Dr. Jota Nakano, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Jota Nakano and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in 1998. To date, I have performed approximately 800 cardiac surgeries, of which 200 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Northwestern Medicine. Read more...

3 Patient Reviews for Dr. Nakano

"My family and community members were very impressed with his work and the explanations he provided. It has been 2 months since surgery and my recovery is going great!"

-- Leo Geurts, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 06/01/2017

"Dr. Nakano was outstanding. He came to see me before surgery and explained the procedure. I felt so confident and comfortable having surgery with Dr. Nakano!!!! His nurse practitioner, Brittany, is also amazing and so helpful!"

-- Kathleen Gleason, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/22/2017

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My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • Aortic valve
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Aortic root replacement

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

  • Aortic disease
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • End-stage heart failure

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Jota Nakano, heart surgeon, graduated from Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in 1998.

After medical school, Dr. Nakano was a Resident in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in 1998. Then, Dr. Nakano completed Residencies in General Surgery (1999) and Cardiovascular Surgery (2001) at Kokura Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Nakano was a Clinical Fellow at the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Kokura Memorial Hospital (2009) and a Clinical Fellow at the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Hirakata Kohsai Hospital (2012). Then, in 2014, Dr. Nakano completed a Cardiothoracic Fellowship in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Intermountain Medical Center in 2014.

Dr. Nakano is board certified by the Japanese Board of Cardiovascular Surgery and the Japanese Board of Surgery.

Dr. Nakano has Ph.D. degree for research in dilated cardiomyopathy.

Dr. Jota Nakano

Northwestern Medicine
675 N. St Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(888) 584-2972

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