Dr. Gerardo Kalife, MD

Dr. Gerardo Kalife, MD

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Interventional Cardiology  ·  
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56 y/o
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Dr. Gerardo Kalife, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in interventional cardiology, internal medicine, and more.Read his story

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kalife's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalife treats Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kalife treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Heart Disease
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalife treats Heart Disease more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kalife treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalife treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kalife treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2

Dr. Kalife's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • 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
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Angiograms
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

About Me

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 ar...

Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

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

Languages

  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Kalife's Reviews

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4.7

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Dr. Kalife's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Very caring and in touch with your needs. I would and have highly recommended him.
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Our family loves Dr. Kalife and would/have recommended him to numerous people. My parents are in their mid and early nineties so putting them into the car and up to his office only to be told that our appointment had been changed is very upsetting. We have had the same problem in the last several visits. I am not sure if it is a problem with this site or the doctors office. I finally found out yesterday that he doesn’t even take morning appts. I tried for three days to reach his office to set an appt verbally but finally resorted to this site. I received a confirmation text that my mother’s appointment was at 11:45 am. I had to take off work to take her only to find out someone changed the appt to 4pm. Who changes appts without notifying the patient???? Again, I was very unhappy and actually had to show the front receptionist my phone as proof noting the confirmation I received showing an 11:45 am appointment. Someone needs to work on the site to remove the morning options.
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excellent doctor
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He is the best. Would highly recommend him to everyone
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Doctor Kalife has always taken the time to listen to me when I am explaining my problems. He never interrupts me when I am talking or asking a question. He ex planes his procedures clearly in a way that I fully understand what to expect when the procedure is completed. I would recommend him to family and friends.
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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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Great Doctor, cares for his patients
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Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
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HealthSmart
Humana
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Preferred PPO
Humana Health Plan of Texas
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Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
PacifiCare Health Systems
Planned Administration Inc
Prime Health Services
Select Choice Insurance
Texas Children's Health Plan
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Wells Fargo Insurance

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