About 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...

6 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Nakano

"Dr Nakano did quad bypass on me Feb 28 2018. I am following all doctors orders and doing well. Dr Nakano is a real nice man and will consult with you on all your issues."

-- Roy Tornabene, Aortic Valve, 02/28/2018

"Dr. Nakano was my surgeon for two separate mitral valve replacements. He is such an amazing surgeon but he is also a compassionate, kind, and humble man!!! He came to see me each time, days before surgery to explain the procedure & the options I had for the replacement valves. He left me feeling so at ease and assured me that if I had any questions or concerns that I could reach out to him. On the day of my first surgery my 19 year old son was there and Doctor Nakano saw that my son was worried so after surgery, Dr. Nakano made sure that my son knew I was doing well.

I cannot say enough about the outstanding care I received from Dr. Nakano and his entire staff!!! I know I would not be here today if it were not for him."

-- Kathleen Gleason, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/02/2018

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • 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.

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Nakano

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The office of Dr. Nakano is located at 675 N. St Clair Street, Chicago, IL 60611. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.



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