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Clinical Associate of Surgery

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

Hidefumi Nishida, MD, a board certified surgeon, specializes in cardiac surgery. Dr. Nishida’s practice focuses primarily on adult cardiac surgery and complex heart surgery for patient with heart failure, including heart transplantations, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), ventricular assist devices (VADs), acute cardiac support and more.

Along with his dedication to his surgical practice, Dr. Nishida is committed to researching way to improve healthcare through discovery. Dr. Nishida has examined common patterns in treatment insufficiencies in order to offer better solutions for treating patients with heart disease. His research has been published a number of respected journals, including The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Journal of Cardiac Surgery and more.

Medical Education

  • Tohoku University School of Medicine


  • Kurashiki Central Hospital


  • Sakakibara Heart Institute; University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Japanese Circulation Society
  • Japanese Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2008

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery (Japan)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese