University of Wisconsin–Madison

Takushi Kohmoto, MD, PhD


  • Interim Chairman, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • 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:

    • 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. 2017 Nov 23;
    • [PubMed ID: 29174777]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]

All Publications on PubMed