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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.7000
Desk:
216.444.6885
Fax:
216.445.5477
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Liver Tests
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Evaluation of Hepatobiliary Malignancies
  • Gastrointestinal Exams
  • General Hepatology
  • Hepatology
  • Management of Hepatobiliary Malignancies
  • Outpatient Care
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Variceal Band Ligation
View all 11 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Chronic Hepatitis
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Biliary Disorders
  • Cirrhosis
  • Diseases of the Liver Biliary Tract and Pancreas
  • Drug Induced Liver Disease
  • Encephalopathy
  • End Stage Liver Disease
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Disease
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Disease
  • Liver-Biliary Tract Disease
  • Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Wilson Disease
View all 25 Specialties +
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Biography

About William Carey, MD

William D. Carey, M.D. M.A.C.G., is currently the senior hepatologist in the Department of Gastroenterology at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio (former Director of the Hepatology (Liver) Center). Dr. Carey also serves as the Director for Cleveland Clinic's Center for Continuing Medical Education. Dr. Carey is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, and specializes in liver disease, including medical management of liver transplantation and endoscopy.

After graduating from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Dr. Carey completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in nephrology at Presbyterian Hospital in San Francisco. He also completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

He is Past-President of the American College of Gastroenterology, and is active in many other professional groups, including the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Physicians, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is a delegate to the American Medical Association.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1976

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Gastroenterology
Rochester, MN USA
1976

Fellowship - Institute of Medical Sciences
Nephrology
San Francisco, CA USA
1974

Residency - Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center
Internal Medicine
San Francisco, CA USA
1973

Internship - Harborview Medical Center
Rotating Internship
Seattle, WA USA
1969

Medical Education - Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA USA
1968

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

biliary disorders, biliary tract disease, drug induced liver disease, end stage liver disease, Endoscopy, Eval and management of Hepatobiliary Malignancies, general hepatology, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and liver disease, hepatology, liver, liver and biliary tract disease, Liver Disease, Liver Transplantation, liver-biliary tract disease, non alcoholic fatty liver disease, viral hepatitis

Awards & Honors

  • Past-President, American College of Gastroenterology
  • Editorial Board, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
  • Editorial Board, Practical Gastroenterology
  • Delegate, American Medical Association House of Delegates
  • Master, American College of Gastroenterology
  • Samuel Weiss Award, American College of Gastroenterology
  • Fellow, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/3/2021, Dr. Carey has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

144 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr. Carey was very concerned as to my MRI results from Lima Memorial. Took immediate action concerning my health & after explaining things to me & asking what I wanted, he referred me to the Cancer Team at Cleveland Clinic, who, in returned, called 2 hours later that same day to set me up an appointment with Dr. Kwon. I saw him 1 week later. Because of Dr. Carey's advise, I now feel secure in my treatment of the liver cancer.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Dr. Carey does a great job thankful for seeing him

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Dr. Carey seems eminently qualified and I have great confidence in him. I would certainly recommend him.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

I have the upmost respect and gratefulness for my Dr. Wm Carey. I is very assuring that the best is being done for me and complicated my personal care of myself. Also he always asked if I have any questions concerning my health matters and gets me to open up and talk. I really feel comfortable with him.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

My experience was very good. The physician's knowledge and caring was evident.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Dr Carey is a amazing doc as well as his course of treatment

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

The woman that helped me set up the visit was great as well as Dr carey

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Dr. Carey was understanding and took time to explain when I had questions. I appreciate all the time and work involved,

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Dr. Carey was very well prepared for my visit from Columbus. He was reassuring, kind, understanding. His bedside manner was the best in all my years with any physician I've ever seen..

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

My experience with Dr. Care was excellent . I am referring to past experiences in trying to get in touch with a doctor whether a primer or specialist is Fair at best.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Dr. Carey has always been fantastic to work with. Dr. Carey is always concerned for my welfare, appreciative of my concern for my condition, and genuine when he and chat casually. I drive 3 hours twice a year for my care at the Clinic and once a year to meet with Dr. Carey. Regardless of the time or distance involved I will continue to work with Dr. Carey because I know that I'm receiving first rate care.

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Dr. Ford was excellent!

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Dr Carey is very caring, knowledgable,and personable. I am so thankful he was able to help me.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Since I live in Canton, I appreciate being able to talk to Dr. Carey without the difficult drive up to Cleveland.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Have a.lready told others that I had a very positive experience with Dr. Carey

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

I always enjoy speaking with Dr. Carey.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

Dr Carey is ALWAYS wonderful.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr. Carey is great

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2022

Dr Carey was very patient with me for questions and for my technical difficulties

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

I really liked Dr Carey, he just needs to listen to his patients a little more. He got me going on my recovery and I appreciate that.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr. Carey has always been very attentive to my concerns. Easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

I have been under Dr. Carey's care for years. As always, Dr. Carey is a wonderful individual, as well as a top-notch professional.

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