Takeyoshi Ota, MD, PhD

Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery (Heart Surgery), Surgery | More

Associate Professor of Surgery Co-Director, Center for Aortic Diseases

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Takeyoshi Ota, MD, PhD, is an expert in the surgical treatment of aortic disease. He also participates in the heart failure and ventricular assist device program, which also includes heart transplantation.

Dr. Ota’s research focuses on tissue engineering and developing advanced technologies for heart surgery. He holds two patents, including one for the creation of decellularized tissue (tissue in which cells have been removed, often to facilitate in-situ constructive regeneration when implanted.)

In addition to publishing numerous works in scientific journals, Dr. Ota serves as a reviewer for several publications, including The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Biomaterials and the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. He also has contributed to book chapters on arteriosclerosis and aortic disease, and has been invited to present his work at national and international conferences on cardiothoracic surgery.

Medical Education

  • Kobe University School of Medicine


  • Kobe University Hospital


  • Kobe University Hospital; Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Fellowship: Columbia University

Other Grad Education

  • PhD, Kobe University School of Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • The Japanese Society of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • The Japanese Circulation Society
  • The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • The Japanese Surgical Society
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1999

Board Certifications

  • Surgery (Japan)

Languages Spoken

  • Japanese
  • English