Aidan A. Raney, M.D.

Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute

  • Program Director, Cardiovascular Surgical Services
  • James & Pamela Muzzy Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  • Newport Beach

Aidan A. Raney, M.D., F.A.C.C., is the medical director of cardiovascular surgery at Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach. Dr. Raney is also the surgical director of Hoag Heart Valve Center and recipient of the James and Pamela Muzzy Endowed Chair. Along with his colleagues at the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart and Vascular Institute, Dr. Raney has built a team of surgeons, nurses and technicians that have been consistently ranked #1 in overall patient outcomes in Orange County and one of the top heart surgery programs in California.

Dr. Raney has been instrumental in introducing advanced surgical techniques and equipment to Hoag, and is well known for his expertise in the areas of mitral valve reconstruction, complex aortic valve/root replacement and the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation.

Under Dr. Raney’s direction, Hoag was one of the first hospitals in Orange County to use minimally invasive video endoscopic vein harvesting for bypass surgery and one of the first to perform mitral valve repair using robotic-assisted technology. He introduced and has expertise in minimally invasive valve surgery. Dr. Raney also has considerable expertise in the surgical management of thoracic diseases, utilizing conventional and video-assisted thoracoscopic techniques.

Since 1987, Dr. Raney and his partners have built one of the premiere cardiothoracic surgical programs in Southern California. After graduating with honors from the University of Southern California School of Medicine, he completed his internship and residencies in general and thoracic surgery at Stanford University Medical Center. At Stanford, Dr. Raney was extensively involved in heart and lung transplant research, and served as the chief resident of the Cardiac Transplant Unit.

His professional associations include: Fellow, American College of Surgeons; Fellow American College of Chest Physicians; Fellow, American College of Cardiology, Society of Thoracic Surgeons and International Heart Transplant Society. He is a member of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. He is a diplomat of the American Boards of General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Raney is a member of the Newport Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery Group (formerly Raney Zusman Medical Group).