Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aorta Center
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease
  • First Rib Resection
  • Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aneurysms
  • Angina
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Asymptomatic Valve Dysfunction
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Coarctation Of The Aorta
  • Congenital Valve Disease
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diastolic Dysfunction
  • Dyspnea
  • Enlarged Heart
  • Family History Of Heart Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Related Illnesses
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heart Valve Infections
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonic Regurgitation
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
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Biography

About Vidyasagar Kalahasti, MD

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 & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2005

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
MD
Tirupati, India,
1994

Undergraduate - Sri Venkatesvara Junior College
Tirupati, India,
1987

Additional Training

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

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/5/2017, 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 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

160 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 12, 2017

Dr. Kalahasti is one of the best doctors I've seen. He is very personable and seems to really care about me and my situation. He is very well spoken of by the mri techs and ultrasound techs. Which, to me, says a lot about what kind of person he is. I've recommended him to several friends and I know of at least on who comes from our area ( 6 hours away) to see Dr. Kalahasti. I can't say enough good things about him!

Reviewed on May 10, 2017

the doctor is very attentive and easy to communicate with!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2017

could not have been better

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2017

good

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2017

The experience with Dr. Kalahasti was truly one of the best Clinic experiences. Professional, friendly, very knowledgable, generous with his time...A+++

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2016

excellent

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2016

Dr. Kalahasti is a very good listener.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2016

Doctor Kalahasti was completely informed about my condition (two thoracic aortic aneurysms) and the results of the CT chest/abdomen w/contrast that he'd ordered before the appointment, and explained the results clearly, illustrating them by bringing them up on the screen when I met with him. This was also the case with my previous appointments with him, which also involved tests beforehand. Besides his exceptional qualifications, he has a refreshing and very remarkable ability to explain things that aren't easily explained to a patient, and answered each question I asked with complete respect, attention, and clear and concise explanations. Seeing him for this appointment and my earlier ones has relieved my concerns about what seemed to be a very threatening condition before my first appointment. He also has an exceptional, easy manner, a sense of humor, and, I'm quite sure, a genuine concern for me. I'm 78 years old, a retired attorney, and feel qualified to say that he's a consummate professional at the very top of his game. Whatever the rating scale, he deserves the very top rating. I'm immensely pleased to be one of his patients.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2016

Dr Kalahasti actually called me within an hour of our appointment to tell me that he had chosen the Dr that he wanted to perform my surgery. He called personally!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2016

Dr. Kalahasti is the finest physician I have ever encountered and the nicest, the friendliest, the most empathetic.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2016

It ws a very good experience

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2016

all well done...

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2016

Overall was very good

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