EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS

Yoshiya Toyoda
Yoshiya Toyoda
Professor of Surgery
Vice Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery
Temple University School of Medicine
United States
BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. Yoshiya Toyoda after completing his training in cardiac surgery at Kobe University in Japan, he spent several years at Harvard Medical School where he conducted basic research in the area of myocardial protection during surgically induced ischemia-reperfusion.

After completing his clinical cardiac surgical training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Toyoda completed an advanced fellowship in cardiopulmonary transplantation and ventricular assist devices at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He joined the University of Pittsburgh as a cardiothoracic surgeon in 2006 and has headed the division of cardiothoracic transplantation from 2008 to 2011 when the University of Pittsburgh established one of the world's most successful cardiothoracic transplant programs. Since 2008, under his leadership, the program has led the world in number of lung transplants, and has also performed increasing numbers of heart transplants and ventricular assist device insertions.

Dr. Toyoda then became Professor of Surgery, Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support, Surgical Director of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Vice Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Over the past eight years, Dr. Toyoda has performed more than 450 heart, lung and heart-lung transplants. He pioneered the antero-axillary approach in lung transplantation, a new minimally invasive form of surgery that avoids complications of the standard double-lung transplant procedure and the prophylactic tricuspid valve repair in heart transplantation, which prevents primary graft failure due to right ventricular failure. He has also developed numerous innovative surgical techniques to further improve clinical outcomes in the area of cardiothoracic surgery.

Dr. Toyoda’s focus is on surgical options for patients with end-stage cardiopulmonary failure and aortic surgery, including coronary bypass surgery, valve surgery, aortic root surgery such as Ross procedure and valve-sparing aortic root replacement, pulmonary thromboendarterectomy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ventricular assist device, and thoracic transplantation.

Overall, Dr. Toyoda's carefully executed program of surgical, programmatic, and research innovations have produced excellent outcomes and made life-saving transplantation and device-based therapy a reality for a much larger population of older and sicker patients.

At Temple, Dr. Toyoda will work with the existing multidisciplinary teams to strengthen and expand all surgical options for patients with end-stage cardiopulmonary problems.

 



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