About Dr. Hiroo Takayama,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Hiroo Takayama and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Tokyo in 1996. To date, I have performed approximately 4,500 cardiac surgeries, of which 2,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Read more...

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38 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Takayama

"Superb surgeon and so caring. I knew I was in great hands. The staff at Columbia Presbyterian was just superb as well. I highly recommend Dr. Takayama."

-- Lorri Gualtieri, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 09/15/2022

"Dr. Takayama performed an amazing surgery. He repaired my aortic valve (instead of a replacement) which is a permanent procedure - no synthetic or animal valve.

He is not only one of the best heart surgeon in the world... Dr. Takayama's human qualities are tremendous. He cares about all aspects of the human being.

Also, the ICU team at the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital is a dream. At no time did I feel insecure or scared. Now, 2 months after surgery, I am in cardiac rehab, working out, rowing and walking a few miles!

So, do I recommend Dr. Takayama? Absolutely!!!!"

-- Yves Durif , Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, 01/12/2022

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Minimally Invasive and Endovascular Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Repair, Aortic Valve Replacement & Mitral Valve Repair
  • Heart Failure and Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Aortic Aneurysm and Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Valve-Sparing Aortic Root & Aortic Dissection
  • Marfan Syndrome, Heart Failure, Ventricular Support & Heart Transplants

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Hiroo Takayama, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Tokyo in 1996.

He then completed a general surgery residency at University of Washington. Following his completion of a cardiothoracic residency program at Columbia Presbyterian, Dr. Takayama joined the faculty at Columbia in 2009, assuming the following roles at present:
* Director of Columbia Cardiovascular Institute
* Co-Director of Columbia Aortic Center
* Co-Director of Columbia Marfan Clinic
* Co-Director of Columbia Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center

Under the direction of Dr. Hiroo Takayama, the Columbia Aortic Center Program includes a multidisciplinary group of doctors dedicated to the medical and surgical management of complex aortic disease, offering cutting-edge surgical care for both elective and emergency aortic procedures.

Dr. Takayama and his team are actively researching the causes of, and new treatment alternatives for, serious aortic disease. The Aortic Center offers long-term follow up care, particularly for patients with residual dissections or connective tissue disorders.

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Hiroo Takayama, MD

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Takayama, you can:

The office of Dr. Takayama is located at 177 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.

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Watch Educational Video with Dr. Hiroo Takayama

Learn about heart valve surgery from Dr. Takayama in this video:

  • Surgeon Q&A: Minimally-Invasive Aortic Valve Repair with Dr. Hiroo Takayama

Page last updated: August 16, 2023