About Dr. Anthony Caffarelli,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Anthony Caffarelli and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of California, Irvine in 2000. To date, I have performed approximately 3,500 cardiac surgeries, of which 1,500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute at Hoag. Read more...

21 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Caffarelli

"Outstanding experience from initial consult with review of options (with choice of minimally invasive right thoracotomy), pre-surgery prep, the surgery, in-hospital recovery and care, and post-surgical follow-up.

Dr. Caffarelli spent a great deal of time with us to review the test results and treatment options. His entire team was skilled, professional and compassionate. On a scale of 1 to 5 - Dr. Caffarelli and team earned a 6!

We are truly grateful to have chosen Dr. Caffarelli and his team for this procedure. We met with other surgeons and are so pleased with our choice of Dr. Caffarelli."

-- Jonathan Maples, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 09/28/2022

"My surgeon, Doctor Caffarelli, met me in the Hoag Memorial Emergency Room while I was still conscious. He is compassionate as well as highly qualified. He accepted me as a patient needing emergency care. His team approach was impressive; he did not take short-cuts. He repaired two heart valves, performed a bypass procedure and included ablation in a six hour surgery.

He comes highly recommended by my cardiologist and by all of the staff that provided services under his guidance. It's been six months and I am on the road to recovery. Dr. Caffarelli's bedside manner is to be commended. He demonstrated a professional and caring attitude which was very helpful.

He kept my family informed of the procedures and results. My surgery was unplanned and I am grateful to be Dr. Caffarelli's patient."

-- Gary Maxwell, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, 07/27/2022

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Mitral and aortic valve repairs
  • Minimally-invasive cardiac surgery as well as transcatheter procedures including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), TEER, and TEVAR
  • Complex re-operative and aortic surgery

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Bicuspid aortic valve disease and aortopathy
  • Genetics of aortic aneurysms
  • Surgical treatments for atrial fibrillation

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Anthony Caffarelli, heart surgeon, graduated from University of California, Irvine in 2000.

After medical school, Dr. Caffarelli completed General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Thoracic Transplantation Residencies at Stanford University Medical Center from 2000 to 2010.

Dr. Caffarelli is diplomate of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Throughout his career, Dr. Caffarelli has received several honors and distinctions for his dedication and commitment to cardiac care:

* 2019: Director of the Elaine & Robert Matranga Aortic Center, Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute

* 2018: Director of Cardiac Surgery, Hoag Hospital

* 2016: Newkirk Family Endowed Chair in Aortic Care

* 2009: Western Thoracic Surgical Association, Norman E. Shumway Award

* 2008: Participant, Intensive Course in Clinical Research: Study Design and Performance, Stanford Center for Clinical & Translational Education & Research

* 2008: Fellow Delegate, Stanford School of Medicine Annual Strategic Leadership Retreat

* 2007: John Henry Smith, III, M.D., “Outstanding Surgical Resident of the Year” Award

* 2007: Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for “Humanism and Excellence in Teaching”

* 2006: Administrative Chief Resident, Stanford General Surgery

* 2005: Outstanding Resident Award in Surgical Critical Care

* 2005: Resident Delegate to Association for Surgical Education

* 2003: Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Grant

* 2000: J.G. Hatfield Senior Surgical Award

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Anthony Caffarelli, MD

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Caffarelli, you can:

  • Call (949) 270-3363 right now
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The office of Dr. Caffarelli is located at 1 Hoag Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92663. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.

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Page last updated: February 15, 2023