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Takushi   Kohmoto, MD, PhD

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(608) 263-6551

MC 3236
MADISON, WI 53792-3236

Takushi Kohmoto, MD, PhD

Interim Chairman, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Mechanical Assist Device Program
Section of Cardiac 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
  • The first Japanese patient with mandibular hypoplasia, deafness, progeroid features and lipodystrophy diagnosed via POLD1 mutation detection.
    Okada A, Kohmoto T, Naruto T, Yokota I, Kotani Y, Shimada A, Miyamoto Y, Takahashi R, Goji A, Masuda K, Kagami S, Imoto I
    Hum Genome Var 2017; 4():17031.
    [PubMed ID: 28791128, PMC ID: 5540733]
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  • Top-Down Proteomics of Large Proteins up to 223 kDa Enabled by Serial Size Exclusion Chromatography Strategy.
    Cai W, Tucholski T, Chen B, Alpert AJ, McIlwain S, Kohmoto T, Jin S, Ge Y
    Anal. Chem. 2017 May 16; 89(10):5467-5475.
    [PubMed ID: 28406609, PMC ID: 5511113]
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  • Off-Pump Transapical Removal of an Embolized Transcatheter Aortic Valve.
    Taylor LJ, Raval AN, Osaki S, Kohmoto T, Lozonschi L
    Innovations (Phila) 2017 May/Jun; 12(3):221-223.
    [PubMed ID: 28549025]
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  • Distinct sequences and post-translational modifications in cardiac atrial and ventricular myosin light chains revealed by top-down mass spectrometry.
    Gregorich ZR, Cai W, Lin Z, Chen AJ, Peng Y, Kohmoto T, Ge Y
    J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 2017 Jun; 107():13-21.
    [PubMed ID: 28427997, PMC ID: 5526110]
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  • Complete Characterization of Cardiac Myosin Heavy Chain (223 kDa) Enabled by Size-Exclusion Chromatography and Middle-Down Mass Spectrometry.
    Jin Y, Wei L, Cai W, Lin Z, Wu Z, Peng Y, Kohmoto T, Moss RL, Ge Y
    Anal. Chem. 2017 May 02; 89(9):4922-4930.
    [PubMed ID: 28366003, PMC ID: 5526197]
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