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...

41 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Caffarelli

"Pleasant, respectful, and informative. Dr. Caffarelli is busy but tries to give you the needed time before and after surgery to answer your questions. His staff is extremely well organized!"

-- David Young, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 10/02/2023

"Dr. Caffarelli described in terminology I was able to understand the full procedure in detail. He was easy to talk to and accommodating to myself and family members before, during and after surgery.

All aspects were covered, what to expect from check in, pre-op, post-op, ICU, TCU, risks, visitation by loved ones, recovery and follow-up.

I received treatment to replace my Aortic Valve (defective since birth [Bicuspid-Valve] that had developed severe stenosis) and to perform Septal Myectomy.

Questions were answered promptly in person and when I called in from home afterwards.

My recovery has been phenomenal. I was motivated to go on a fishing trip nine weeks after surgery and I was on that trip. Walking is so important for recovery.

All those I have spoken to about this journey have confirmed that Dr. Caffarelli, the surgical team, nurses, everyone who cared for me during recovery and Hoag Hospital was the best decision I made. All expectations have been exceeded."

-- Jeffrey Hinrichs, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 07/24/2023

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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
  • Request an appointment by clicking here.

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 25, 2024