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Joe Caceres, M.D., FAHA, FAAC

Medical Director


Dr. Caceres is the founder of Caceres Medical Group (CMG) and Buena Park Heart Center (BPHC). He has been a practicing physician in the United States for over 32 years.

Postgraduate education:

  • Resident of Internal Medicine (3 years) at the University of Illinois College of Medicine

  • Cardiology Clinical Fellow (2 years)  University of Washington School of Medicine

  • Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow (2 years) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine



As a clinical researcher, Dr. Caceres has published more than nine articles in reputable journals, including:

  • Annals of Internal Medicine “automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators and survival of patients with left ventricular dysfunction and ventricular arrhythmias” Ann Int Med, 109: 529-34, 1988

  • “Wide QRS complex tachycardia: Reassessing a common clinical problem,” Ann Int Med, 109: 905-12, 1988

  • American Journal of Cardiology “cryoablation refractory sustained ventricular tachycardia due to coronary artery disease” Am J Cardiol, 63: 296-300, 1989

  • Circulation “sustained bundle branch reentry as a mechanism of clinical tachycardia” Circulation 79: 256-70, 1989

  • “The electrical catheter ablation of right branch: A method of treating ventricular tachycardia due to macro-reentry reentry package branch” Circulation 78: 246-57, 1988

  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology “Effectiveness of cryoablation alone for refractory sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia due to myocardial underside” J Am Coll Cardiology, 11: 1254-9, 1988

  • Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics “Enhanced external counterpulsation: A unique treatment for the “No-Option” refractory angina patient” J Clin Pharm Ther. 2021 Jan 7. doi: 10.1111/jcpt.13330​

We are proud to announce Dr. Caceres' first publication outside of medical literature:

A Prescription for Faith


From the Peruvian coastline of the 1940s to modern sunny Southern California, “A Prescription for Faith” follows the life of a prominent cardiologist deeply devoted to his family, his patients, and his Catholic faith. The joys and sorrows inherent in a life of service are on full display in this riveting and truthful account of one man’s journey, and the many ways in which his strong Catholic faith has guided him. “A Prescription for Faith” takes us across the world as we see the ways faith informs decisions Jose Caceres makes throughout his high pressure career in Cardiology.

Professional Organizations

  • American Medical Association

  • Medical Association of Orange County

  • American College of Physicians

  • American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association

  • American Academy of Cardiology

  • American Society of Preventive Cardiology

  • American Society of Hypertension

  • Heart Failure Society of America


  • Awards Top US Medical – Internal Medicine and Cardiology – 2003, 2004, 2005

  • Top Award Cardiologists America – Cardiology – 2007

  • Top Award Cardiologists America – Interventional Cardiology-2010

  • Certificate of Appreciation – Most Compassionate doctor-Award 2011

  • Distinguished Grand Master of the American Board of Cardiology – 2012 Award

  • Consultant of the National Academy of Medicine – cited 2012 Special Award

  • Top Award Cardiologists America – Cardiology-2012, 2014


Recent Conferences

  • Atrial fibrillation: Contemporary Diagnosis and Medical Management

  • Management of stable angina pectoris

  • STEMI: Updated Guidelines ACC and AHA

  • Stable chronic systolic heart failure: Diagnosis and Management

  • Optimization results in stable CAD

  • Degenerative aortic valve stenosis: Diagnosis and Management

  • Enhanced external counterpulsation treatment in refractory angina pectoris

  • Cardiology Practice for Primary Care Providers: Role of EECP in stable angina pectoris

  • Diagnosis and treatment of chronic diastolic heart failure

  • 2013 ACC / AHA treatment on blood cholesterol to reduce cardiovascular risk atherosclerotic Adults

  • Updated Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of High Blood Pressure

  • EECP First Annual Symposium of refractory angina pectoris


EECP Presentation

Dr. Caceres offers a detailed breakdown of EECP treatment in this informational video.

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