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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
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.445.7259
Fax:
216.445.6150

Additional Locations

Diagnostic Radiology

Euclid Hospital

18901 Lakeshore Blvd
Euclid , OH 44119
Directions

Appointment:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.444.4457
Fax:
216.445.6150
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aorta Center
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Noninvasive 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 Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • 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 is nationally and internationally renowned for the world’s best cardiovascular care. 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 United States
2010

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland, OH United States
2005

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH
2002

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH
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

  • Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography
  • Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

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 4/28/2024, Dr. Kalahasti has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

434 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 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

85 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

I have seen a lot of cardiologists with my extensive medical record and Dr. Kalahasti is by far the best that I have ever come across. He is excellent at explaining everything and his positive attitude is always appreciated! I always recommend him to any one in need of heart care because he really does care. I consider myself very fortunate to be one of his patients!

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Dr.Kalahasti was most informative and attentive to all of my questions and concerns. He showed respect to all of my questions, and to my son's questions. I did not feel rushed. He took his time and explained everything in detail. Very admirable.

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

My appointment time was changed to later in the afternoon without my knowledge for an echo. Dr. Kalahasti waited to see me after the echo to discuss results. I appreciate his accommodation.

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Dr. Kalahasti is a wonderful cardiologist!

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

Dr is trying to figure put my shortness of breath since the tests done in August shows improvement .

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Dr. Kalahasti was awesome. He was very thorough with explaining my test results. He was very knowledgeable and polite.

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

I called as soon as I got the letter to schedule. I was supposed to be seen in April. I was told Dr. Kalahasti was booked through June and the next schedule was not out, call back in two weeks. I did this twice and then messaged Dr. Kalahasti. He got me in May 1st by double booking my appointment. You need to fix this.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Roberta in Dr Kalahasti's office is excellent!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Dr Kalahasti is an excellent MD. Could not be happier with him as my provider.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

My wife and I can't be more please with Dr.Kalahasti.He is the epitome of professionalism and what ever you pay him you should triple it.He has great patience in articulating the topic of discussion so you understand what is going on.You are fortunate to have him on staff.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

It was all good especially for a place that was as busy as they were. The Dr was the most informative I've had in a while.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr. Kalahari has a very comforting personality and puts me more at ease with what to expect. Truly appreciated.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

Love Dr. K. He's the best.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Dr Kalahasti is such a nice man! From the moment he walked in the door we really liked him. He is very pleasant and thorough. He is one of the nicest physicians we have ever met. I will definitely recommend him to anyone in need.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Dr. Kalahasti was very accommodating and responsive to all my questions and my friends questions. Excellent clinician and educator. Thank you have recommended him to others.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

I feel the real connection to my provider and was reassured by that feeling.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Very nice doctor! I liked him and he will be my cardiologist going forward

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

My experience with Dr. Kalahasti himself was outstanding. Some of the circumstances around the overall visit was not ideal.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

Dr. K. Provides excellent health care. Outstanding!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

There are not enough superlatives to describe Dr. Kalahasti. I am grateful for his care. Besides being a warm and compassionate human being, he is a wonderful scientist and patient teacher. He always explains things very carefully.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr. Vidyasagar Kalahasti was gave me a thorough explanation of my condition by showing me a detailed model and then reviewing the actual CT scans with me. It was very helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr Kalahasti has been my doctor for the past 12 years. He has been amazing!! He has always been easy to reach and keeps up with my care. This past year he found that my aortic valve and aortic root were in need of repair. He was on top of making sure that I was taken care of. He was available even when I had a post op side effect and went into atrial flutter. He helped to guide the doctors at the local hospital and kept up to date on my condition. He truly is an amazing doctor and trust him unconditionally with my care. There needs to be more doctors like him!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

This was my first time visiting the clinic .I drove from Rochester N.Y.for this appointment and another with Dr. Roselli later in the day .I was very impressed with my experience .

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

As always Dr. Kalashasti's care was exemplary. Prepared. Meticulous. Caring. An excellent physician.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

As a Marfans Syndrome patient with abnormal habitus, I will continue to drive from Columbus to CC as a local provider refused a scheduled Echocardiogram and stated I do not have Marfans despite my CC genetic history on file. I appreciate that CC understands that not all Marfs are 6-7ft tall. Kalahasti is the most patient and kind physician I have EVER encountered. He is simply the best.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

Dr Kalasthi is very good.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr. Kalahasti is the best! Kind, friendly,always explaining things to the fullest! Would recommend him for sure!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr Kalahasti's office/assistant is WONDERFUL!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

I feel like I am receiving the best care for my condition. Dr. Kalahari was wonderful. He listened and explained everything perfectly.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr k excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Dr. K was tremendous, easy to understand and communicate with and I left with full understanding.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

The doctor was great. Friendly and knowledgeable. His explanation of my problem was very good. He used visual aided to explain the situation.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Kalahasti is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

This was my first meeting with Df. I was extremely impressed with knowledge, preparation, and efforts to make sure I understood (as much as I could understand), options for treatment, and potential consequences of various choices. Exactly what I would expect from a CC doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Kalahasti is a kind man, a good communicator and obviously a very smart doctor

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

I loved the doctor's calm, yet very detailed explanation of how the heart works and how my heart is different. I feel he is the best person to speak with patients because of his caring yet educated approach to helping patients understand their medical condition.I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Both DR Kalahastiand his assstant Barb were outstanding

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

The doctor was very professional.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

He is a fantastic Dr. He explained my diagnosis in detail.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr K is a very caring and factual man. I believe I was lucky to have him when I had my heart attack.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

I feel so comfortable with Dr. Kalahasti. He seems to actually remember me after one year. He clearly reads my file prior to coming in the room. He has the ability to share complex data in a manner that is easy to understand. He answers all questions slowly and confirms that he was clear. ***** for him!

