Akinobu Itoh

Akinobu Itoh, MD, PhD

Specializes In
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
Gender

Male

Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese

Appointments

Sees Patients For

Heart valve repair/replacement, aortic root surgery, coronary artery bypass (bilateral IMA and off pump surgery),heart transplantation, mechanical assist device (LVAD/ECMO) for heart failure, pre/post operative patient care

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Locations

Experience

Board Certifications

  • Japanese Board of Surgery
  • Japanese Board of Cardiovascular Surgery

Academic Title(s)

Associate Professor, Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Research Interests

Clinical results in patients with LVAD, mitral valve dynamics after mitral valve repair, myocardial strain and structural alteration in heart disease

Publications & Research

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Education

Medical Degree

1992 Tohoku School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan

PhD

2010 Mitral valve physiology and pathology, Tohoku School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan

Residency

2000 General Surgery, NTT Medical Center of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Residency

2002 Cardiovascular Surgery, NTT Medical Center of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Fellowship (Research)

2008 Carl and Leah McConnell Cardiovascula Surgical Research, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Fellowship

2011 Cardiovascular Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Fellowship

2012 Transplant / Heart Failure, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario