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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

See publications for Vidyasagar Kalahasti, MD.

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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

286 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

66 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Dr Kalahastri was so kind and knowledgable that I felt at ease to ask many questions!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Good experience. Dr. Kalahassa is a wonderful doctor! !

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

This was my first visit to the Cleveland Clinic. Dr Kalahasti and his Fellow, Dr Cohen were both extremely competent and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Dr Khalahasti is simply the best doctor I've ever known.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Dr. Kalahasti's is truly Superior. His Outstanding knowledge and care for me was priceless. He was very personable and took the time to explain anything I had questions on. I would definitely recommend him to any of my friends family and clients as I too am in healthcare. A dear friend that recommended Dr Kalahasti to me is JENNIFER MARKS. She couldn't say enough wonderful things about him especially how caring and personable he is.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Dr Kalahasti and Dr Callahan always extend themselves to coordinate schedules for my yearly visit - especially this year which was more challenging due to overdue and extra studies needed.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Dr. Kalahasti Is the very best. He is brilliant, kind and nimble with evaluation of EMR data.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

I recommended Dr. Kalahasti to my cousin, who is now also a patient of his.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Dr. Took the time to call me with test results, that meant a lot to me.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Cleveland clinic very fortunate to have Dr. Kalahasti on staff.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

He's one of the best doctors I've ever had. That's why I continue to travel 6 hours one way just to get the care I need and deserve. The hospitals name brought me there. The Doctor is the reason I continue my care there. Thank you for excellent service.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

I was put at ease with the professionalism and friendliness of Dr.Kalahasti and the Lady that did my Echo.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

It was an awesome experience speaking with Dr. Kalahasti whom I sincerely appreciate and respect.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Dr. Kalahasti provided clear comments regarding the care I need and appointments needed to make these needs met!

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

The physicians office fit me into a cancelled space for an appointment that was very much earlier than anticipated.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Dr. Knew I was apprehensive, spent extra time explaining things to me, and was very reassuring. I was very satis fied and would recommend him.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

Dr Kalasthi is amazing and very kind. Would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

Great doctor, busy schedule took months to get in, but always worth it

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Dr. Kalihasti is very caring, patient, kind, and extremely knowledgeable. All of my questions and concerns were addressed.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Dr Kalahasti is the best. He is the most caring, professional, and thorough Doctor I have ever met. I am very fortunate to have him as my Doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

I first met Dr. Kalahasti when I had right knee placement in 2003 and had to meet with a cardiologist prior to the surgery. He epitomizes the excellent care I receive as a patient at the clinic. He is still my cardiologist; I make the trip to the clinic from every year to every other year to have my heart checked out with him. I just can't say enough nice things about the care I get when I see him for my appointments.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Dr Kalahasti was great

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

The contact I had with several people at CC on this visit was exceptional.including Dr Kalahasti, his secretary, Lauren (the nurse in J1-5), Nora (the tech who administered the echo test and Christina, the receptionist in J1-5 who gracefully followed up to find the earlier appt for the echo test. I was very impressed and thankful to each of them.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Dr K is top notch. Fortunate to have him on my team!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

The tools and explanations by doctors why I travel 8 hours

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Dr. Kalahasti is excellent. Very consciensis and genuinely concerns about others/ his patients.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Dr. Khalahasti is a wonderful person and doctor. We like him very much and would not hesitate to recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

The doctor was really great! He explained things really well. I learned a lot, he spent the time to explain in great detail my conditions and how they plan on monitoring it going forward.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Dr. Kalahasti is the best doctor. He listens to his patients, very knowledgeable and very caring.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

I am extremely happy with my provider. I ask a lot of questions and am very intense about my care. He is very patient with me and listens to all my questions and provides meaningful answers.

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