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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 4/21/2020, 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

277 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 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

59 Patient Comments

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 an awesome cardiologist.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

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

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!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

outstanding physician

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Kalahasty is very attentive and kind. He is aware of my condition and treatment options. He openly answers questions!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

I feel privileged to be a patient of dr. Kalahasti. he shows concern and is extremely knowledgable.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

amazing doctor and staff

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr. Kalahasti is the best doctor I have ever seen. He took the time to explain everything and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr Kalahasti is an excellent provider.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr K was excellent in both thoroughness and bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr. Kalahasi is an outstanding physician

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr Kalahasti is simply the very best!

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

I always reccomend Dr. Kalahasti

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Any time I hear of someone with a heart condition I suggest they go to the Cleveland Clinic, and I always suggest my doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti thoroughly reviewed my test results with me and explained his findings.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Excellent experience with Dr Kalahasti

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti always takes the time to explain everything in detail, using language that I can understand. He is always very thorough and friendly.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

I am very happy with *Dr. Kalahasti. He is one of the best cardiologist.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr. Kalahasti is a great physician. He is always thorough, very kind and caring and explains everything I need to know. I'm grateful he's my doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

I was surprised at being able to have an appt with Dr Kalahasti so quickly!

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Dr Kalahasti found me because of other tests. so grateful for his bedside manner and his time he spent all the time needed for me!

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

awesome doctor and staff

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

I liked Dr. Kalahasti very much. However, I am unsure what role he played in the overall process. I had a diagnosis from my local cardiologist and was in need of a surgeon. While very good, Dr. Kalahasti seemed redundant within my particular situation.

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.

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