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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Liver Tests
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Exams
  • General Hepatology
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer Management and Treatment
  • Hepatology
  • Outpatient Care
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Variceal Band Ligation
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Chronic Hepatitis
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Biliary Disorders
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Diseases of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas
  • Drug Induced Liver Disease
  • Encephalopathy
  • End Stage Liver Disease
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Fatty Liver Disease (Hepatic Steatosis)
  • Gallbladder 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
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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


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN USA

Fellowship - Institute of Medical Sciences
San Francisco, CA USA

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

Internship - Harborview Medical Center
Rotating Internship
Seattle, WA USA

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


  • 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 2/12/2024, 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.

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* 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

240 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

It was a relief and reassurance for me to see Doctor Carey. He patiently went over the tests results and will continue to monitor my situation in an active plan.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Dr. Carryis a super individual that knows his business. We are very blessed to be one of his patience. Thank you.Al&becky Carifa

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Dr. Carey has been excellent to work with. He is not hesitant to share his knowledge and reasoning for recommended courses of action.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Dr Carey is a true professional.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

The "Liver Team" is not nearly as caring as Dr Carey. They are only concerned about their numbers based on data and not the actual person before them.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr. Carey was a delight. It was great to have a doctor that didn't seem to be in a rush. He seemed genuinely concerned about my health issues. He made sure I understood them and how we were going to proceed in handling them. He spoke to me in a down to earth manner and was very thorough. I will definitely refer others to him that are in need of such services.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

I get the best care with Dr. Carey. He knows me as a person

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr Carey is an exceptional physician, he takes time to explain the issues and what is required to move forward.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Both doctors I saw at my appointment were very knowledgeable and kind. I never felt rushed. Thank you so much.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr. Carey and his staff were amazing. We are so thankful we are now in his care!!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

I just can't say enough good things about Dr. Carey. Such a kind caring person.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr. Carey's staff cares about the patients.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr Carey is fantastic

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

He was outstanding. I am so thankful that I was able to speak to him about my testing. His knowledge and experience was top-notch, and he answered every question and developed a good plan of care for me.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr Carey is the best. I refer friends to him frequently. We need more doctors like Dr Carey!

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Doctor was very good. He asked me important questions and appeared to care about me as a person.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Carey is a superb doctor; I couldn't ask for better. I'm glad he watches out for me and my health.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

The provider did not listen to me, did not address all my concerns, was very dismissive of problems. Very rude in instructions me on how to contact their office in the future.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

My first appointment and I wasn't impressed and my husband (care provider) felt the same. We felt rushed and treated us like little kids. His fellow was very patient and listened to my concerns about my other health problems. Dr. Carey was only concerned about my NASH.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

This is the first doctor that didn't seem to really care about my health as a whole.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr Carey is an amazing doctor. I never fear when I see him. Wonderful kind educated on my medical problem.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Service was good. Dr Carey us always concerned and attentive to my needs

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr Carey is a great Doctor. I appreciate his attention to me, as a person

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

The,Best Gastro-Liver Doctor!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Love dr carey, such a great doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

I saw Dr Carey for a consult after my primary care physician advised me to do so. I'm so glad I did. He clearly reviewed my information in advance and had handouts printed and ready for me. He insisted I ask him questions, which I really appreciated. His assessment of my condition made me feel like my primary care doctor and I are on the right track with a treatment plan. I appreciated his expertise and the time and care he shared with me.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Greatly appreciated Dr. Carey sending me Mediterranean Diet info after the appointment. That has been very helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr. Carey is a very concerned doctor and very nice person. He checks out the problem and helps to reassure the patient

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Scheduling was not good to get seen by the doctor

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr. Carey has excellent people skills. I don't feel dumb asking questions. He showed genuine care.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr Carey is confident and knowledgeable in his profession and takes it seriously. He has given options that I wasn't aware of

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Dr. Carey is amazing!

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

I love Dr Carry.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr. Carey's clinical experience is very evident. He was patient, thorough and engaging.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr. Carey is always patient, kind and compassionate when I see him. It's always a delight to chat with him and share my thoughts and concerns about my health.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr. Carey was unbelievably welcoming and calming. I am very lucky . His staff was amazing

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr Carey for caring and thorough. Took time to explain diagnosis and follow up care. I felt listened to and comfortable.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr. Carey is the absolute best ever, when I came to him I felt like I was dying and he took good care of me!!! I'm so grateful for him and his staff.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

I love Dr Carey!! We work as a team as far as my treatments. He listens to all of my concerns. He's an amazing doctor!!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

I love dr Carey, he had a resident that came in young lady she was very nice explained things.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Wonderful experience. I was very impressed with Dr. Carey and his team. He Is very intelligent and clearly cared about me. I trust him completely, and want the Cleveland Clinic team to perform my liver transplant; hopefully soon!

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Had good experience with Dr Carey. He was very helpful and straight to the point. He is highly recommended by me. Very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr. Carey is a gem. Pleasant, humorous competent as hell, and decisive. He involved me in the decision process.

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Dr. Carey has been nothing but helpful and respectful over the many years I've been seeing him and I admire his bedside manners

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr Carey is very personable, attentive and very detailed at providing top notch care. His attention to my needs is very obvious. I appreciate him to no end

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr Carey is absolutely the reason I have the quality of life I do today. I appreciate Dr Carey very much

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