Manuel Caceres Polo, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

LVPG Cliniciani

Accepting New Patients


Area of focus i

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Philosophy of care

I offer you comprehensive and multidimensional patient-centered care.

Why I entered medicine

I had the privilege to be raised by parents who focused on building a strong educational foundation and early in life introduced me to the complex nature of various organ systems. As I grew further in life, I strengthen my fascination for the intricate functioning of the human body and the potential to make a difference in somebody's life through the field of medicine.

Community involvement

I have been involved in various international charitable medical missions to give back to others less fortunate and make a difference in their health.

Personal interests

I take great interest in quality improvement, outcomes research and minimally invasive surgical approaches. Away from work I greatly enjoy family time, healthy lifestyles and violin performances.


Medical Training
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia Facultad de Medicina Alberto, MD, 1996


Internship 1999
General Surgery, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

Residency 2004
General Surgery, Louisiana State Univ. School of Medicine

Fellowship 2006
Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN


American Board of Surgery - Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Publications & Clinical Trials