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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
  • Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography

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 4/18/2022, 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

237 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Dr Kalahasti saved my life getting surgery scheduled. He's easy to talk with and explains the plan well!

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Dr Kalahasti is the best! He reassures me every time I travel there that the bovine valve Dr. Mihaljevic implanted on Dec 29,2005 is still functioning perfectly! Should have done the survey when asked by Edwards asked. 17 years and still ticking

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

I come from Lafayette, IN so we have to take two planes to get there. Our visit was very good. Very kind and thoughtful doctor. This is my thirteenth year since my valve replacement surgery. I am still doing well. Looks like it will last a couple of more years. Thank you.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

Dr. Kalahasti was very thorough, extremely kind and respectful. He reviewed my entire record with me and for the first time I believe I have been given all the information I need to make good choices. I was really impressed with how much time he gave me to teach me about my problems and showed so much interest in me. I will recommend him to everyone who is in need of a great cardiologist.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Dr. Kalahasti & his team (Luna) and his nursing staff are amazing. I travel from Maryland not just because Cleveland Clinic is one of the best hospitals around but because of Dr. Kalahasti. You won't find a better cardiologist. He takes time to show care and concern and compassion. He answers all of my questions and explains in detail anything I need explaining on. He shows diagrams and tools that can teach me about the heart and my defect and what's to be expected. He takes an interest in my health outside of cardiology and offers suggestions upon me returning home for additional follow up and health care. He always remembers me and my history (my brother) and his story and though he doesn't see me often, It makes us feels like he cares about my well being and Makes an effort to put a face with a name not just a patient or a record number. He's very knowledgeable in the medical field. Not just in cardiology but with other health issues and though it's not his specialty he will always listen and offer suggestions. His nursing staff operates the exact same way. They ask questions and put me at ease when I may feel anxious on the visits and guide me through whatever the schedule is that day for me (tests or follow up). Luna and his office staff return calls promptly and follow up if needed. They are all pleasant to speak to and are very helpful. Luna is always remembering who I am and of all the people she sees and speaks to, I am not sure how she does that but it shows that she takes pride in her work. One of the scariest things each year for me as a 44 year old patient who learned less than two years ago I have Multiple issues with my heart and that it is congenital, yet I look forward to the appointment each year. Where I would usually be worried about the progression of my heart defects, knowing I am traveling to Cleveland Clinic to see one of the best Doctors in the country makes things much easier for me! Thank you Dr. Kalahasti And Luna & staff and Cleveland Clinic as a whole for providing the best possible care available. The travel is worth it! The time is worth it!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2022

My Medical Assistant, Barbara was the best Medical Assistant I have ever been around. She was very knowledgeable. Dr. Kalashit is the best. He is very intelligent and he is a great diagnostician and good a problem-solving. In addition, he is very caring, he cares about me and wants the best therapy and outcomes for me. He is very kind and gave me all the time I needed to ask him questions. I would strongly recommend him. If it was not for him, I would not be in as good as shape as I am today.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Dr K. Has been a great source of guidance and care over the last 4 years. He spends time with me to help me understand my condition

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Dr. Vidyasagar Kalahasti is an excellent doctor and provided the best care for me. He is highly knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

It is obvious that Dr. Kalahasti is well informed, keeps up with the latest research, loves his work and deeply cares about his patients. He excels in his ability to explain a complex disease process, in my case - a severe aortic root aneurysm, in a way that I can understand it and be involved in the decision process. He Is one of Cleveland Clinic best care providers, and the reason I am willing to fly from far away, spend money on hotels and travel to get top notch health care.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

I am always very pleased with Dr. Kalahaste. He explains everything clearly.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Great service - I do actively recommend the Dr to folks

