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Kenji Minakata, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Surgery

Kenji Minakata
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Contact Information
About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Adult cardiac surgery
  • Valvular heart disease / valvular repair
  • Trans-catheter valve treatment
  • Complex aortic surgery
  • Ischemic heart disease / cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Heart transplantation
  • Ventricular assist device
  • Cardiac regeneration therapy
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • PhD, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan, 2009
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2003
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Surgery, Providence St. Vincent Hospital, Portland, OR, 2001
  • Residency,General/Cardiovascular Surgery, Japanese Red Cross Society, Wakayama Medical Center, Japan, 2000
  • Residency, General/Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan, 1995
  • MD, Kyoto University, Japan, 1994

PubMed Publications

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Additional Publications

Bermudez C, Minakata K, Kormos RL. Options for advanced mechanical support for cardiogenic shock complicating cardiac reoperations. In: Machiraju VR, Schaff HV, and Svensson LG, editors. Redo Cardiac Surgery in Adults, 2nd edition. New York: Springer, 2011