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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
View all 25 Specialties +


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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

204 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 3.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Dr. Carey was very professional, answered all my questions and concerns in a very understandable way.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Video medicine is not my 1st choice to receive medical care. Feels like I'm getting advice from Google. This is no reflection on Dr. Carey at all. He is very polite, professional and thorough

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Dr. Carey is very professional. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Referring me to another doctor at Cleveland clinic to better treat my current condition

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Excellent place to get care, dr karey was awesome

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Dr. Carey is everything you want in your doctor. Knowledgeable, compassionate, listens and professional.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Again, Dr Carey is the best! I highly respect him!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

I felt very much at ease with the Doctor. He answered all questions and then asked me questions to make sure I understood why I was on certain medications.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Most definitely will recommend Dr. Carey, he is very knowledgeable, kind and very caring.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr. Carey was very patient with me and exhibit true concern.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Dr. Carey has a way of putting his patients at ease even while discussing serious medical conditions. I appreciated his "bedside manner". I would enjoy working in Dr. Carey's office.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Very good experience. Picture and sound froze for a moment, but it picked back up to normal and neither Dr Carey or I were particularly inconvenienced

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr Carey has always been concerned with my whole health as well as my liver, and has been very good about working with me on treatment options and answering my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

I think Dr. Carey is a good Dr. when we do have appointments he answers my medical questions. I do not like the fact when I couldn't connect by zoom...then I had no appointment....I think that poor patient care and adds to the stress that I already have about my health

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Dr Carey was very respectful and direct. I enjoyed that very much. He explained my case very well.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Dr Carey is the most caring Dr . He cares about my progress and my health.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

Dr. Carey very nice and too the time to listen to my health issues. all answers addressed

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Dr Carey was great; good bedside manors and attentive to detail.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Dr Carey and his staff are amazingly friendly and made me welcome!

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Dr Carey is amazing!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr Casey was very knowledgeable concerning my condition. His diagnosis was correct and I began to improve. I especially appreciate his wit and easy -going nature. I would recommend him wholeheartedly.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Excellent visit with a very knowledgeable and personable physician. I feel my questions regarding my illness/prognosis were answered directly and fully. He recommended some testing that should be done in the future by my current provider. I couldn't have picked a better physician to give me a second opinion about PBC. Thank you Dr Carey

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

I have already given Dr Carey and his department a great review to the physicians I work with

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Dr. Carey was direct and to the point. I didn't have to repeat myself. excellent memory. After about a year and a half of dealing with my health issues, no one has ever examined me. very frustrating, but Dr. Carey did!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

The office staff were very nice and professional. The physician was extremely professional and cordial. I would recommend any of my family to him. As a RN, I appreciated his honesty and direct conversation dealing with this difficult situation I have been handed. Thank You!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Dr. Carey is always very personable and professional. I appreciate his concern for me as an individual and clear explanation of my health issues. My initial health concerns were very troubling to me. I can't express enough, how much Dr. Carey has helped me through this treatment

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Very good care from Dr Carey. Thank you for being the doctor who you are.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

twenty three years ago after liver transplant meet doctor first time, has been supportive and helpful ever since

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Dr.Carey and his team were A+ with me for this procedure.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Very good experience, every body was very nice, especially Dr. Carey and Ivanka and other 2 nurses.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

great Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2020

Dr Carey was amazing. He was informative, put us at ease, just all around amazing.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

the care provider put me at ease and was easy to commute with me. I liked his sense of humor.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr Carey is excellent

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Always a good experience talking with Dr. Carey. His experience and advice has served me well in managing my health. Always appreciative.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2020

Excellent. Dr Carey was deeply thoughtful and helpful.

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