William T. Abraham, M.D., Consultant for the ABC News OnCall+ Heart Failure Center

Dr. William T. Abraham is professor of internal medicine and chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He also serves as deputy director of the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute.

Abraham earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, following which he completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowships in cardiology and heart failure/cardiac transplantation at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

He previously held faculty appointments at the University of Colorado, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Kentucky. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and in Cardiovascular Diseases.

Abraham's research interests include the role of the kidney in heart failure, neurohormonal mechanisms in heart failure, sleep disordered breathing in heart failure, and clinical drug and device trials in heart failure and cardiac transplantation.

Abraham has received grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American College of Cardiology, and the Aetna Quality Care Foundation and has participated as principal investigator in more than 100 multicenter clinical drug and device trials.

In addition to authoring more than 600 original papers, abstracts, book chapters, and review articles, Dr. Abraham has co-edited a leading textbook on heart failure entitled "Heart Failure: A Practical Approach to Treatment."

Abraham serves on the editorial boards of several major journals including Congestive Heart Failure and Journal Watch Cardiology. He is also a scientific reviewer for such publications as Circulation, the European Heart Journal and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

He has been recognized as one of the "Best Doctors in America" for six consecutives years.

Dr. Abraham is a paid consultant for the OnCall+ Heart Health - Heart Failure Center.

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