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Cardiothoracic Surgeon Joins Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network

Milwaukee, April 1, 2019 – Takushi Kohmoto, MD, PhD joins the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin health network as a professor of surgery and associate service line director of heart transplantation. Dr. Kohmoto has extensive experience in all forms of heart surgery, including heart transplantation, coronary artery bypass surgery and aortic and mitral valve surgery.

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“Dr. Kohmoto brings additional experience and expertise to the department of surgery, and his patient care and research expertise will continue to advance the breadth and depth of its offerings,” said Paul Pearson, MD, PhD, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Froedtert Hospital and Professor of Surgery at Medical College of Wisconsin. “His ability to treat various complex cardiovascular conditions will be instrumental for the Froedtert & MCW health network to continue as a renowned institutional leader in cardiovascular care.”

Dr. Kohmoto received his medical degree from and completed an internship at the Okayama University School of Medicine in Japan. He later went on to complete his residency at Okayama University Hospital as well. Dr. Kohmoto completed fellowships in Cardiovascular Surgery at Shin-Tokyo Hospital in Japan and in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Assist Devices at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia Medical Center in New York. Later, Dr. Kohmoto received his PhD from Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan.

Dr. Kohmoto was a recipient of the “Best Doctors in America” award in both thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. He was also named as a top doctor for his work in cardiovascular surgery by Madison Magazine in 2016.

His research interests include mechanical assist devices, heart transplantation, lung transplantation, ischemic preconditioning, laser surgery, cell transplantation, and cardiac regeneration.

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