Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Care

No matter your age, no matter the severity or complexity of your condition, our team is here to bring you personalized, compassionate hypertrophic cardiomyopathy care.

For some, surgery may be the best option to relieve hypertrophic cardiomyopathy symptoms and prevent serious complications.  As members of Columbia’s cross-specialty Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, our surgeons work collaboratively with cardiologists, imaging experts, geneticists, researchers, and you to help decide the best course of action.  

Our center is one of the few specialized, comprehensive programs for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy care in the country, and our surgeons are amongst the most experienced in the world at performing septal myectomy, the specific procedure that treats this condition. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Diagnosis & Imaging
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Genetics
  • Management of HCM-related conditions like arrhythmias and valve disease
  • Septal Myectomy, a surgery that reduces the thickness of the heart muscle and relieves obstruction

Our Team

Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD 


Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD Co-Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy program, is a cardiac surgeon who performs a complex procedure called a myectomy, removing the overgrown heart muscle to restore blood flow.

Yoshifumi Naka, MD, PhD

Yoshifumi Naka, MD, PhD is a seasoned cardiac surgeon who has made significant advances in complex heart surgery, including VAD implantation and heart transplantation.

Koji Takeda, MD, PhD

Koji Takeda, MD, PhD is a highly trained cardiac surgeon with a subspecialty in surgery for heart failure and minimally invasive heart procedures.

Appointments & Contact Info

Call us at 212-305-8013 or use our online appointment request form

We are located at:

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Milstein Family Heart Center, 4th Floor
173 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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For more information, visit our Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center