Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations 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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As of 12/18/2019, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

167 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 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Dr. Carey was warm, reassuring, listened, and asked appropriate questions.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

I have been Dr. Carey's patient for many years. He has seen me through a disease that once had no cure. Due to his care, diligence, knowledge and professionalism, I am now cured.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

I talked to several people on the kidney transplant team. The two doctors differed in how supportive they were.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

dr carey is an excellent doctor, i couldn"t be in better hands.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr. Carey is excellent. He is attentive and respectful and takes time to make sure I understand my situation. He is also a great listener!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Again, Dr. Carey is excellent!

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr. Carey has been a terrific doctor. He cares about his patient and explains everything thoroughly.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

I had little contact with Dr. Carey's practice.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr. Carey is an excellent doctor, he is not only knowledgable but very kind.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr. Carey has continuously provided me with the best possible care. He is direct, professional, and truly cares about my well-being.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr. Carey is top notch. He and I always have very pleasant and informative conversations.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Dr. Carey first made sure that our questions were answered and then suggested a course of action for a non-intrusive procedure that he thought was appropriate at this time. We have the procedure scheduled and a follow-up visit as well.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Dr. William D. Carey is always very informative and friendly.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Dr. Carey was very kind and took plenty of time to explain the questions I had. I felt much better after discussing my situation with him. He even called me back after our visit was over to answer one question I had asked and he forgot to address on our phone visit. I was very impressed, I don't think many busy physicians would have taken the time to do that. I really appreciated the opportunity to have the "phone" visit at this time.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Carey was very thorough, and just a delight to discuss my medical condition with. He was by far the most enjoyable consult during my four day evaluation work up!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Obviously Dr. Carey has had many years of practicing medicine. He was a true genuine physician.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Dr Carey was outstanding. A great old school career doc who took time to understand my concerns and help me not worry about the imaging report.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

I felt comfortable with Dr. Carey.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

My experience with Dr. Carey has been good.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

I love Dr. Carey. He is funny but he gives good advice about my illness!

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

very happy the doctor had already reviewed all relevant previous test results and notes prior to my visit and was ready/prepared to discuss

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

doctor was easy to understand

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Dr Carey is a 5 Star Doctor

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

I called and left messages to speak with the doctor several times have not yet received any return phone calls.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

1st meeting with Dr. Carey. He was very knowledgeable and shared by goal of improving my health

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Waited a year for an appointment with Dr Kasgan and she canceled. That's the second time she did that after waiting a year for appointment. Can never get in to see her. Going to different dr.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

He is a very thorgh Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

This doctor does not answer emails, was told by him not to email him because he won't answer. caught me by surprised. I though that's why they did my chart so we could communicate with doctors. He did give me is card for me to call him but I would rather do it on my chart.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr Carey is very easy to discuss issues

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Dr. Carey is the best and his staff.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr. Carey, you are one of my guardian angels here on earth. Thank you for all you do for me! Most of all, you give me a peace of mind that helps me to forge ahead and live the best possible life despite my disease!

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

First visit went very well. Everyone helpful. Very impressed with *Dr. Carey himself returning calls instead of his assistant.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Dr Carey was wonderful. Enjoyed talking with me. Very caring, concerned, great personality.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

I would definitely recommend Dr Carey to others

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