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Expert Care for Valve Disease

Jeffrey M. Calrton 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.

Meet the Program Directors

Anthony Cafarelli, M.D.

Anthony D. Caffarelli, M.D. is the Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Hoag, as well as Director of the Elaine & Robert Matranga Aortic Center and the Newkirk Family Endowed Chair in Aortic Care at Hoag. He is one of the highest volume cardiothoracic surgeons in Orange County, and specializes in complex aortic procedures, including aneurysms, dissections, bicuspid aortic valve disease, and valve sparing root procedures.

Learn more about Dr. Caffarelli.

Natesa Pandian, M.D.

Natesa Pandian, M.D., F.A.C.C. is the Director of the Nancy & Bill Thompson Heart Valve Center and Director of Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging at Hoag.

Learn more about Dr. Pandian.

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Hoag’s world-renowned valvular heart disease program continues to lead the way in advanced cardiac care. To schedule an appointment, or more information, call us at 949-764-8258.