Dr. Hiroo Takayama is a heart surgeon. He graduated from University of Tokyo in 1996. To date, he has performed approximately 1,000 cardiac surgical procedures, of which 500 involved heart valve operations. He performs surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.
"I believe my greatest strength as a heart surgeon is that I have an expertise in operating on patients with complex aortic disease and/or significant heart failure.
These patients are often deemed inoperable elsewhere, and usually require a specific perioperative care to protect a previously damaged heart that may also require temporary circulatory support."
His cardiac specialties include: aortic surgery, surgery for heart failure and surgery for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Dr. Takayama’s clinical interests relative to heart valve surgery include: valve-sparing aortic root surgery, aortic valve repair and mitral valve repair, heart failure surgery, ventricular support and cardiac transplantation.
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University of Tokyo (Japan)
Internship: University of Tokyo Hospital
Residency: University of Washington Medical Center
Residency: University of Tokyo Hospital
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center
Milstein Hospital Building
177 Fort Washington AvenueSuite 7-435New York, NY 10032
Phone: (212) 305-6380
Fax: (212) 342-3520
Assistant Professor of Surgery at CUMC