Dr. David Kalfa, MD

Dr. David Kalfa, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
37 y/o

Accepting new patients

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

Weill Cornell Medicine's Cardiothoracic Surgery

525 E 68th St # F677

New York, NY 10065
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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

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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 Cardiovascular 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."


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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

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • General Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Kalfa does not have any board certifications listed.

18  Conditions Treated

  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

13  Procedures

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

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Kalfa is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Kalfa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kalfa to family and friends
42 total reviews (40 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (42)

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Dr. Kalfa's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (40)

When I found out that my son was diagnosed with TGA I transferred all my treatment to New York Presbyterian - Columbia University Children's Hospital. I was very nervous at first, then I met Dr. Kalfa and he made me more calm about the whole situation. After delivery Dr. Kalfa came to my room to...more
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Dr. Kalfa repaired our daughters ascending aortic root. The surgery results were excellent. We had complete confidence in Dr. Kalfa, framed by the time Dr. Kalfa spent explaining the procedure to us, the number of times he has performed the procedure and most of all his overall demeanor and...more
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Doctor Kalfa made himself available to answer all my questions and concerns about my daughter's procedure. He met with us months before the surgery, right before he went in to surgery and right after. The personal attention, care, and concern he showed for our daughter made us thankful for...more
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After a course of 9 days and multiple tests the anatomy of my sons heart still wasnt clear and was rare yet Dr. Kalfa was sure that when he went in he would be able to see the problem and fix it without a doubt. You can imagine how hard that was to grasp but we went ahead and agreed. After surgery...more
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Having a child with a congenital cardiac anomaly is frightening and emotional. After a minimally invasive approach via cardiac catheterization had proven unsuccessful for our daughter Gracie, we were referred to Dr. Kalfa. With the guidance and compassion of Dr. Kalfa and his team, Gracie had...more
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