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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
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • 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 & Thoracic 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 4/19/2021, 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.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

323 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

78 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Love Dr Kalahasti.... would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Dr Kalahasti is a lovely individual and fine dr. He's always smiling and pleasant.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

We live almost 3 hours away and I am happy to say that being able to schedule needed tests and doctor visits on the same day is fantastic

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Doctor explained everything in great detail. It was a very informative visit and put me at ease about the aneurysm size and what to expect as far as future testing.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr. Kalahasti is professional and caring. He makes me feel at ease. He thoroughly explains my test results.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

dr Kalahasti is terrific.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

*Dr. Kalahasti is an exceptional physician with an amazing patient-centered ethos. I would not go to any other cardiologist for my care.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Cleveland Clinic is an amazing collection of caring people from the people answering the phone to the schedulers, medical support, nurses, doctors and every person I have interacted with on behalf of my own care or my husband's. It is the place I feel safest no matter what the procedure because of the obvious patient centered quality of care. Dr. Kalahasti and Lubna always manage to make me feel like they have all the time in the world for me, although I know how busy and scheduled they actually are. And of course the medical expertise of every person involved is outstanding.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Nothing truly replaces being there but everything worked well. Dr Kalahasti was clearly completely comfortable and relaxed in the venue.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

Dr Kalahasti is a very compassionate and caring doctor. He is always looking for my best interests in my heart health care.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

I always recommend my care provider

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

It was once related to me by an individual that what she liked most about her provider was how much compassion and sensitivity was expressed through her voice. That is how I perceive Dr. Kalahasti; 'GREAT BEDSIDE MANNER'.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

The person who answered my phone call was very helpful and personable. She was efficient in making my appointment with the doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

The doctor was very caring and answered all of my questions to my satisfaction. Very professional!

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

I am very confident with Dr. Kalahasti. He remembers details of conversations from previous visits. I ask direct questions. He delivers clear answers.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

dr very professional and friendly and showed models. diagrams etc - very personable I give him a high rating and told others abouty positive visit. I will return in a year to visit him.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

I along with the Cleveland Clinic are vary fortunate to be associated with Dr Kalahasti.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Did have the sense decisions were already made before the doctors entered the room to meet with me. Felt outnumbered.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Absolutely love Dr. Kalahasti and Dr. Joshua Cohen ... both are top rate!

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr. Kalahasti always kind, thorough and answers all our questions.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr. Kalahasti was a great listener and then explain the care plan he had for me. He was clear on it and ask me and my wife if we had any questions and we agreed with the plan. He was not in a rush and gave us adequate time for the appointment. He also went over all of my test and lab results.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Dr. Kalahasti is one of the most professional and kindest doctors I know. I would highly recommend him .

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Dr K was great. He listened and asked questions. very satisfied with him.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr K took the time to explain my medical status with videos and pictures from the Ultrasound. He also answered all of my questions with explanations.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

We appreciate Dr Kalahasti's knowledge and kindness.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

I completely trust Dr Kalahasti. He is very kind and I feel blessed to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

I loved that I got an actual call from the doctor verses his nurse!

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

I would highly recommend Dr Kalahasti and the Clinic to friends

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Dr Kalahasti was very informative and he answered all questions to our satisfaction. A very professional and easy to talk to doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

A very good Doctor visit !

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Dr. Kalahasti is extremely responsive, answering Mychart questions when asked. His recommendations and clarity during our meeting were excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr. Kalahasti spent a lot of time going over my diagnosis with me and sharing his screen to show me what he saw on the echocardiogram. He was excellent and very caring. Also, he had already spoken with an interventional cardiologist prior to calling me, so the next step in my care was already started. I highly recommend Dr. Kalahasti.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

doctor encouraged questions and took ample time to answer

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Dr. Kalahasti is awesome!!! We are thankful for him!!!

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr. Kalahasti took his time and answered my questions. He used a model and showed me the actual ECHO and explained what I was watching. This was my second visit with him and both times he made me feel comfortable as well as a part of my care. I'm glad I chose him, also thankful for Dr. Khatri's input in my decision in choosing.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Excellent. Dr.. Kalahasti was patient, addressed all of my concerns in a manner that we easily understood and informative. A ++

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

superior in every way. dr.k is professional, caring, pleasant, and listens

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

I have never been disappointed with the care I get from Dr. Kalahasti. He listens and takes whatever time I need during my appointments.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Dr K was excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Dr. Kalahasti is a wonderful cardiologist!

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

I have every confidence in this doctor. He is professional, caring and even friendly. I truly feel that he understands my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

I LOVE *Dr. Kalahasti.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

DR KALAHASTI IS THE BEST

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

GREAT DOCTOR

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

I will recommend Dr Kalahasti to anyone ... I have only the highest praise of him as a person, professional and a doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

I was very pleased with my visit. My physician was very personable, caring and thorough with the assessment of my aneurysms.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

he is an exceptionally competent physician.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Very positive experience. Dr. was very friendly and provided all necessary information. All questions answered.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr kalahasty did a great deal to relieve my concerns regarding an episode of atrial flutter, that I was experiencing post-surgery for a mitral valve replacement.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

dr Kalahasty was a very good communicator. he spoke in language easily understood by a patient with limited medical know how.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Dr. Kalahasti is the best!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr. Kalahasti, the nurses, echo and ultrasound techs were all terrific. I could not have asked for a better team of caregivers.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr. Kalahasti is the best physician I have ever had in terms of listening to me and addressing my questions. He is awesome.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr. Kalahasti is fantastic. Worth flying to Cleveland for him every time.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr. Kalahasti is an awesome cardiologist.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

My doctor always listens.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Doctor was methodical and very thorough. Went to great lengths to make me feel comfortable. Took the time to explain all issues in detail. Doctor had the ability to make me feel at ease even when discussing critical issues

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

This physician was outstanding!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Staff and physician were excellent! Thanks for helping me.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr Kalahasti is an excellent clinician and communicates very well. He has genuine concern about you as a person as well as a patient

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Interaction with Dr Kalahasti was outstanding. I'd recommend him highly

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Dr. Kalahasti is the best! I believe he cares for me as a person and a patient. He is an outstanding Doctor who takes the time to fully explain to me the result of my visit and my plan of care.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Kalahasti, my cardiologist, is a one in a million. He is thorough, extremely knowledgeable, great sense of humor, and again, took time to just sit and chat with me. Love this guy!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

I am very pleased to have Dr Kalahasti for my Dr. CC is fantastic!.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Dr. Kalahasti is a very caring and compassionate man. I have recommended him to my son who now travels from WV to see him.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

I'm 69, seen many doctors in my life, none as good as Dr. Kalahasti. Love that man!!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr Kalahasti is a very kind man and I have the utmost confidence in him.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr. is always very friendly and outgoing. Makes you feel comfortable and at ease! Always explains your results and options!

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

I WISH DR KALAHASTI WOULD LEAVE CLEVELAND AND COME AND PRACTICE IN MY AREA HE IS SO GOOD AND KIND. THE BEST PHYSICIAN I HAVE EVER MET

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr. Kalahasti is AMAZING! I am very comfortable and confident in his care!

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

The doctor was very informative. Thank you Doctor!

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr. Kalahasti is the best!

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Dr Kalahasti is excellent. very professional, good communicator and takes a personal interest in my case.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

happy to have him for a doctor. excellent !!

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr. Kalahasti made a space for me with my symptoms, very quickly.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr. Kalahasti always gives of his time and knowledge to take care of me.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Dr. Kalahasti's office has always been easy to contact and very responsive.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Dr. Kalahasti was wonderful!

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