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Takushi Kohmoto, MD, PhD Print Friendly Page

Interim Chair, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Takushi Kohmoto, MD, specializes in 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.


Cardiothoracic Surgery

Transplant Surgery

UW Health Clinics

University Hospital
(608) 263-1530 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
1 S. Park Clinic
(608) 287-2100 | (888) 703-2778 | Map
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(608) 262-8915 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-1530 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter, Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education


Research Fellowship, Department of Surgery, Columbia University, NY

Clinical Fellowship, Shin-Tokyo Hospital, Japan, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center, NY

Residency Okayama University Hospital, Japan
New-Tokyo Hospital, Japan
Internship Okayama University Hospital, Japan
Medical School Okayama University School of Medicine, Japan, 1989


Madison Magazine Top Docs 2016

Best Doctors® in America 2015

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

Languages Spoken

English, Japanese
Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Dr. Kohmoto’s research interests include mechanical assist devices, heart transplantation, lung transplantation, ischemic preconditioning, laser surgery, angiogenesis, cell transplantation and cardiac regeneration.

PubMed Articles
Hamada J Shoda K Masuda K Fujita Y Naruto T Kohmoto T Miyakami Y Watanabe M Kudo Y Fujiwara H Ichikawa D Otsuji E Imoto I . Tumor-promoting function and prognostic significance of the RNA-binding protein T-cell intracellular antigen-1 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Oncotarget. 2016 Mar 29;7(13):17111-28
[PubMed ID: 26958940]
Watanabe M Nakagawa R Naruto T Kohmoto T Suga K Goji A Kagami S Masuda K Imoto I . A novel missense mutation of COL5A2 in a patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Hum Genome Var. 2016;3:16030
[PubMed ID: 27656288]
Kohmoto T Shono M Naruto T Watanabe M Suga K Nakagawa R Kagami S Masuda K Imoto I . A novel frameshift mutation of CHD7 in a Japanese patient with CHARGE syndrome. Hum Genome Var. 2016;3:16004
[PubMed ID: 27081570]
Kohmoto T Tsuji A Morita K Naruto T Masuda K Kashimada K Enomoto K Morio T Harada H Imoto I . A novel COL11A1 missense mutation in siblings with non-ocular Stickler syndrome. Hum Genome Var. 2016;3:16003
[PubMed ID: 27081569]
Morine M Kohmoto T Masuda K Inagaki H Watanabe M Naruto T Kurahashi H Maeda K Imoto I . A unique TBX5 microdeletion with microinsertion detected in patient with Holt-Oram syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2015 Dec;167A(12):3192-6
[PubMed ID: 26780237]
Akhter SA Badami A Murray M Kohmoto T Lozonschi L Osaki S Lushaj EB . Hospital Readmissions After Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: Incidence, Causes, and Cost Analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Sep;100(3):884-9
[PubMed ID: 26095106]
Chen YC Ayaz-Guner S Peng Y Lane NM Locher MR Kohmoto T Larsson L Moss RL Ge Y . Effective top-down LC/MS+ method for assessing actin isoforms as a potential cardiac disease marker. Anal Chem. 2015 Aug 18;87(16):8399-406
[PubMed ID: 26189812]
Badami A Fehrenbach Prell EA Murray MA Johnson MR Akhter SA Lozonschi L Osaki S Lushaj E Kohmoto T . A novel approach to prevent post-operative ileus after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation: A retrospective cohort study. Int J Surg. 2015 Aug;20:135-9
[PubMed ID: 26118604]
Naruto T Okamoto N Masuda K Endo T Hatsukawa Y Kohmoto T Imoto I . Deep intronic GPR143 mutation in a Japanese family with ocular albinism. Sci Rep. 2015 Jun 10;5:11334
[PubMed ID: 26061757]
Lushaj EB Badami A Osaki S Murray M Leverson G Lozonschi L Akhter S Kohmoto T . Impact of age on outcomes following continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2015 Jun;20(6):743-8
[PubMed ID: 25770085]
Kohmoto T Naruto T Kobayashi H Watanabe M Okamoto N Masuda K Imoto I Okamoto N . A novel COL11A1 mutation affecting splicing in a patient with Stickler syndrome. Hum Genome Var. 2015;2:15043
[PubMed ID: 27081549]
Kohmoto T Okamoto N Satomura S Naruto T Komori T Hashimoto T Imoto I . A FRMD7 variant in a Japanese family causes congenital nystagmus. Hum Genome Var. 2015;2:15002
[PubMed ID: 27081518]
Osaki S Locher MR Lushaj EB Akhter SA Kohmoto T . Functional evaluation of human donation after cardiac death donor hearts using a continuous isolated myocardial perfusion technique: Potential for expansion of the cardiac donor population. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Sep;148(3):1123-30; discussion 1130
[PubMed ID: 25129607]
Chindhy SA Edwards NM Rajamanickam V Lushaj EB Lozonschi L De Oliveira NC Kohmoto T Osaki S . Acuity adaptable patient care unit system shortens length of stay and improves outcomes in adult cardiac surgery: University of Wisconsin experience. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 Jul;46(1):49-54
[PubMed ID: 24408899]
Okamoto N Naruto T Kohmoto T Komori T Imoto I . A novel PTCH1 mutation in a patient with Gorlin syndrome. Hum Genome Var. 2014;1:14022
[PubMed ID: 27081512]
Chapman CB Allana S Sweitzer NK Kohmoto T Murray M Murray D Johnson M Rahko PS . Effects of the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device as observed by serial echocardiography. Echocardiography. 2013 May;30(5):513-20
[PubMed ID: 23311405]
Yamada I Narihara K Funaba H Yasuhara R Hayashi H Kohmoto T . Extension of the measurable temperature range of the LHD Thomson scattering system. Rev Sci Instrum. 2012 Oct;83(10):10E340
[PubMed ID: 23126998]
Lushaj EB Lozonschi L Barnes M Anstadt E Kohmoto T . Mitochondrial DNA deletion mutations in adult mouse cardiac side population cells. Mutat Res. 2012 Jun 1;734(1-2):62-8
[PubMed ID: 22426178]
Zhang J Guy MJ Norman HS Chen YC Xu Q Dong X Guner H Wang S Kohmoto T Young KH Moss RL Ge Y . Top-down quantitative proteomics identified phosphorylation of cardiac troponin I as a candidate biomarker for chronic heart failure. J Proteome Res. 2011 Sep 2;10(9):4054-65
[PubMed ID: 21751783]
Lushaj EB Anstadt E Haworth R Roenneburg D Kim J Hematti P Kohmoto T . Mesenchymal stromal cells are present in the heart and promote growth of adult stem cells in vitro. Cytotherapy. 2011 Apr;13(4):400-6
[PubMed ID: 21090918]