MD
4.9 out of 5

Daniel Addison, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Gahanna
Schedule Online (614) 293-7677
Ernest Mazzaferri, MD
4.9 out of 5

Ernest Mazzaferri, MD

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
  • Ohio State Outpatient Care Stoneridge Dublin
(614) 293-7677
Heidi Vickers, APRN-CNP
4.8 out of 5

Heidi Vickers, APRN-CNP

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nurse Practitioner

Toshimasa Okabe, MD

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
  • Outpatient Care East
(614) 293-7677
Cindy Baker, MD
4.9 out of 5

Cindy Baker, MD

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
  • Ohio State Heart and Vascular Center Memorial Health
(614) 293-7677
Ragavendra Baliga, MBBS
4.8 out of 5

Ragavendra Baliga, MBBS

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677

Muhammad Afzal, MBBS

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Gahanna
(614) 293-7677
Steven Dean, DO
4.8 out of 5

Steven Dean, DO

  • Vascular Medicine
  • Osteopathic Physician
  • Ohio State Outpatient Care Stoneridge Dublin
(614) 293-7677

Charles Hardebeck, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
(614) 293-7677

Bhagwan Satiani, MD

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Physician
(614) 293-8536
Mary Breckenridge, MD
4.8 out of 5

Mary Breckenridge, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Heart and Vascular Center Bellefontaine
  • Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
Schedule Online (614) 293-7677
Jim Liu, MD
4.8 out of 5

Jim Liu, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
  • Ohio State Heart and Vascular Center Memorial Health
Schedule Online (614) 293-7677
Garrie Haas, MD
4.9 out of 5

Garrie Haas, MD

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677
Julie Mease, APRN-CNP
4.9 out of 5

Julie Mease, APRN-CNP

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nurse Practitioner
James Hodsden, MD
4.7 out of 5

James Hodsden, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Gahanna
Schedule Online (877) 293-7767
Ralph Augostini, MD
4.9 out of 5

Ralph Augostini, MD

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677
Raymond Magorien, MD
4.9 out of 5

Raymond Magorien, MD

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677
Thomas Ryan, MD
4.9 out of 5

Thomas Ryan, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677
Matthew Tong, DO
4.6 out of 5

Matthew Tong, DO

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Osteopathic Physician
  • Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
Ayesha Hasan, MD
4.9 out of 5

Ayesha Hasan, MD

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677
Ajay Vallakati, MBBS
4.8 out of 5

Ajay Vallakati, MBBS

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
  • Ohio State Outpatient Care Stoneridge Dublin
  • Outpatient Care East
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
Subha Raman, MD
4.8 out of 5

Subha Raman, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677
Philip Binkley, MD
4.9 out of 5

Philip Binkley, MD

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677
Karolina Zareba, MD
4.9 out of 5

Karolina Zareba, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
Schedule Online (614) 293-7677
William Houser, MD
4.9 out of 5

William Houser, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Heart and Vascular Center Bellefontaine
(937) 599-6105
Scott Maffett, MD
4.9 out of 5

Scott Maffett, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
Schedule Online (614) 293-7677
Michael Go, MD
4.9 out of 5

Michael Go, MD

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Physician
  • East Hospital

Richard Gumina, MD, PhD

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Gahanna
Arsad Karcic, MD
4.8 out of 5

Arsad Karcic, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Heart and Vascular Center Bellefontaine
  • Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
Schedule Online (614) 293-7677

Kristine Orion, MD

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Physician
  • Total Vein Care
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
  • Ohio State Heart and Vascular Center Memorial Health
John Larry, MD
4.8 out of 5

John Larry, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • East Hospital
  • Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
  • Outpatient Care Gahanna
  • Outpatient Care East
Michael Langan, MD
4.9 out of 5

Michael Langan, MD

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Lewis Center
Rami Kahwash, MD
4.8 out of 5

Rami Kahwash, MD

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Gahanna
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677
Timur Sarac, MD
4.6 out of 5

Timur Sarac, MD

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Physician
  • Total Vein Care
Virenkumar Patel, MD
4.9 out of 5

Virenkumar Patel, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
Laxmi Mehta, MD
4.8 out of 5

Laxmi Mehta, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Ohio State Outpatient Care Stoneridge Dublin
  • Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
(614) 293-7677

Sitaramesh Emani, MD

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
David Orsinelli, MD
4.8 out of 5

David Orsinelli, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Ohio State Outpatient Care Stoneridge Dublin
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
Schedule Online (614) 293-7677
U Krishnan Marar, MBBS
4.7 out of 5

U Krishnan Marar, MBBS

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Outpatient Care East
Schedule Online (614) 293-7677
Evan Dixon, MD
4.9 out of 5

Evan Dixon, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Ohio State Outpatient Care Stoneridge Dublin
Schedule Online (614) 293-7677
William Abraham, MD
4.9 out of 5

William Abraham, MD

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677
Michael Donnally, MD
4.9 out of 5

Michael Donnally, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Ohio State Heart and Vascular Center Memorial Health
(614) 293-7677

Talal Attar, MD

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
  • East Hospital
(614) 293-7677
John Hummel, MD
4.8 out of 5

John Hummel, MD

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
  • Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
(614) 293-7677

Our Patients

Tom: Heart Attack

Tom woke up sweating profusely and feeling unwell, with a heavy pain in the center of his chest that spread to his arms when he got out of bed.
Watch his story.

Anne: Heart Rhythm

Anne thought she was having panic attacks, but it turned out to be more serious: Thanks to cardiology teams at The Ross Heart Hospital, she was diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) and received the treatment she needed.
Watch her story.

Quovardis: Women's Heart

When Quovardis started having heart palpitations to the point that she was gasping for air, she knew something was seriously wrong. Watch her story.

Dr. Roehll: Heart Rhythm

It's pretty unusual when a patient has a heart condition that doctors can't explain. It's even more unusual when the patient is a doctor himself. Watch his story.

Wendell: Heart Transplant

When Wendell started experiencing shortness of breath, he knew something might be wrong. He never imagined he'd need a new heart. Watch his story.

Aaron: Irregular Heartbeat

Aaron's irregular heartbeat increasingly caused him to miss out on things that were important to him, time with his wife and three young daughters. 
Watch his story.

Gail: Heart Disease

Gail describes her heart event and the care she received at Ohio State from the EP team. Watch her story.

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