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Takushi   Kohmoto, MD, PhD

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(608) 262-3858

MADISON, WI 53792-3236

Takushi Kohmoto, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Director, Mechanical Assist Device Program
Section of Cardiac Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • MD, Okayama University School of Medicine, Japan
  • PhD, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
  • Residency, Okayama University Hospital, Japan
  • Research Fellowship, Department of Surgery, Columbia University, NY
  • Clinical Fellowship, Shin-Tokyo Hospital, Japan, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University, NY

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Kohmoto specializes in the following: coronary artery bypass surgery, beating heart surgery, aortic and mitral valve surgery, surgery for end-stage heart disease, heart transplantation, mechanical assist devices, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, cardiac arrhythmia surgery, robotic cardiac surgery, pericardiectomy, and cardiac reoperation.

Dr. Kohmoto provides a wide range of services including Angioplasty, Aortic Valve-Sparing Surgery, Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Repair, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT), Cardioversion, Carotid and Peripheral Blood Vessel Revascularization, Carotid Artery Stent, Carotid Surgery and Intervention, Cryoablation, Destination Therapy for End-Stage Heart Failure, Endoscopic Surveillance, Heart Bypass (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery - CABG), Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs), In Situ Vein Bypass for Limb Salvage, Limb Salvage, Lung Transplant, Maze Procedure (Surgical), Maze Procedure (Minimally Invasive), Mitral Valve Repair, Pacemakers, (show all).

Research Interests

Dr. Kohmoto has research interests involving the following: mechanical assist devices, heart transplantation, lung transplantation, ischemic preconditioning,
laser surgery, angiogenesis, cell transplantation, and cardiac regeneration.

Cardiothoracic Core Lab

Active Clinical Trials

Recent Publications
  • Impact of age on outcomes following continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation.
    Lushaj EB, Badami A, Osaki S, Murray M, Leverson G, Lozonschi L, Akhter S, Kohmoto T
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2015 Mar 13.
    [PubMed ID: 25770085]
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  • Functional evaluation of human donation after cardiac death donor hearts using a continuous isolated myocardial perfusion technique: Potential for expansion of the cardiac donor population.
    Osaki S, Locher MR, Lushaj EB, Akhter SA, Kohmoto T
    J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2014 Sep; 148(3):1123-30; discussion 1130.
    [PubMed ID: 25129607]
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  • Acuity adaptable patient care unit system shortens length of stay and improves outcomes in adult cardiac surgery: University of Wisconsin experience.
    Chindhy SA, Edwards NM, Rajamanickam V, Lushaj EB, Lozonschi L, De Oliveira NC, Kohmoto T, Osaki S
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2014 Jul; 46(1):49-54.
    [PubMed ID: 24408899]
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  • Effects of the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device as observed by serial echocardiography.
    Chapman CB, Allana S, Sweitzer NK, Kohmoto T, Murray M, Murray D, Johnson M, Rahko PS
    Echocardiography 2013 May; 30(5):513-20.
    [PubMed ID: 23311405, PMC ID: 4224296]
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  • Mitochondrial DNA deletion mutations in adult mouse cardiac side population cells.
    Lushaj EB, Lozonschi L, Barnes M, Anstadt E, Kohmoto T
    Mutat. Res. 2012 Jun 1; 734(1-2):62-8.
    [PubMed ID: 22426178]
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