Dr. Gerardo Kalife, MD

Dr. Gerardo Kalife, MD

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Interventional Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
55 y/o
(8)

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Dr. Gerardo Kalife, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in interventional cardiology, internal medicine, and more.Read his story

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kalife performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Heart Disease
very high
more than 95% of peers
Chest Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Kalife's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Kalife's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kalife "Dr. Kalife completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He then completed his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the Texas Heart Institute where he served as chief cardiology fellow. Subsequently he did his training in international cardiology at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California. He initially practiced in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas and eventually returned to Houston where he practices now. He has been involved through the years in the teaching of students, residents and fellows and has received several awards in recognition to the development of the residents and students. His clinical interests are in coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease in diabetic patients and in patients with chronic kidney disease. He is also interested in the association of coronary artery disease and diabetes mellitus in the Hispanic population."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kalife "Welcome to Cardiology Specialists of Houston, a full-service cardiology practice that provides the highest quality of diagnostic coronary services. Our physicians serve multiple practice locations to meet our patient needs: Our two primary offices are located in the East Houston and Pasadena area, with satellite offices in Crosby, Deer Park and the Texas Medical Center. Our physicians are experienced board certified cardiologists and interventionists dedicated to your well-being and committed to providing our communities with state of the art services in the area of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of coronary disease. Our Nuclear Imaging testing as well as the ultrasound services are performed in partnership with the East Houston Regional Medical Center and Bayshore Medical Center to ensure high quality diagnostic imaging for our patients."
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3  Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

52  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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20  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.

Education

  • Escuela De Medicina Universidad De
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Baylor University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Scripps Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Texas Heart Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kalife has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kalife's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kalife to family and friends
8 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Kalife's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Kalife provides knowledgeable and compassionate care for his patients. I never feel rushed and he is very respectful with his patients. I highly recommend him!!
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