Physician’s Profile

Hiroo Takayama, MD

Interim Surgical Director, Aortic Surgery Program NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Co-Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Board Certificates: 
Thoracic Surgery
Cardiac Surgery
Cardiac Surgery
Heart Surgery
Ventricular Septal Myotomy-Myectomy
Heart Failure
Cardiogenic Shock
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Ischemic Heart Disease
Cardiac Valve Surgery
Aortic Surgery
Ventricular Assist Device Procedure
Heart Transplantation

2012 Winner of Thoracic Surgery Residents Association Dwight C. McGoon Award

Heart failure
Cardiogenic shock
Minimally invasive aortic surgery
Brain protection in aortic arch surgery
Aortic valve repair

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.

Ota T, Takayama H, Khalpey Z, Naka Y. Reinforcement of HeartMate II bend relief connection: champagne bottle technique. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Apr;95(4):e107-8.
Nishimura T, Ota T, Takayama H, Naka Y. Subcostal to rib-cross incision for HeartMate II explantation: a case report. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Jan;145(1):e16-7.
Akashi H, Kato TS, Takayama H, Naka Y, Farr M, Mancini D, Schulze PC. Outcome of patients with cardiac sarcoidosis undergoing cardiac transplantation-Single-center retrospective analysis. J Cardiol. 2012 Nov;60(5):407-10.
Javidfar J, Brodie D, Costa J, Miller J, Jurrado J, Lavelle M, Newmark A, Takayama H, Sonett JR, Bacchetta M. Subclavian artery cannulation for venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. ASAIO J. 2012 Sep-Oct;58(5):494-8.
Takayama H, Chen JM, Jorde UP, Naka Y. Implantation technique of the CentriMag biventricular assist device allowing ambulatory rehabilitation. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011 Feb;12(2):110-1.