The Nancy & Bill Thompson Heart Valve Center was established in 2006 as part of the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute at Hoag. Being the first center of its kind on the West Coast, it offered cutting-edge technology and renowned physicians dedicated to the early detection of valve disease.
Under the leadership of Dr. Anthony Caffarelli, Director of Hoag Cardiovascular Surgery, and Dr. Natesa Pandian, an internationally recognized cardiologist specializing in valve and echocardiogram expertise, the Nancy & Bill Thompson Heart Valve Center employs state-of-the-art technology and a highly skilled team of physicians to accurately diagnose and treat heart valve conditions.
As experts in valvular heart disease, the physicians at the Nancy & Bill Thompson Heart Valve Center collaborate with specialists from around the country, sharing their knowledge through educational conferences and programs. These initiatives are designed to enhance the understanding and treatment of valve disease for physicians and surgeons nationwide. Furthermore, the center's physicians actively participate in progressive research and clinical trials, ensuring broader access to advanced care for valve disease patients.