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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
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

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
View all 45 Specialties +


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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:

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


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Sri Venkatesvara University Medical College-Tirupati
Tirupati, India, India

Undergraduate - Sri Venkatesvara Junior College
Tirupati, India,

Additional Training

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


  • 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

See publications for Vidyasagar Kalahasti, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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

302 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

71 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

He called with further results while I was driving home. I appreciate the doctor making the calls himself

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

I like that I can get my tests and talk to my doctor about the results on the same day.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

I have to admit that I must be one of both Cleveland Clinic's biggest fans! You folks saved my life and so much more! Additionally, always look forward to seeing Dr. Kalahasti and all the others at C.C. The doctor is knowledgeable, helpful and understanding. He is wonderful to work with. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank You.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

I always feel safe with my doctor at the clinic

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Dr kalahassie and dr Augustine are excellent dr they listen spend time with me compassionate I feel very secure snd trust both of them I travel six hrs to get to Cleveland clinic to see these two dr and they are both terrific drs

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

We have been very happy with Dr. Kalahasti and our care at CC. It has all been quite impressive. Thank you.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Dr. Kalahasti is wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr. Kalahasti is one of the best. So approachable and easy to speak with.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr. Kalahasti is an excellent cardiologist.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr. Kalahasti is an excellent physician. His staff (nurse) was wonderful, too.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Dr. K is always kind, thorough and patient.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Dr. Kalahasti is a wonderful person and an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021


Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr. Kalahasti is extremely informative in a very comforting and understanding way. He makes me feel very at ease in a very stressful time in my life. I continually recommend him others.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Dr. Office made the phone call to make my appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Always a pleasure to meet with and discuss my condition with Dr. Kalahasti. I have great appreciation of his skills and willingness to listen to what I am experiencing

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Dr.Kalahasti is no doubt the very best doctor I have ever had the pleasure of being treated by or ever met!!!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Dr Coleman and Dr Kalahasti were clear concise and caring at the same time.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

I have seen 2 speciality physicians. I have recommended both of them to friends because they were very thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Thank you Dr. Kalahasti.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Dr. Kalahasti is amazing!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Dr. Kalahasti was amazing. I was so happy and satisfied with my appointment with him and I have a strong sense of security about moving forward with him as my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Dr. Kalahasti was wonderful at balancing listening, addressing questions and concerns, and being informative about treatments and considerations. I appreciated his thoughtfulness and the way he shared his expertise. The overall experience at Cleveland Clinic was good. I felt respected as a person and that the testing and evaluation of my condition was thorough. Thank you

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

The coordination of how my appointments were scheduled was impressive as it seemed to flow well and gave me confidence that the doctor had the information he needed before seeing him. As an out of town patient it was very helpful to have them scheduled all for one afternoon. I also appreciate being able to get ahold of my doctor's office by phone.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

I think very highly of Dr Kalahasti

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Excellent experience overall. Dr. Kalahasti was very knowledgeable, personable and reassuring.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr. Kalahasti listens to my questions and concerns. His explanations are detailed and easily understood.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

Doctor Kalahasti thoroughly explained the heart and valve functions so we could understand. we feel we're in very good and experienced hands.

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Excellent! Dr. Kalahasti is outstanding!

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr Kalahasti was awesome and explained clearly about my conditions and my options. This greatly relieved my concerns, anxiety and helped with my decisions about the care.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

one of the best experiences I've ever had. I'm beyond happy with Dr Kalahasti and the entire team of people.

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!

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