Dr. Kalvaria has been a practicing gastroenterologist in Sarasota since March 2004. He graduated with Honors from the University of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) School of Medicine, and concurrently as Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians (England) and Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (London). He completed his internship at Harare Hospital, Salisbury (now Harare), before moving to Cape Town, South Africa for his Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at the renowned Groote Schuur Hospital. As a Fellow he performed basic science research in liver disorders.
He moved his family to the United States in 1986 and took up the position of Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, at the University of Florida College of Medicine, in Gainesville, Florida. After three years in academic medicine he joined a large multi-specialty group in Melbourne, Florida, where he practiced for 14 years before moving to Sarasota.
Dr. Kalvaria is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. He is Board-certified in the subspecialty of Gastroenterology. He is past chairman of the Department of Medicine at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Immediate Past President of the Florida Gastroenterologic Society for 2008-9.
Dr. Kalvaria's practice is limited to disorders of the digestive system. He performs all gastroenterologic endoscopic procedures, in addition to pH studies, esophageal and anal manometry and capsule endoscopy. He is active in clinical research in several areas including inflammatory bowel disease, disorders of bowel function, acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome, and has published widely. Dr. Kalvaria lectures frequently and is especially passionate about educating the general public in matters of digestion and nutrition.
Dr. Kalvaria's wife Vivien is a published author, and their 3 children Hylton, Lauren and Romy have all graduated from college and are employed in various business fields. Dr. Kalvaria enjoys photography, cycling and travel.