Researcher’s Profile

Koji Takeda, MD

Director, Pulmonary Thromboendartectomy Program
Director, Cardiac Transplant
Surgical Director, Adult Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Program
Assistant Attending Surgeon, Cardiac Surgery
Publications: 
Han J, Takeda K, Takayama H, Kurlansky PA, Mauro CM, Colombo PC, Yuzefpolskaya M, Fukuhara S, Truby LK, Topkara VK, Garan AR, Mancini DM, Naka Y. Durability and clinical impact of tricuspid valve procedures in patients receiving a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb;151(2):520-527
Fukuhara S, Takeda K, Garan AR, Kurlansky P, Hastie J, Naka Y, Takayama H. Contemporary mechanical circulatory support therapy for postcardiotomy shock. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 13.
Fukuhara S, Takeda K, Garan AR, Kurlansky P, Hastie J, Naka Y, Takayama H. Contemporary mechanical circulatory support therapy for postcardiotomy shock. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 13.
Fukuhara S, Takeda K, Polanco AR, Takayama H, Naka Y. Prolonged continuous-flow left ventricular assist device support and posttransplantation outcomes: A new challenge. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Mar;151(3):872-880
Wever-Pinzon O, Naka Y, Garan AR, Takeda K, Pan S, Takayama H, Mancini DM, Colombo P, Topkara VK. National trends and outcomes in device-related thromboembolic complications and malfunction among heart transplant candidates supported with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices in the United States. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 Mar 11
About: 

Koji Takeda, MD, PhD is a cardiac surgeon and Surgical Director for Adult Heart Transplant at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Dr. Takeda has a focus on heart failure, heart transplant surgery and mechanical circulatory support through ventricular assist devices (VADs). In addition to his clinical work, he is an active researcher in all of these areas, as well as in cardiac regeneration therapy.

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.