Physician’s Profile

Yuji Kaku, MD

Expertise: 
Adult Cardiac Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Heart Failure
Heart Surgery
Heart Transplantation
Mechanical Assist Device
Mechanical Circulatory Support
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Ventricular Assist Device Procedure
About: 

Yuji Kaku, MD earned his medical degree from Tohoku University in Japan. After finishing a cardiovascular surgery residency at Tokyo Women’s Medical University in Tokyo, he came to the US to continue his cardiac surgery training and complete fellowships in heart transplant and LVAD at Texas Heart Institute, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Columbia University. Dr. Kaku's focus is in coronary revascularization, heart transplant and LVAD surgery.

Publications: 
Sex differences in patients with cardiogenic shock requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Wang AS, Nemeth S, Kurlansky P, Brodie D, Takayama H, Naka Y, Kaku Y, Fried J, Nir U, Takeda K. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Dec 23: S0022-5223(20)33397-3.
Temporary surgical ventricular assist device for treatment of acute myocardial infarction and refractory cardiogenic shock in the percutaneous device era. Singh SK, Witer L, Kaku Y, Masoumi A, Fried JA, Yuzefpolskaya M, Colombo PC, Sayer G, Uriel N, Naka Y, Takayama H, Takeda K. J Artificial Organs. 2021 Jan 18. In Press
Serial assessment of HeartMate 3 pump position and inflow angle and effects on adverse events. Shih H, Butler C, Melehy A, Ning Y, Kurlansky P, Kaku Y, Yuzefpolskaya M, Colombo PC, Sayer G, Uriel N, Naka Y, Takeda K. Eur Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Feb. In Press
Bleeding and thrombotic events during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for postcardiotomy shock. Melehy A, Ning Y, Kurlansky P, Kaku Y, Fried J, Hastie J, Ciolek A, Brodie D, Eisenberger AB, Sayer G, Uriel N, Takayama H, Naka Y, Takeda K. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Feb. In Press
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for Coronavirus disease 2019: Crisis standards of care. Agerstrand C, Dubois R, Takeda K, Uriel U, Lemaitre P, Fried J, Masoumi A, Cheung EW, Kaku Y, Witer L, Liou P, Gerall C, Klein-Cloud R, Abrams D, Cunningham J, Madahar P, Parekh M, Short B, Yip NH, Serra A, Beck J, Brewer M, Fung K, Mullin D, Oommen R, Stanifer BP, Middlesworth W, Sonett J, Brodie D. ASAIO J. 2021 Mar 1: 67(3): 245-249. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Dec 23: S0022-5223(20)33397-3.