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Meet Our Team

Where excellence and innovation promote well-being.


The surgeons have been the dedicated cardiac team for the highly acclaimed Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute and Hoag Family Cancer Institute…over 600 heart and 300 lung surgeries per year.

Dr. Anthony Caffarelli

  • Newkirk Family Endowed Chair in Aortic Care
  • Director of Matranga Aortic Center
  • Director of Cardiac Surgery at
    Hoag Memorial Hospital

Dr. Asad Shah

  • Co-Director of Cardiac Surgery at Hoag Memorial Hospital
  • Diplomate American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Daryl Pearlstein

  • Director of Thoracic Surgery and Lung Cancer at Hoag Memorial Hospital

Physician Assistants

William Fazzalaro

Lead Physician Assistant

Jef Saunders

Physician Assistant

Nayanna Hage

Physician Assistant

Alyssa Friesen

Physician Assistant

Chiara Rundle

Physician Assistant