University of Wisconsin–Madison

Takushi Kohmoto, MD, PhD


  • Director, Mechanical Assist Device Program
  • Section of Cardiac Surgery
(608) 263-6551

600 Highland Avenue
MC 3236
Madison, WI 53792-3236


  • 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.

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

Clinical Trials

Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (Intermacs)
Principal Investigator(s): Takushi Kohmoto, MD, PhD
Status: Recruiting
[ NCT00119834]
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Safety & Efficacy of Intramyocardial Injection of Mesenchymal Precursor Cells on Myocardial Function in LVAD Recipients
Principal Investigator(s): Takushi Kohmoto, MD, PhD
Status: Active, not recruiting
[ NCT02362646]
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Thoratec Corporation MOMENTUM 3, Multi-center Study of MagLev Technology in Patients Undergoing MCS Therapy With HeartMate 3™ IDE Clinical Study Protocol
Principal Investigator(s): Takushi Kohmoto, MD, PhD
Status: Active, not recruiting
[ NCT02224755]
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Recent Publications

    • Outcomes of surgical aortic valve replacement for mixed aortic valve disease.
    • Philip JL, Zens T, Lozonschi L, De Oliveira NC, Osaki S, Kohmoto T, Akhter SA, Tang PC
    • J Thorac Dis 2018 Jul; 10(7): 4042-4051
    • [PubMed ID: 30174847]
    • Inter- and intra-observer repeatability of aortic annulus measurements on screening CT for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR): Implications for appropriate device sizing.
    • Knobloch G, Sweetman S, Bartels C, Raval A, Gimelli G, Jacobson K, Lozonschi L, Kohmoto T, Osaki S, François C, Nagle S
    • Eur J Radiol 2018 Aug; 105: 209-215
    • [PubMed ID: 30017282]
    • Two-Year Outcomes with a Magnetically Levitated Cardiac Pump in Heart Failure.
    • Mehra MR, Goldstein DJ, Uriel N, Cleveland JC, Yuzefpolskaya M, Salerno C, Walsh MN, Milano CA, Patel CB, Ewald GA, Itoh A, Dean D, Krishnamoorthy A, Cotts WG, Tatooles AJ, Jorde UP, Bruckner BA, Estep JD, Jeevanandam V, Sayer G, Horstmanshof D, Long JW, Gulati S, Skipper ER, O'Connell JB, Heatley G, Sood P, Naka Y, MOMENTUM 3 Investigators
    • N. Engl. J. Med. 2018 Apr 12; 378(15): 1386-1395
    • [PubMed ID: 29526139]
    • Cardiac Surgery Outcomes in Abdominal Solid Organ Transplant Recipients.
    • Kohmoto T, Osaki S, Kaufman DB, Leverson G, DeOliveira N, Akhter SA, Ulschmid S, Lozonschi L, Lushaj EB
    • Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2018 Mar; 105(3): 757-762
    • [PubMed ID: 29174777]
    • Coronary Events in Patients Presenting for Repair of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection.
    • Tang PC, Akhter SA, Osaki S, Lozonschi L, Kohmoto T, De Oliveira NC
    • Aorta (Stamford) 2017 Jun; 5(3): 71-79
    • [PubMed ID: 29675439]

All Publications on PubMed