David M. Kalfa, M.D., Ph.D.
Pediatric/Congenital Cardiac Surgery
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David M. Kalfa, M.D., Ph.D.

Pediatric/Congenital Cardiac Surgery

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon


  • Congenital Heart Defect
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease In Adult
  • Congenital Heart Disease, Adult
  • Congenital Heart Disorder
  • Congenital Heart Failure


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.



Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Instructor in Cardiothoracic Surgery (Courtesy) - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Assistant in Clinical Surgery - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Assistant Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Universite Rene Descartes (France), 2011
  • M.D., Universite de la Mediteranee Aix Marsei (France), 2010


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