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Ragavendra Baliga – Biography, Age, Medical Education, Career & Net Worth

Ragavendra Baliga (born March 17, 1960) is a board-certified Indian-born American cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio. He subspecializes in heart failure and transplantation, non-invasive cardiology and preventive cardiology.

Dr. Baliga is a Professor of Medicine at The Ohio State University School of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio and a consulting editor of Heart Failure Clinics of North America.

Ragavendra Baliga

Ragavendra Baliga Facts

  • Full Name: Ragavendra Ramakrishna Baliga
  • Age: 62 years old
  • Date of Birth: March 17, 1960
  • Place of Birth: Mangalore, India
  • Occupation: Cardiologist
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Wife: Jayashree Baliga

Ragavendra Baliga Medical School & Residency

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1998-1999
  • Boston University Medical Center – Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1997-1998
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1995-1997
  • Cardiology – Other Training, Cardiology, 1992-1995
  • Residency in Internal Medicine – Other Training, Residency in Internal Medicine, 1985-1987
  • St. John’s Medical College – Medical School

Ragavendra Baliga Career

Baliga graduated from St. John’s Medical College in Bangalore with an MBBS in 1984 and from Bangalore Medical College and Bangalore University with a post-doctoral degree in medicine in 1988.

He co-founded St. John’s Journal of Medicine in 1988 with Prof. Anura Kurpad, MD. The journal was later edited by Profs. Ashley D’Cruz, MBBS, MS, MCH, and Sunitha Simon Kurpad, MD. This publication has been revived after a break and is now known as St. John’s Medical Journal.

The National Spinal Injuries Center, connected with Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, Oxford Regional Health Authority, and St. Mary’s Medical School, Paddington, London, is where he worked alongside Prof. Hans Frankel, FRCP, and Prof. Christopher J. Mathias, FRCP.

He studied the post-prandial cardiovascular hemodynamics in quadriplegics, which provided new information. He collaborated alongside Prof James Petrie, FRCP, afterwards President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Prof Peter Brunt, FRCP, Prof John Webster, FRCP, and Prof Nigel Benjamin as a Registrar at the University of Aberdeen between 1990 and 1992.

He relocated from Scotland to Hammersmith Hospital and Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London, where he worked at the MRC Cyclotron Center alongside Prof. J. Kooner, FRCP, and Prof. Paolo Camici, FRCP. He worked on studies looking at early coronary artery disease in people from the Indian subcontinent and also looked at postprandial hemodynamics.

Later, he moved to the US to work at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he tutored Harvard medical students on the New Pathway. Additionally, he collaborated with Harvard Medical School Professor Prof. Andrew Selwyn, FRCP.

At Boston University Medical Center, he worked with Dr. Wilson S. Colucci, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology, and at UT Southwestern Medical Center, he collaborated with Drs. Clyde Yancy and Mark Drazner.

Although Baliga is best known for his book 250 Cases in Clinical Medicine, which was first published by Balliere Tindall as 200 Cases in Clinical Medicine in June 1993 and was later published by W.B. Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, he has written or edited a number of other books as well.

His other works include 500 MCQs for the MRCP Part I, also by Saunders, published in 1997, and Self-assessment in Clinical Medicine, also by Saunders, albeit it is in its third edition. Popularity has risen for a more recent book, Practical Cardiology, which was co-edited by Dr. Kim A. Eagle and released by Lippincott Wilkins.

Certifications & Licensure

  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Certified in Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Certified in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Certified in Cardiovascular Disease
  • MI State Medical License – Active through 2009
  • OH State Medical License – Active through 2023

Hospital Affiliations

  • Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Columbus, OH
  • James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute Columbus, OH

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Ragavendra R Baliga has the following 15 areas of expertise

  • Heart Attack
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Blood Clot
  • Hypertension
  • Heart Failure
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Heart Block
  • High Cholesterol
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Heart Diseases
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Stroke
  • Unstable Angina
  • Arrhythmia

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Health Network Option Open Access
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aexcel PPO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CareSource Just4Me OH
  • CareSource Ohio
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • HealthSpan Access PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medmutual OhioHealth Network MRF
  • MMOH SuperMed HMO
  • MMOH SuperMed POS Select
  • MMOH SuperMed PPO Plus
  • Molina Mrktplace OH MRF
  • Molina place OH
  • Multiplan PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Options PPO

Location & Contact Information

Ohio State University Cardiovascular Medicine
473 W 12th Ave Ste 200
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 293-4967

Fax: (614) 429-3561
Website: www.wexnermedical.osu.edu

Ragavendra Baliga Net Worth

Ragavendra Baliga has an estimated net worth of $7 million.



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