Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD
Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD, is co-director of The HCM Center, and one of the few surgeons today specializing in this condition. He also treats other forms of cardiomyopathy including ischemic, valvular, and dilated cardiomyopathy. Dr. Takayama performs septal myectomies as well as surgery for endocarditis, a known complication of HCM.
In addition, Dr. Takayama has developed new approaches to treating cardiogenic shock and acute heart failure. With Dr. Yoshifuma Naka, Dr. Takayama has helped expand NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's circulatory assist device program. These two surgeons were among the first to implant the total artificial heart in July 2011. He is thus specially equipped to deal with HCM patients who progress to end-stage heart failure.
Dr. Takayama is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he did his Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery. He received his PhD in vascular disease in heart transplant, and his MD, from the University of Tokyo.