Dr. David Kalfa, MD

Dr. David Kalfa, MD

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
37 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. David Kalfa, MD is a pediatric cardiothoracic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 8 years. He specializes in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.Read his story

Weill Cornell Medicine's Cardiothoracic Surgery

525 E 68th St # F677

New York, NY 10065
Get Directions

Insurance Accepted

  • 1199SEIU
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Oscar Insurance Corporation
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

Learn about Dr. Kalfa

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Dr. Kalfa's Experience

Dr. Kalfa's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Kalfa's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kalfa "Dr. David Kalfa is a Board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon with a subspecialization in pediatric cardiac surgery. A Native of France, Dr. Kalfa graduated from Marseilles University Graduate School of Medicine with the highest level of distinction in 2004. During his certification, he developed a research program in Tissue Engineering applied to the field of Congenital Heart Diseases that led to the attainment of numerous grants including a European Research FP7 Grant. He completed a research fellowship in Fondation Alain carpentier/INSERM in Paris and received his PhD degree in 2011 with the highest level of distinction. He then performed a 2-year clinical fellowship in Congenital Cardiovascular Surgery in one of the highest-volume centers (Marie Lannelongue Hospital in Paris) with exposure to highly complicated cases from all age groups (from neonates to adults). He completed a clinical fellowship in Adult Cardiac Surgery at Laval University Hospital in Quebec, Canada (2012-2013). He was then Assistant Attending in Congenital Cardiac Surgery at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/NYP (2013-2015) and is currently Assistant Professor of Surgery (tenure track) in the Section of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Columbia University, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College."
Read Less

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kalfa "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Kalfa does not have any board certifications listed.

9  Conditions Treated

  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Adult
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Septal Defect
  • Tetralogy of Fallot

12  Procedures

  • Cardiac Restorative Surgery
  • Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pediatric
  • Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Medication Management
  • Minimally Invasive Open Heart Surgery
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Montpellier 2, France
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Aix-Marseille Ii / U.F.R. of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2011
  • University of Montpellier, France
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University of Aix-Marseille Ii / U.F.R. of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Marie Lannelongue Hospital, Paris, France
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • PHD Degree At University Of Paris, France
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Kalfa has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Kalfa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Kalfa does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Kalfa and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Kalfa's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kalfa


Based on 51 reviews

5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Kalfa?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Kalfa's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. David Kalfa, MD
Dr. Kalfa was amazing. He took the time to explain fully the surgical procedure for our son and answered every question we had in extremely kind and gentle manner. He was very patient and understanding during the entire process. He interacted and communicated with my wife and I constantly. Once...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Glenn's dad in Alpin – Sep 19, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Kalfa, MD?
Doctor Kalfa is a wonderful doctor. He succesfully performed open heart surgery on my daughter.He took his time to explain the procedure and met with us few times before the surgery to answer my questions. he met with me before he went in to operate on my daughter that morning. came out and talked...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Jael Richardson in Bronx, NY – Sep 14, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Kalfa, MD?
Dr. Kalfa and his staff are just absolutely amazing with his patients and their parents. Seeing him after surgery and shaking his hand was a moment in time that I will cherish forever. Dr. Kalfa is on his way to a great and amazing future. It was a Privilege and honor to have had an opportunity to...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Philip Wong in Morganville – Aug 30, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Kalfa, MD?
Dr. Kalfa did a full repair of our sons TOF condition 1 week after birth. We are so thankful to him and his team. He explained in detail the procedure and options weeks before his birth and days leading up to the scheduled surgery. He is extremely detailed orientated but excellent at explaining...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Aug 15, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Kalfa, MD?
Dr. Kalfa did an amazing job on my son’s ASO. He took a lot of time talking me through what to expect and what all the possible complications might be. Luckily, the surgery went very smoothly and I now have my little boy at home.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Aug 06, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. David Kalfa, MD?
Show more reviews

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Kalfa?