About

About

Dr. Kalimi joined North Shore Univeristy department of Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2004 after serving as clinical instructer in surgery at Columbia Presbyterian College of Physicians and Surgeons where he specialized in Minimally invasive and Robotic Cardiac Surgery. He is the editor of "Clinical Scenarios in Thoracic Surgery", and has published several articles in the field of surgery. Dr. kalimi was designated America's Top Surgeons for 2011 by the Consumres' Research Council of America and is board certified in by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Kalimi is the Vice Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Southside Hospital and holds the title of Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

Dr. Kalimi has particular interest in complex mitral valve repair, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, aortic valve surgery, coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, and surgery for atrial fibrilaltion.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Surgery - American Board of Surgery

    • Cardiothoracic Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery

  • Academic titles

    • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Chief resident

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

  • Medical school

    • Sackler School of Medicine

  • Residencies

    • Rush-Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center-Chicago

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

  • Fellowships

    • Columbia University College-Physicians & Surgeons

  • Affiliations

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • North Shore University Hospital

    • Southside Hospital

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

Southside Hospital, 301 East Main StreetBay Shore, NY 11706

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Most recent comments

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07/25/2018
"I first met Dr. Kalimi after angiogram @ N.S. Hospital exudes confidence, kindness, very professional & caring - Felt it right away! Impressive guy!"
06/26/2018
"Dr. Kalimi did an excellent job in explaining my upcoming heart valve surgery."
06/10/2018
"Dr. Kalimi was recommended for my surgery. I could not be more pleased with him as my doctor. Besides being an accomplished surgeon, he is a very lovely man - happy I used him!"
05/11/2018
"I was impressed with hospital and staff."
05/11/2018
"Had surgery on 7/26/17 - Have all trust in this doctor & have recommended him to several people. Plus his staff."
03/21/2018
"Dr. K. spent a lot of time answering my questions & addressing my concerns. I did not feel rushed at any time! I believe he really cares about his patients welfare & their worries about surgery. He projects a calming demeanor."
01/25/2018
"Fabulous person, spent as much time as we needed and gave us knowledgable and caring information. Overall a great, impressive experience."
10/06/2017
"Dr. Robert Kalimi was very professional, approachable, very patient with all our questions, very accommodating and explained everything to us. "
08/01/2017
"Great experience."
07/06/2017
"You need to clone Dr. Kalimi!! "
06/09/2017
"All good/great."
05/16/2017
"GOOD"
04/17/2017
"Dr. Kalimi is excellent. He saved my mom's life. He's very knowledgeable, professional, caring, and extremely capable. I would definitely recommend him to anyone."
09/01/2016
"Would highly recommend Dr. Kalimi and Southside."
06/11/2016
"Dr Kalemi was highly recommended by my own Cardiologist, Dr M Papaleo in Huntington"
04/18/2016
"Excellent doctor! Care team."
04/11/2016
"Dr. Kalimi did a wonderful job repairing my bad mitral valve and giving me a triple bypass. I also was tremendously reassured by his quiet professionalism, which left me as reassured as anyone facing heart surgery can be. The follow-up visit was also excellent."
03/15/2016
"Dr. Kalimi & entire staff were professional, courteous, & helpful."
02/15/2016
"I met with him once - scheduled for surgery - He was more than helpful in the short time I was there."
01/18/2016
"Care Provider was impressive"
11/28/2015
"Overall positive experience throughout."
10/27/2015
"I was impressed with this group."
08/08/2014
"Dr. Kalimi was very professional and explained everything to me on my level."
06/20/2014
"Dr. Kalimi is an excellent surgeon & kind & understanding man."
04/28/2014
"A fine gentleman who cares about his patients."
02/27/2014
"Good exp."
02/11/2014
"Dr. Kalimi did a great job on me. I highly recommend him."

In the news

In the news

In the news
Southside surgeons conduct groundbreaking minimally invasive heart procedure
A patient at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore managed to avoid open-heart surgery thanks to a new advancement known as the Abbott’s Tendyne Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement system.
BAY SHORE, NY ?" Southside Hospital recently began offering a minimally-invasive procedure for people who have a back flow of blood due to a faulty mitral valve in their heart...
BAY SHORE, NY ?" Heart valve repairs have often been treated with open heart surgery, but some people can have less invasive procedures and more quickly get back to their everyday lives...

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