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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
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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 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

242 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

46 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Thank you for an experienced doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Although I have not seen Dr. Carey in 6 months, he still remembered my face. Amazing!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

I think Dr Carey is one of the best doctors ever.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Love Dr Carey

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Dr. Carey is excellent in making sure that I, as the patient is informed. He has always asked if I understood or had any questions about his decisions while I was on the virtual visit. He would ask me to repeat back the meaning of something that he told me so that he would know that I had the proper understanding. I haven't had that from my medical care physicians in my area.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

I have always received the best of care from all staff's providers. I trust my life with this care & recommend to all who need your services.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Dr. Carey is very clear and concise in speaking with me. I appreciate that.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

Have the greatest respect for Dr. Carey .. Very nice man, excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

Dr.Carey did not come off as pleasant. Said my diagnosis was vanilla and that I needed to do my homework. Was a piece of paper with multiple diagnosis on it and he marked 3.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr. Carey was professional and caring. He was informative of my condition and answered all questions we had.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Felt very comfortable with and confident In my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Dr. Carey has been everything I have ever wanted in a Dr. He listened, showed care/concern, answered questions and put me at ease right away. He has been amazing even though I have what I consider to be a scary condition.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Please don't ever let Dr. Cary retire

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr. Carey is excellent. Very kind, empathetic and patient as I explained to him all of the health problems I have been facing recently.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr Carey is outstanding in every way

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.

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