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Great experience. Thank you very much Dr Kalahasti.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. Kalahasti is amazing!!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

I can't say enough good things about Dr Kalahasti. He was very kind and excellent at explaining everything on our level. I was impressed with his level of expertise and I felt very confident with his recommendations. I knew I was meant to be at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

I would highly recommend Cleveland Clinic to all heart patients, especially when they are questioning the first opinion they were given. I feel very confident and trusting in the recommendations I received from Dr Kalahasti. All of the staff I encountered were friendly and put me at ease. The process of registration, testing and the clinic appointment was very organized.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Highly recommend this Doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

I especially appreciate Dr Kalahasti's concern for my understanding of my condition and the details of treatment.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr. V made a follow-up phone call to me to go over Echocardiogram results, which I appreciated, and which were helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

I have enjoyed the very best service and physician care at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

My doctor has been consistently outstanding in his care and treatment of me

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr. Kalahasti is extremely caring and compassionate doctor who takes the time to explain things and encourages questions. He is also incredibly knowledgeable and professional which inspires confidence. He's just excellent all around.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr Kalahasti is a great doctor!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Kalahasti is an exceptional doctor. He shares all needed info, and is warm and supportive.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr Kalahasti and his staff are the best

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

I like his way a lot. He's #1 in my book!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Kalahasti is an awesome physician!! He's concerned and interested in my opinions and in my activities. Answers and explains my questions in an understandable fashion. He is professional and knowledgeable. If I should have any health issues or problems, I feel I can write him and he will respond quickly.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

I have nothing but good things to say about Dr Kalahasti. I came into his care via your second opinion process. I have not yet met him personally, but my two video visits have been great, and he definitely spends time looking over my scans and explaining the results and meaning. He never makes me feel rushed, even though I know he has other appointments etc.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr Kalihasti is phenomenal

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr. Kalahasti was and is amazing.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Kalahasti is a wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

The team I worked with and the doctor was great. Shay is a wonderful nurse

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr Kalahasti was very personable, attentive, and thorough. He reviewed my case extensively and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

These ratings apply to Dr. Kalahasti, who is an exceptional physician and cardiologist.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. Kalahasti has always shown promot, courteous, respectful concern for my problem. He arranger for my TAVR, which entirely improved my life.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

As previously, my experience with Dr. Kalahasti is extremely positive. His knowledge, understanding, scope and caring are exceptional.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

In addition to more-than-satisfactory attention to heart-related concerns, caregiver has been very helpful with respect to advising me re other areas of the Clinic that may be relevant for me.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Very pleased with Dr. Kalahasti. Very knowledgeable, professional, and caring. Would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Kalahasti and his staff were very focused on what I had to say about my health concerns, what my prior treatments involved and what the steps toward diagnosing my issues will be and follow up plans.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr Kalahasti is superb (his staff also)

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr Kalashti showed a bit of humor. Explicit discussion of prior tests. I felt very comfortable with him

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr. Kalahasti is the most compassionate, kindest and caring doctors I've ever worked with.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

I give Dr. Kalahasti my highest ratings!

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Excellent physician., listens to concerns, thorough exam and advises with concern.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr. K is amazing. Always very friendly and helpful and always willing to explain in detail updates on health

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

Dr.Kalahasti is the best. Always takes time and so reassuring.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr. Kalahasti was again...courteous, conscientious, and caring. He went over all my exams and reviewed them with past exams, very thorough. He listens and is understanding. And, his team is very efficient. From check at the reception desk to the medical assistant doing my vitals, they all seem to work in tangent to see that caregivers are seen in a timely manner. Everything went smoothly.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

I'm very happy with the doctors and the treatment I got from cleveland clinic

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr Kalahasti is a true professional in all aspects

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

I have total in both Doctor's that I see at C.C. I feel fortunate to have two of the best. Dr.V. Kalahasti and Dr B. Baranowski. To schedule both doctors on the same day sometimes is difficult, but it works out.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

A learning experience with Dr. Kalahasti, as always. He consistently provides clear explanations of test results and the impact on my health. He is trustworthy, knowledgeable, friendly and puts me at ease. Dr. Kalahasti is the best! He always gets two thumbs up, unsolicited, from other Cleveland Clinic medical professionals conducting my pre-appointment testing.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Three words: HE'S THE BEST!

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Dr. Kalahasti was very thorough, went through all of the variations re: valve options, and the pros and cons. He was very friendly, professional, patient and informative.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

De Kalahasti is amazing. He saved my life referring me for surgery. He educates me and provides direction. I can't thank him enough!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Everything about Dr Kalahasti is excellent

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