Dr. Caggiano took a slightly nontraditional route on his way to becoming a hand surgeon. After graduating from Emory University, he moved to San Diego where he worked in a marina while earning a graduate degree in computer science. He went on to work for Qualcomm as a software engineer for 3 years. However, during a 7,000 mile boat delivery through Central America, he decided that a career in medicine was his calling. He and his wife moved back to the east coast where he earned a medical degree from Drexel University. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency under Dr. William Delong and subsequently completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at Harvard University. He and his wife made the move from Boston to San Luis Obispo and couldn’t be happier to be living on the Central Coast!
Dr. Caggiano has dedicated his career to surgery of the hand and wrist. He believes that the surgeon is responsible for providing the patient with all the necessary information to help the two make informed treatment decisions together. He treats acute fractures and soft tissue injuries as well as chronic conditions such as arthritis, nerve compression, and other disorders of the hand and wrist. He is an active candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), the American Association of Hand Surgeons (AAHS), and is on schedule to complete his Board Certification with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS). He has published original research as well as chapters and review articles in the Journal of Hand Surgery, Hand, Hand Clinics, and Orthopedic Clinics of North America. He has presented at the national meetings of the AAOS, ASSH, and AAHS.
Outside of work, Dr. Caggiano enjoys traveling, being on the water, and spending time with his wife Jill, and their two dogs, Larry and Walter. You can view his CV here.