Welcome to the
Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute

The Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute is one of the preeminent cardiovascular centers on the West Coast, and is well respected for delivering quality care and exceptional patient outcomes in the areas of valve disease, vascular disease and cardiac arrhythmia. The Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute has achieved international and national accreditation for many of its programs. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has awarded Hoag with 3 out of 3 stars for both coronary artery bypass grafting and aortic valve replacement, placing us in the top 1.8 percent of hospitals in the nation. Hoag's physicians perform more surgeries and procedures with better outcomes than any other hospital in the county.

Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute is pleased to have received the following awards and accolades:

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons ranked Hoag’s Cardiovascular Surgery Program in the highest category for quality and successful outcomes (a 3 out of 3 star rating), achieved by only 1.8 percent of hospitals nationwide
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Hoag's Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute high performing in the following specialties: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure & Transcatheter Valve Replacement​
  • IBM Watson Health™ named Hoag one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation in 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • 2020 Recipient of the American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
  • Named one of the 100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs in the nation by Becker's Hospital Review
  • Named by Women's Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Heart Care
  • Named a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program

Heart & Vascular Institute Team