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...
I believe my greatest strength is that I specialize in heart/lung transplants and various forms of mechanical assist devices, in addition to valve surgery. This gives me the ability treat and support the most critically sick patient who are denied treatment at other centers. I treat all my patients as if they were my family and work as a team with the patient in the center to achieve good outcomes.
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"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
-- Adam Turrin, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 02/24/2021
Dr. Unai took the time to explain the risks and benefits clearly and in the postoperative period he soothed my wife's anxieties about my recovery progress.
Dr. Unai's performance in managing my incredibly challenging case demonstrated that he is one of the world's most capable cardiovascular surgeons in the world."
-- Joseph Murphy, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 07/20/2020
-- Amy Goines, Aortic Valve, Pulmonary Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Transcatheter, Mini-Thoracotomy / Port Access, Root Replacement, Ross Procedure, Maze Procedure, 05/04/2019
-- David Botwinick, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/05/2018
My Specialities &
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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Page last updated: April 3, 2023