Koji Takeda joins the Section of Cardiac Surgery

The Section of Cardiac Surgery warmly welcomes Koji Takeda, MD, PhD, faculty member as of January 1, 2014.

Dr. Takeda has been a fellow at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia specializing in heart failure surgery, LVAD implantation, and heart transplantation since January 2013. As a dual fellow and full attending surgeon this year, he will continue to focus on the management of heart failure as part of his transition toward leadership of these clinical specialties in the Section of Cardiac Surgery.

Dr. Takeda completed his medical training, post-graduate training, residency and fellowship in Osaka, Japan, after which he completed an advanced cardiovascular surgery fellowship at Northwestern University, Chicago. He is the recipient of multiple honors and awards including the American College of Chest Physicians Award, Japan Branch, 2009; and chief resident award and best resident award, 2005, at the National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Takeda has research interests in mechanical circulatory support, heart transplantation, and cardiac regeneration therapy.

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