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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Michael Recto, MD

Specialty
  • Pediatric Cardiology
    (Board Certified)
Additional Language Spoken
Tagalog, English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group
  • St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians
Address
CHOC Children's Specialists - La Veta Cardiology
1201 West La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA 92868
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
CHOC Children's Specialists - La Veta Cardiology
1201 West La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA 92868
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Phone
(714) 509-3939
Fax
(714) 509-3949

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Pediatric Cardiology
      (Board Certified)
    Secondary Specialties
    • Pediatrics
      (Board Certified)
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      University of the Philippines - 1987
    • Residency
      New York University Medical Center - 1993
    • Fellowship
      Mount Sinai Medical Center - 1996
    • Fellowship
      Baylor College of Medicine - 1996
    • Internship
      Philippine General Hospital - 1988
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography
    Dr. Michael Recto is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of interventional pediatric cardiology. He performs complex procedures on children with serious congenital defects including diagnostic cardiac catheterization, interventional cardiac catheterization and pediatric cardiac transplantation. He is involved in research projects and clinical trials. Dr. Recto is a prolific author and has been published over 50 times.

    Dr. Recto is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, Dr Recto attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He served a rotating internship at Philippine General Hospital followed by an internship and residency in pediatrics at New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital. He completed his fellowship training in pediatric cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and his senior fellowship training in interventional cardiology at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Recto has been consistently awarded the Best Doctors in America award. Dr. Recto speaks fluent Tagalog.