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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.



University Hospital
(608) 263-1530 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
University Hospital
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1 S. Park Clinic
(608) 287-2100 | (888) 703-2778 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-1530 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Health at The American Center
(608) 263-1530 | (844) 607-4800 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
UnityPoint Health - Meriter
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education


Cardiovascular Surgery, Shin-Tokyo Hospital, Matsudo, Chiba, Japan

Assist Device, Minimally Invasive and Robotic, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY


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

Languages Spoken

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
Tokaji N Ito H Kohmoto T Naruto T Takahashi R Goji A Mori T Toda Y Saito M Tange S Masuda K Kagami S Imoto I A rare male patient with classic Rett syndrome caused by MeCP2_e1 mutation. Am J Med Genet A . 2018 Mar;176(3):699-702
[PubMed ID: 29341476]
Kohmoto T Osaki S Kaufman DB Leverson G DeOliveira N Akhter SA Ulschmid S Lozonschi L Lushaj EB Cardiac Surgery Outcomes in Abdominal Solid Organ Transplant Recipients. Ann Thorac Surg . 2018 Mar;105(3):757-762
[PubMed ID: 29174777]
Lozonschi L Kohmoto T Osaki S De Oliveira NC Dhingra R Akhter SA Tang PC Coronary bypass in left ventricular dysfunction and differential cardiac recovery. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann . 2017 Nov;25(9):586-593
[PubMed ID: 29153000]
Fujita Y Masuda K Hamada J Shoda K Naruto T Hamada S Miyakami Y Kohmoto T Watanabe M Takahashi R Tange S Saito M Kudo Y Fujiwara H Ichikawa D Tangoku A Otsuji E Imoto I KH-type splicing regulatory protein is involved in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma progression. Oncotarget . 2017 Nov 24;8(60):101130-101145
[PubMed ID: 29254151]
Okamoto N Kohmoto T Naruto T Masuda K Komori T Imoto I Novel <i>CLCN7</i> compound heterozygous mutations in intermediate autosomal recessive osteopetrosis. Hum Genome Var . 2017;4:17036
[PubMed ID: 28819563]
Okada A Kohmoto T Naruto T Yokota I Kotani Y Shimada A Miyamoto Y Takahashi R Goji A Masuda K Kagami S Imoto I The first Japanese patient with mandibular hypoplasia, deafness, progeroid features and lipodystrophy diagnosed via <i>POLD1</i> mutation detection. Hum Genome Var . 2017;4:17031
[PubMed ID: 28791128]
Gregorich ZR Cai W Lin Z Chen AJ Peng Y Kohmoto T Ge Y Distinct sequences and post-translational modifications in cardiac atrial and ventricular myosin light chains revealed by top-down mass spectrometry. J Mol Cell Cardiol . 2017 Jun;107:13-21
[PubMed ID: 28427997]
Cai W Tucholski T Chen B Alpert AJ McIlwain S Kohmoto T Jin S Ge Y Top-Down Proteomics of Large Proteins up to 223 kDa Enabled by Serial Size Exclusion Chromatography Strategy. Anal Chem . 2017 May 16;89(10):5467-5475
[PubMed ID: 28406609]
Jin Y Wei L Cai W Lin Z Wu Z Peng Y Kohmoto T Moss RL Ge Y Complete Characterization of Cardiac Myosin Heavy Chain (223 kDa) Enabled by Size-Exclusion Chromatography and Middle-Down Mass Spectrometry. Anal Chem . 2017 May 2;89(9):4922-4930
[PubMed ID: 28366003]
Tang PC Badami A Akhter SA Osaki S Lozonschi L Kohmoto T De Oliveira N Efficacy of Aortic Valve Resuspension in Establishing Valve Competence in Acute Type A Dissections. Ann Thorac Surg . 2017 May;103(5):1460-1466
[PubMed ID: 27863732]
Taylor LJ Raval AN Osaki S Kohmoto T Lozonschi L Off-Pump Transapical Removal of an Embolized Transcatheter Aortic Valve. Innovations (Phila) . 2017 May Jun;12(3):221-223
[PubMed ID: 28549025]
Lushaj EB Dhingra R Chindhy S Akhter S Kohmoto T Ulschmid S Osaki S Badami A Lozonschi L To use or not to use? Amiodarone before heart transplantation. Surgery . 2017 May;161(5):1273-1278
[PubMed ID: 27876282]
Kohmoto T Okamoto N Naruto T Murata C Ouchi Y Fujita N Inagaki H Satomura S Okamoto N Saito M Masuda K Kurahashi H Imoto I A case with concurrent duplication, triplication, and uniparental isodisomy at 1q42.12-qter supporting microhomology-mediated break-induced replication model for replicative rearrangements. Mol Cytogenet . 2017;10:15
[PubMed ID: 28465723]
Kohmoto T Naruto T Watanabe M Fujita Y Ujiro S Okamoto N Horikawa H Masuda K Imoto I A 590 kb deletion caused by non-allelic homologous recombination between two LINE-1 elements in a patient with mesomelia-synostosis syndrome. Am J Med Genet A . 2017 Apr;173(4):1082-1086
[PubMed ID: 28328141]
Okamoto N Watanabe M Naruto T Matsuda K Kohmoto T Saito M Masuda K Imoto I Genome-first approach diagnosed Cabezas syndrome via novel <i>CUL4B</i> mutation detection. Hum Genome Var . 2017;4:16045
[PubMed ID: 28144446]
Kajiura K Masuda K Naruto T Kohmoto T Watabnabe M Tsuboi M Takizawa H Kondo K Tangoku A Imoto I Frequent silencing of the candidate tumor suppressor TRIM58 by promoter methylation in early-stage lung adenocarcinoma. Oncotarget . 2017 Jan 10;8(2):2890-2905
[PubMed ID: 27926516]
Kohmoto T Masuda K Naruto T Tange S Shoda K Hamada J Saito M Ichikawa D Tajima A Otsuji E Imoto I Construction of a combinatorial pipeline using two somatic variant  calling  methods  for whole exome sequence data of gastric cancer. J Med Invest . 2017;64(3.4):233-240
[PubMed ID: 28954988]
Watanabe M Nakagawa R Kohmoto T Naruto T Suga KI Goji A Horikawa H Masuda K Kagami S Imoto I Exome-first approach identified a novel gloss deletion associated with Lowe syndrome. Hum Genome Var . 2016;3:16037
[PubMed ID: 27867521]
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]
Watanabe M Hayabuchi Y Ono A Naruto T Horikawa H Kohmoto T Masuda K Nakagawa R Ito H Kagami S Imoto I Detection of 1p36 deletion by clinical exome-first diagnostic approach. Hum Genome Var . 2016;3:16006
[PubMed ID: 28428889]