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Kenji Minakata, MD, PhD

Professor, Surgery
Surgical Director, TAVR Program, Temple University Hospital
Surgical Director, Aortic & Endovascular Program, Temple University Hospital

Kenji Minakata
For Patients
About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Adult cardiac surgery
  • Valvular heart disease/valvular repair
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • Complex aortic surgery
  • Arrhythmia surgery
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Heart transplantation
  • Lung transplantation
  • Ventricular assist devices
  • Cardiac regeneration therapy
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • PhD, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
  • Fellowship, Cardiac Surgery, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR
  • Fellowship, Advanced Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN
  • Residency, Surgery, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan
  • Residency, General and Cardiovascular Surgery, Japanese Red-Cross Society Wakayama Medical Center, Wakayama, Japan
  • MD, Kyoto University, Faculty of Medicine, Japan


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery (Japan)
  • General Surgery (Japan)


  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons 
  • European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
  • Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
  • Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Japanese Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Japanese Circulation Society
  • Japanese College of Cardiology

Digital Bibliography

View PubMed Publications

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