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Philip Barger, MD

Philip Barger, MD

  • Specialty: Cardiology, Cardiology-Adult Congenital Cardiology
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  • Primary Location: 4137 Boardman Canfield Rd (55 mi.)
    Other Locations
  • Languages Spoken: English

Office Locations

University Hospitals (55 mi.)

4137 Boardman Canfield Rd
Ste LL5
Canfield, OH 44406

UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
Ste 170
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Ahuja Medical Center (7 mi.)

3999 Richmond Rd
Beachwood, OH 44122

UH Landerbrook Health Center (7 mi.)

5850 Landerbrook Dr
Ste 240
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

UH N Ridgeville Health Center (21 mi.)

32800 Lorain Rd
Ste 2200
North Ridgeville, OH 44039

University Hospitals (26 mi.)

1900 23rd St
Ste 1100
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

University Hospitals (26 mi.)

1900 23rd St
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

UH Elyria Gates Medical Center (27 mi.)

125 E Broad St
Ste 101
Elyria, OH 44035

Biography: Philip Barger, MD


  • Anomalous Pulmonary Vein
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Disease - Adults
  • Cor Triatriatum
  • Coronary Anomaly
  • Double Inlet Left Ventricle
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle
  • Double-Chambered Right Ventricle
  • Ebstein Anomaly
  • Eisenmenger Syndrome
  • Fontan Surgery
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart
  • Parachute Mitral Valve
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Subaortic Stenosis
  • Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)


  • Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, University Hospitals
  • Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, University Hospitals
  • Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Professor of Pediatrics, CWRU School of Medicine

Certifications & Memberships

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine


Fellowship | Cardiology
Cardiology - Barnes-Jewish Hospital (1996 - 1998)

Research Fellowship | Molecular Biology
Molecular Biology - Washington University School Of Medicine In St Louis (1993 - 1996)

Research Fellowship | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Washington University School Of Medicine In St Louis (1992 - 1993)

Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1989 - 1992)

Medical Education
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine (1989)

Other Education
The Ohio State University (1984)

The Ohio State University (1982)


Philip Barger, MD, MSc, is the director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease program, part of the Congenital Heart Collaborative at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. He is a clinical professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Adult Congenital Heart Disease.

Dr. Barger joined University Hospitals in 2021. Prior to that, he served as director of the Center for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Previous posts include attending physician at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Baylor Heart Clinic in Houston, Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston and St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston.

Dr. Barger earned his undergraduate degree in Zoology at the Ohio State University and his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He did his residency in internal medicine at University Hospitals and completed research and adult cardiology fellowships at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Dr. Barger has been active in the field of cardiovascular research and has been awarded numerous governmental and non-governmental grants to conduct these studies. He has authored nearly 50 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, reviews and other manuscripts throughout his career and has served as a reviewer for several prestigious medical journals. Additionally, he has been an invited lecturer and presenter at various annual meetings, conferences, Grand Rounds and other professional summits.

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Philip Barger did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.