David M. Kalfa, MD

David M. Kalfa, MD

David M. Kalfa, MD
Specialties: Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
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177 Ft. Washington Avenue
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    525 East 68th Street
    New York, NY 10065
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About David M. Kalfa, MD

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 Cardio...
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.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Expertise

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Education

  • Fellowship: Marie Lannelongue Hospital
  • Internship: University of Montpellier
  • Medical School: Universite De La Mediterranee (Aix-Marseille)
  • Medical School: Universite De Montpellier I
  • Residency: Universite De La Mediterranee (Aix-Marseille)

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Awards

  • 2017: Selected to participate to the Columbia-Coulter Program, project “Heart Valve 2.0” (role:PI)
  • 2019: Leader of the Heart Valve Society “Congenital and Pediatric Heart Valve Disease” VRN (Valve Research Network)]2019: Selected to participate and pitch to the Columbia Biomedical Technology Accelerator, project “Growth-accommodating valved conduit prosthesis to reduce the number of open-heart surgeries for children with heart valve disease » (role: co-PI)
  • 2020: 2020 Moore Inventor Fellows, selected for Phase 2 application, , « A soft robotics sensing and actuating cardiac compression sleeve for a personalized treatment of heart failure in children and adults» Role: PI
  • 2020: American Heart Association (AHA), 2020 Innovative Project Award, selected for Phase 2 application, « Design of a Soft Robotic Cardiac Sensing and Compression Sleeve » Role: PI
  • 2020: Awardee Columbia BiomedX Ignition Grant
  • 2020: invited reviewer, NIH Study Section BTSS (Bioengineering, Technology and Surgical Sciences)
  • 2020: selected as Irving Scholar, named “Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Surgery”. Highly competitive Award at Columbia University
  • 2020: Selected by his peers as an outstanding practicing doctor in New York. After an extensive nomination and research process, the results were published in Super Doctors® Rising Stars?, a special advertising section in the May 2020 issue of the New York Times.
  • April 2014: Nomination to the best Poster, Congenital Session, American Association for Thoracic Surgery AATS annual meeting, Toronto, Canada.
  • Jan 2013: Nomination to the best Poster, Congenital Session, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, STS 2013 Meeting, Los Angeles, USA
  • Jan 2015: Nomination to the best Poster, Congenital Session, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, STS 2015 Meeting, San Diego, USA
  • July 1999: Laureate of the Montpellier Medical School, 1st prize, 1st year of Medical Studies: TURCHINI Prize
  • July 2000-2004: First prize each year, Laureate of the Montpellier Medical School, Montpellier University, France
  • July 2000: First prize, Certificate in human and comparative genetics, Montpellier University, France
  • July 2001: First prize, Certificate in Immunology and Immunopathology, Montpellier University, France
  • July 2002: First prize, Certificate in development and reproductive biology, Montpellier University, France
  • July 2005: First prize, National Inter-academic Diploma of pediatric heart surgery, Paris Descartes University, France
  • July 2006: First prize, National Diploma of Intensive Care of Heart Congenital Defects, Paris Descartes University, France
  • July 2007: First prize, National Diploma of Cardiopulmonary Bypass, Paris Diderot University, France
  • July 2016 : Pediatric ECMO program at CHONY: Platinum Center of Excellence by ELSO (Extracorporeal Life Support Organization)
  • June 2010: Laureate of the Experimental Research Award of the French Pediatric Research Society, 2nd Congress of the French Pediatric societies, Paris, France.
  • June 2011: Award of the Second best communication at the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • June 2015 : Nomination to the best Poster, Annual Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Symposium, Milwaukee, USA
  • March 2016 Young Investigator Award from the Association for European Paediatric Cardiology (AEPC) for the Neuroswitch project,, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • May 2009: Nomination to the Walter Brendel Award Session, 44th Congress of the European Society for Surgical Research, Nîmes, France
  • May 2014: Nomination to the 23rd Annual Surgery Research Competition at Columbia University, New York, USA
  • May 2016 : Award of the best communication, Pediatric Cardiology Society of Greater New York, New York, USA
  • Nov 2011: Sciences PhD Thesis: mention of highest level of distinction, Paris Descartes University, France
  • Nov 2012: Labelling of the research program entitled: "Tissue Engineering of the Right Heart Outflow Tract by a Biofunctionalized b-Bioresorbable Polymeric Valved Tube" by the Pole of Competitiveness of Microtechniques in Franche-Comté, France
  • Nov 2013: Nomination to the 25th anniversary of the French Biomedical Research Fundation "Fondation de l'Avenir"
  • Oct 2010: Medical Thesis: mention of highest level of distinction, Marseille University, France
  • Oct 2014 : Nomination to the Forum of Surgical Research - 2014, Paris, France
  • Sept 2006: Nomination to the Young Investigator Award, 5th Joint Meeting of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery and European Society of Thoracic Surgeons EACTS-ESTS, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Sept 2009: Nomination to Techno-College Innovation Award, 23th Annual Congress of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery EACTS, Vienna, Austria.
  • Sept 2010: Nomination to the Young Investigator Award, 24th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Geneva, Switzerland.

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