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Yoshiya Toyoda, MD, PhD

Professor, Surgery and William Maul Measey Chair, Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery, Temple University Hospital
Surgical Director, Heart and Lung Transplantation, Temple University Hospital
Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Temple University Hospital
Co-Surgical Director, Temple Heart & Vascular Institute

Yoshiya Toyoda
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About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Surgical treatment for end-stage cardiopulmonary diseases including heart and lung transplantation
  • Mechanical circulatory support and artificial lung
  • Major cardiac surgery such as repair of aortic aneurysm and dissection, valve repair/replacement
  • Coronary artery bypass
  • Adult congenital heart surgery

Research Interests

  • Myocardial protection/preservation
  • Pulmonary protection/preservation
  • Cardiac anatomy, structure and function
  • Thoracic transplantation
  • Mechanical circulatory support

Offering Heart Transplants to More Heart Failure Patients

Temple Health's Heart Transplant Program is offering more heart failure patients a chance at life through expanded evaluation criteria and innovative methods to accept more donor hearts. These efforts have resulted in the best outcomes in the Philadelphia area, and one of the fastest list-to-transplant rates in the country. Drs. Yoshiya Toyoda and Eman Hamad are leading Temple's efforts to help these patients live longer, better lives.

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Cardiac Surgery, Kobe Children's Hospital, Kobe, Japan
  • Fellowship, Cardiopulmonary Transplant and Assist Device, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Residency, Kobe University Hospital, Kobe, Japan, 1994
  • Internship, Kobe University Hospital, Kobe, Japan, 1991
  • MD, Kobe University School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan, 1990
  • BS, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan, 1986


  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgery


  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Digital Bibliography

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