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Vidyasagar Kalahasti, MD

216.444.6697

Vidyasagar Kalahasti, MD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J1-5
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6697
DeskDesk:216.444.6808
WorkFax:216.445.6155
Vidyasagar Kalahasti, MD
Department: Diagnostic Radiology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code J1-5
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6697
DeskDesk:216.444.6808
WorkFax:216.445.6155
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Vidyasagar Kalahasti, MD, is a staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging and the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic.

He is board-certified in internal medicine, Cardiovascular disease and National Board of Echocardiography. Dr. Kalahasti's specialty interests include aortic diseases (aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection), valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease and general cardiology.

A native of India, Dr. Kalahasti received his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences Sri Venkateswara Medical College in Tirupati, A.P., India, graduating with distinction. He did a rotating internship at S.V.R. R. Government General Hospital in Tirupati, A.P. India. He followed this with an internship and residency in internal medicine at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Kalahasti then accepted a fellowship in cardiovascular disease from Cleveland Clinic. After that, he did advanced cardiac imaging fellowship in Echo and cardiovascular CT.

Dr. Kalahasti has co-authored book chapters on his specialty interests. He has published several articles in leading medical journals on his clinical experience of cardiovascular disease and presented abstracts at international conferences. Dr. Kalahasti is a member of  the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Echocardiography(ASE) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT).

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Cleveland, OH USA
2010
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2005
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2002
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1999
Medical School - Sri Venkatesvara University Medical College-Tirupati
Tirupati, India India
1994
Undergraduate - Sri Venkatesvara Junior College
Tirupati, India India
1987

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine- Cardiovascular Disease
  • National Board of Echocardiography- Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography

Specialty Interests

Heart Valve Disease, Marfan Syndrome, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Cardiovascular Imaging, Echocardiogram, Non-invasive Diagnostic Testing

Additional Training

Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship (Echo, Cardiac CT and MRI), Certified by National Board of Echocardiography

Memberships

American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Echocardiography(ASE) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT).

Treatment & Services

  • Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease
  • First Rib Resection
  • Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/17/2014, Dr. Kalahasti 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 the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu