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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
  • 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
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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

183 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

30 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2021

Dr.Carey was fantastic. He wanted to address all of my questions. He was very knowledgeable of my whole medical history before entering the room.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2021

Dr Carey was amazing. I feel that finally I have a doctor that actually cares.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

This was my first time seeing Dr. Carey - and I was VERY impressed. He was very personable, answered all my questions and made me feel comfortable. I would absolutely refer someone to him!

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

We absolutely love Dr Carey!!!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Love Dr William Carey

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Dr. Carey is very personable and attentive to my needs. I appreciate his personal attention to my overall health and well being.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

He is a top notch Dr. , the best Dr. , very kind, professional, good listener, caring, good bedside manner!

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Dr Carey is outstanding in every way. He is extremely knowledgeable about my condition and we always have a dialogue about the treatment plan. His bedside manner is perfect. I am grateful he is my healthcare provider.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Dr Carrie always treats me with respect,explained everything. I feel very comfortable with him and trust his knowledge. He really cares for his patients

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Very concerned, and details about treatment and medicines prescribed by my other doctors.Helpful regarding future visit planning as well

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

I am very impressed that Dr. Carey personally called me the week after my appointment to discuss my lab work results. I'm sure he is very busy, but he took the time to call me and that means a lot. My local doctors (Salem/Alliance Ohio) won't ever talk to me outside of my appointment. I can never get past the receptionist to get my questions answered or discuss test results, so the fact that Dr. Carey called me says a lot about him and reflects well on the Cleveland Clinic. This was my first experience for myself with the Cleveland Clinic, but I was always thoroughly impressed with the quality of care my Dad received over the years at the Cleveland Clinic. The entire operation is a well-oiled machine. I tell everyone I know that If they have a serious/potentially life threatening Illness/condition, go straight to the Cleveland Clinic and don't mess around with local doctors/hospitals. We are blessed to have one of the best hospitals in the world within an hour and a half drive, so why not go to the Cleveland Clinic?

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr. Carey was responsive, specific, and informing. He guided the conversation effectively, helped me better-understand my options and increased my understanding of them. He treated me with respect and I would recommend him to others without hesitation.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

Dr Carry always address my concerns and explains why at level I understand.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

I was very pleased with the care of my doctor.

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