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Takeyoshi Ota, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Co-Director, Center for Aortic Diseases

Takeyoshi Ota, MD, PhD, is an expert in the surgical treatment of aortic disease. He also participates in the heart failure and ventricular assist device program, which also includes heart transplantation.

Dr. Ota’s research focuses on tissue engineering and developing advanced technologies for heart surgery. He holds two patents, including one for the creation of decellularized tissue (tissue in which cells have been removed, often to facilitate in-situ constructive regeneration when implanted.)

In addition to publishing numerous works in scientific journals, Dr. Ota serves as a reviewer for several publications, including and The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Biomaterials, and the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. He also has contributed to book chapters on arteriosclerosis and aortic disease, and has been invited to present his work at national and international conferences on cardiothoracic surgery.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Surgery (Japan)

Medical School

Kobe University School of Medicine


Kobe University Hospital, Japan (general and cardiovascular surgery)


Kobe University Hospital, Japan (general and cardiovascular surgery)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (cardiac surgery/heart-lung transplant/mechanical support
Columbia University (advanced cardiac/heart transplant/ventricular assist device surgery)

Additional Graduate Degrees

PhD, Kobe University School of Medicine, Japan


The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery
The Japanese Circulation Society
The Japanese Society of Cardiovascular Surgery
The Japanese Surgical Society
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-2500

Office Fax

(773) 834-9114

Office Postal Address

Takeyoshi Ota, MD, PhD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 5040
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Ota

Dr. Ota was part of an expert team that treated Brandi Umbarger, who was suffering from a rare vascular deformity that made eating nearly impossible.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Ota's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.