Meet the Physician Team

Expert Care for Valve Disease

Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute at Hoag is home to a highly-acclaimed Nancy & Bill Thompson Heart Valve Center led by Natesa Pandian, M.D. an internationally recognized cardiologist with valve and echocardiogram expertise.

In addition, Hoag has a dedicated team of world-renowned cardiac surgeons led by director Anthony Caffarelli, M.D. The team has received multiple cardiovascular surgery awards, including 3 out of 3 stars for both coronary artery bypass grafting and aortic valve replacement, by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, placing Hoag in the top 1.8 percent of hospitals in the nation.

In addition, the Nancy & Bill Thompson Heart Valve Center is one of the highest-volume programs in the country with its cardiovascular surgery team repairing a high volume of heart valves, placing Hoag among the top cardiac programs in the nation.

Having a specialized team that’s highly trained in all aspects of innovative valve repair is a unique distinction that sets Hoag apart from many other centers and provides patients with the highest quality care, as well as exceptional clinical outcomes.

  • Anthony D. Caffarelli, MD

    • Physician Leader, Newkirk Family Endowed Chair in Aortic Care
    • Director, Elaine & Robert Matranga Aortic Center
    • Director, Hoag Cardiac Surgery
    • Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  • Natesa G. Pandian, MD

    • Physician Leader
    • TAVR Echocardiologist