Surgeons of Raney Zusman Medical GroupRaney Zusman Medical Group is one of the premier cardiovascular and thoracic surgery programs in Southern California, and maintains a reputation of unparalleled excellence in heart surgery and lung surgery. Our surgeons have received multiple heart and lung surgery awards, including the "3 Star Award" for the best national heart surgeons by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, an award dedicated to the top 12% of heart surgery practices in the nation.

Dr. Aidan A. Raney and Dr. Douglas Zusman founded the group in 1987 to serve Hoag Memorial Hospital.  Our physicians practice exclusively at Hoag Hospital, which allows the surgeons to be available 24 hours a day and in constant communication with our patients during recovery. The founding surgeons met during residency at Stanford University, where they trained under the direction of Dr. Norman Shumway, a world renowned pioneer in heart transplantation.  Dr. Colin Joyo joined the group in 1990  to assist with the increased volume of cases.  The group recently added Dr. Anthony Caffarelli, another Stanford trained surgeon.

Dr. Raney and Dr. Zusman went on to perform the first heart transplant in San Diego County and the first at Hoag Hospital. The doctors have remained committed to using cutting edge techniques, including mitral valve repair, minimally invasive heart surgery, robotic heart surgery, transmyocardial laser revascularization, and the Ross procedure for aortic valve replacement.

Raney Zusman Medical Group and Hoag Memorial Hospital have assembled a team of the finest heart surgery specialists, including anesthesiologists, specialized OR and ICU nurses, technicians, and physician assistants in their mission:

" To provide excellence in heart and lung surgical care by incorporating the most advanced surgical techniques and technologies with our highest priority, excellent patient outcomes and satisfaction."

For more information about Raney Zusman Medical Group, or if you have questions regarding heart or lung surgery and would like to schedule a consultation with a cardiac surgeon, please contact Raney Zusman Medical Group at (949) 650-3350.