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Dr. Vidyasagar Kalahasti is simply outstanding. In contrast to the mess at the J1-4 Desk, his assistant working to move patients to his exam room after they registered at J1-5 was also fantastic and got me in to see the doctor much earlier than my scheduled appointment time. The efficiency of having my EKG and especially my Echo cardiogram results available to Dr Kalahasti in what was basically near real time was amazing. Both the EKG technician and the Echo Cardiogram technician were top notch as well.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Dr. Kalahasti was very thorough with explanation of my test results, my medications review including a restart of the medication Plavix and lastly we discussed a new issue on my leg. I have developed an ulcer a love my right ankle. Dr. Kalahasti has set up a new appointment with a wound physician at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Excellent doctor, both in knowledge and bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Going into the appointment I was extremely scared and the doctor took his time to explain the circumstances and what was going on to my full understanding. I left the appointment feeling as if I was in the best hands. I couldn't be happier with my decision to come to the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Dr. Kalahasti continues to be the ultimate professional. Extremely kind, skilled, thorough, empathetic, and receptive. I have been thrilled with his care from day 1.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Awesome care! Dr. K and those that saw me (nurse, echo tech, PAs, etc.) were excellent. They took the time to explain things and answer our questions and we never felt rushed or felt that we were taking too much of their time.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Dr. Kalahasti has provided the best of medical care to me for several years. He's one of the reasons I travel from Alabama to Cleveland Clinic for yearly check-ups.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Excellent provider and staff! A 10/10.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Excellent physician! Expert in his field, great communicator, caring and prompt to answer concerns in person and via the portal. A 10/10!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Was very impressed by the doctor who treated me. She was thoughtful, had a delightful personality, answered questions in understandable language. She was a delight to interact with

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Doctor was polite and understanding. He listened to myself and my sister, whom was with me, and provided quite a bit of information about Marfan's syndrome and answered all of our questions. We gained a lot of information from him.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Dr Kalahasti is the nicest and best Doctor a paitient could ask for. He is polite, courteous, but most of all an excellent Cardiologist. He takes his time with you and explains everything.Lubna that works in his office is also one of the most efficient and polite and caring person I have ever spoke with.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Kalahasti to anyone

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

The Cleveland Clinic is the best in the world. That is why I travel over 500 miles to see Dr KalahastiI thanked Dr Kalahasti for seeing my wife & I and he said Thank you for traveling so far to see him

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

The care we receive by Dr. Kalahasti and his assistants at Cleveland Clinic is great. We continuously recommend the Clinic to our friends.

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Best experience with a Dr I have ever had! Explained everything, took his time to listen and answer questions!

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Cleveland Clinic is a awesome facility. Dr Kalahasti is an awesome and very kind doctor!

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

I highly respect Dr. Kalahasti. He treats me with great respect!

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

My appointment with Dr. Kalahasti was excellent. He is very down to earth, personable and patient. He answered all my questions and explains things in a way that I can understand. He is always upbeat and smiling. I wish he was closer so I could see him more regularly rather than having a cardiologist in Pgh and him in Cleveland. Dr. Kalahasti is the BEST! I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a cardiologist.

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Dr. Kalahasti is very knowledgeable, professional, and also very kind. He answered my questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

I could not be more pleased with, or confident in, my physicians advice.

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Love Dr. Kalahasti. He takes time, listens to my concerns and explains everything in a caring way.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

First time with this doctorexcellent at explaining everything.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

*Dr. Kalahasti is the "best!" I "wholeheartedly" entrust him with my care and t ravel from Tennessee every 6 months to see him.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Wonderful doctor and staff.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

I was so grateful for the time that Dr. Kalahasti spent to educate me about my heart issues

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Dr Kalahasti was fantastic. He was so friendly and explained the results of my tests He made it all so easy to understand. He asked me if I had any questions and answered all that I asked. He made me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

Dr K couldn't be better. He listened to and really heard what we said and seemed genuinely interested us. We have great confidence in his medical skill and opinion.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

Office staff was ver accommodating and friendly. Dr. Kalahasti was so efficient and professional in looking at my records and providing explanations .

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Dr. V. Kalahasti is a superior professional who Is an asset to Cleveland Clinic. He is knowledgeable, kind, considerate, and takes time to answer questions thoroughly. I would recommend him to my family members or anyone else looking for a provider with his expertise.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Dr. Kalahasti and his assistant Lubna as well as every person I interacted with were exceptional - as usual - Grade A+++

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr. Kalahasti has provided excellent care and has thoroughly addressed all my concerns about my health issues.

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