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...

7 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Caffarelli

"I can't say enough about Dr. Caffarelli and his team at Hoag. After our first meeting, I knew he would do what was best for me. I went into surgery thinking I would likely have my aortic valve replaced but he ended up being able to repair it. The quality of care from his surgical team and nurses was outstanding. He has great bedside manner as well!"

-- Kristen Benedict, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, 12/03/2021

"From our initial meeting to pre-op to post-op, Dr. Caffarelli was calming, clear, compassionate, reassuring and a great listener.

He even spoke with my 90-year old parents across the country when surgery was complete!

I was prepared and calm going into surgery and I'm now 4 weeks on my road to recovery. I can't thank Dr. Caffarelli and the Hoag team enough!"

-- Gregg Kent, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 07/14/2021

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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: March 18, 2022