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
  • 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
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diastolic Dysfunction
  • Dyspnea
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) - Vascular Type IV
  • 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
  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
  • 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 Director, Marfan Syndrome & Connective Tissue Disorder Clinic, a member of the Aorta Center, and 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.

In addition to office visits, Dr. Kalahasti also offers scheduled follow up virtual visits to select patients, through the Cleveland Clinic Express Care ® Online app. This platform allows patients to see their physician live, using their smartphone, tablet or computer.

Specialty Interests: Dr. Kalahasti's specialty interests include aortic diseases (aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection), valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease and general cardiology.

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic has been ranked the #1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report since 1994. Success rates for specific procedures are available at: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx

Education and Training: 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.

Research, Publications, and Speaking: 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 Education - Sri Venkatesvara University Medical College-Tirupati
MD
Tirupati, India, 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
  • Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

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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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 6/3/2019, 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.

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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

322 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

67 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti has an excellent bedside manner and I have full confidence in his abilities as I have entrusted my life to his care

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

I feel blessed to be a patient of Dr. Kalahasti!

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

everything was great. I enjoyed meeting Dr Kalahasti very much

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Dr. Kilahasti is the BEST!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

HE IS GREAT DR.KALAHASTI

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

every thing the test and the Dr visit went fabulous

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti is a great doctor! He's very compassionate and listens to all my concerns. I would definitely recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti was very kind and thorough. He is always very professional while at the same time friendly and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti was so kind and encouraging.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Dr. K is the best.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

DR KALAHASTI WAS SUCH A PLEASURE TO VISIT WITH. HE WAS KIND,AND VERY THOROUGH. HE TOOK HIS TIME AND I FELT AS IF I WERE HIS ONLY PATIENT. HE IS A WORLD FAMOUS CARDIOLOGIST WITH A HEART OF GOLD

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti is the best. He is very caring and compassionate.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti took the time to explain my condition in detail and treated me very well. I've only met with him once but I trust him completely.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Always enjoy my visits to the Doctor and campus!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

Dr. Kahlahasti=Amazing! I walk out of there with no questions whatsoever.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti exhibits all the traits you would want in a physician: incredibly knowledgable, affable, kind, a good communicator, and a very patient listener. He is more than willing to discuss options and is not put-off by questions (good thing for me!). He is also not an alarmist, and can be funny (which inspires confidence in the patient)

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

dr made sure I understood everything, gave me a treatment plan. overall made sure I understood my disease

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr.Kallehasti always listens and I always leave with a more positive attitude about moving forward with my care plan. I think he's great!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

I think the Clinic is by far the best in health care. I'm normally fearful of doctors, but your staff put me completely at ease

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

A wonderful doctor. I always enjoy seeing him. I had emailed him about and issues weeks before the appointment and he was quick to respond and deal with the issue..

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

I was so impressed with Dr. Kalahasti. He apologized for making me wait, but then gave me his undivided attention. He was so informative and sweet. Love him!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Doctor is always very caring, friendly and provides information needed for my care.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Everybody was great, Dr.Kalahasti was wonderful taking the time to see me and answering my questions and addressing my concerns. I will strongly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti was very compassionate. He explained my condition in a way that helped me understand. I appreciated his candidness and his explanation of how my condition will be handled going forward. He outlined my next steps.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

the appointments flow so well and the doctor is aware of test results in time to discuss them with me. He takes time to answer any questions and concerns. This is the way medicine should work throughout the country.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

seamless visit. very short waiting time. Annie who did my echo was professional and extremely kind! Dr K. top notch . Explained everything. answered questions . very kind man !

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti has always been very personal and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Always an excellent visit with Dr Kalhasti.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Dr Halakasti was amazing! He was kind really interested in my reason for being there I hope I spelled his name correctly. He is a cardiologist at the Clinic

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dr Kalahasti is always accessible, professional, and has a great rapport with his patients.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

I am always impressed by the thoroughness and care Dr Kalahasti has shown for his patients. I feel fortunate to have him as my Doctor.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti gets an A+ rating from my wife and me in every aspect we could possibly rate him. He's a great doctor with a wonderful personality! I'm thankful to have him as my cardiologist!!!

