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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37 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Takayama

"I was very nervous but Dr. Takayama and his team put me at ease and explained every step to my wife and me.

Dr. Takayama did an absolute fabulous job. Now, I feel great. He checked in with me every day before-and-after the surgery.

Dr. Takayama has a great way with people and he really puts you at ease when he talks. I can’t thank him enough for saving my life!"

-- Kenneth O Connor, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 08/28/2021

"Dr. Takayama successfully repaired my bicuspid aortic valve in March. His work is exceptional, he is clearly one of the most gifted surgeons in the world. Dr. Takayama is a kind person who cares deeply about his patients. Dr. Takayama is also brilliant and can address all questions. I call him the firewall because he is the last line of defense."

-- Joseph Altobell, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, 03/19/2021

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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.

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with Dr. Hiroo Takayama, MD

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

  • Call (516) 531-6592 right now
  • Request an appointment by clicking here.

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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Page last updated: September 23, 2021