About Dr. Shinya Unai,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Shinya Unai and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Tokyo in 2005. To date, I have performed approximately 3,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 1,500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Read more...

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6 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Unai

"Dr. Unai is a gifted surgeon who specializes in complex cases. He is compassionate and has a reassuring presence. Not only did Dr. Unai repair my tricuspid valve, he also removed a mass from my atrium, which was consistent with a calcified thrombosis.

Dr. Unai met with me in the OR before my surgery started. He assured me that he and his team would take very good care of me, and that they did. I am fully recovered and feeling healthy and strong."

-- Deb Ward, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 02/25/2022


-- Ada Salas, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/25/2022

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Aortic valve and root, mitral, tricuspid valve repair and replacement
  • Surgical treatment for endocarditis
  • Multi-valve re-operations, complex heart surgery

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

  • Surgery for complex endocarditis
  • Lung/heart transplant and ventricular assist devices

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Shinya Unai, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Tokyo in 2005.

After medical school, Dr. Unai completed his residencies at Mitsui Memorial Hospital in Tokyo, Japan in 2012.

Dr. Unai is certified by the Japanese Board of Cardiovascular Surgery and the Japanese Board of General Surgery. In 2016, Dr. Unai received the Dr. Charles H. Bryan Annual Clinical Excellence Award at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

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with Dr. Shinya Unai, MD

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

  • Call (888) 240-6294 right now
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The office of Dr. Unai is located at 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.

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Page last updated: April 3, 2023