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

I have recommended the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Kalahasti to many in need of good heart care.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

a great place and great dr and nurses!!!! everyone we have met has been the nicest ppl and full of information!

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti was knowledgable, kind and a great communicator. He made me feel at ease. I trust him as my caregiver.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

I liked the Doctor very much. He was helpful and very informative.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

all appointments were on time and explanation of test results from Dr Kalahasti was detailed and understandable

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

The doctor always greets us like family, and answers our questions. He explained what the valve replacement could be lime and showed us a short video on the procedure.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

The Doctor took his time with me and explained the results so I understood everything they did. I like this Doctor very much and would recommend him to anyone that could benefit from the care the Cleveland Clinic offers

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

He is a wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

The doctor listened to me which I think is very important. I like this doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

DR. K is the best professional I have ever dealt with. He's a great and compassionate person.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti is a true asset to the aorta team at the Cleveland Clinic! Very good at explaining things and always willing to take the time needed to address all questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti and his intern Dr. Bhandari was excellent. The use of the heart visual aid in describing my Mother's heart issues was extremely informative.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti is very good at explaining the situation in terms that I can understand. I always recommend him to others who may be in need of a cardiologist.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti was thorough and an expert in his field. Very knowledgible and could explain my condition in terms that we could understand. It was a relief to us to be in his care.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

I last saw Dr. Kalahasti 2 years ago. In our discussion, one would have thought I had been in last week. I have complete confidence in him.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti impressed me with his genuine interest in me as a person. I was surprised by the amount of time he spent asking questions and actually listening to my answers. He seems to be very knowlegeable in his field but doesn't come across as condescending. After I had a test he wanted done, to my surpise he called back within 2 hours of the CRT scan being completed. Based upon my first interaction with him, I highly recommend Dr. Kalahasti to anyone having cardiac issues.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

We were not at CCF expecting rosey pictures to be painted but the doctor was positive and encouraging which was a different emotion than we had received from physicians.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Dr Kalahasti was very good about explaining the problem that I have. I was very impressed when he called to follow up on my stress test results.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

incredible visit. dr. kalahari and staff are great.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

Dr. Khalahasti & the Clinic are always superb and very efficient.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

Doctor was excellent and walked me through all the test results. He explained in detail the answers to all my questions and concerns

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

Will recommend the doctor to anyone.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti was extremely thorough in his explanation and recommendation for my situation. He was very personable and courteous. He spent his time unselfishly with me to make sure I understood and felt comfortable about my health condition. Since I came from out of town and he made sure he accommodated me so I didn't have to come on a different day for my tests.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

I felt my doctor listened and was my condition in layman's terms. He took his time and answered all my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti's office staff has always been very responsive and courteous.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

Dr Kalahasti is a very caring and infomative doctor. I have recommended others to him and they have said the same thing to me.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

Patient oriented. Dr Kalahasy is a very carry, informative doctor. I've had to contact him in the past and he immediately called me back and answered my questions. Very happy with my care at Cleveland Clinic, have recommended to many of my friends.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

dr kalahasti was very professional and most understanding. he explained things and showed genuine concern. very happ with him!!!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

I love Cleveland Clinic and its well run operation. Dr. Kalahasti is very caring and patiently listens to my concerns and answers my questions. Does not make me feel that just because I'm old I'm not worth his full attention. A great doctor in my opinion. Also , Jason, who performed my cardiac ultrasound was very caring and helpful. Very pleased with my care here.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018

Dr. Kalahasti gets to the point with kindness and consideration. His personal warmth and professional expertise are readily apparent.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018

Dr. Kalahasti saw me prior to my scheduled appointment time. He is very considerate and knows that I travel from out of the Cleveland area because I value being seen by him. He makes every effort to see me as quickly as possible.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018

Dr Kalahasti was clear an had the correct information for every question I asked him.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2018

Doctor Kalahasti is a great communicator and explains everything in detail so a layman can understand. He seems to really care abut you as a patient and it is comforting to know someone like him is taking care of a life threatening issue in your life.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

Dr. Kalahasti is a fabulous doctor! He is caring, amiable, and explains everything clearly. He goes above and beyond what I expect from a good doctor. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2018

Dr is extremely patient centric and really concerned caring physician.

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