eNewsletters: Sign-up Now

Contact the referral call center:

Phone: 1-877-NYP-WELL

Call Me Back Now

Live Chat

Make an appointment now

Phone: An operator will pick-up your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This is a toll free call from anywhere in the continental United States

Live Chat: hours are 8AM -8PM (M-F) EST.

Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD

  • Search
  • Bookmark
  • Print

Physician Detail

Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD
Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD

Dr. Hiroo Takayama is a heart surgeon. He graduated from University of Tokyo in 1996. To date, he has performed approximately 1,000 cardiac surgical procedures, of which 500 involved heart valve operations. He performs surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

"I believe my greatest strength as a heart surgeon is that I have an expertise in operating on patients with complex aortic disease and/or significant heart failure.

These patients are often deemed inoperable elsewhere, and usually require a specific perioperative care to protect a previously damaged heart that may also require temporary circulatory support."

His cardiac specialties include: aortic surgery, surgery for heart failure and surgery for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Dr. Takayama’s clinical interests relative to heart valve surgery include: valve-sparing aortic root surgery, aortic valve repair and mitral valve repair, heart failure surgery, ventricular support and cardiac transplantation.

Primary Specialties
Thoracic Surgery (Board Certified)
Cardiac Surgery (Board Certified)
Board Certification
Education And Training
University of Tokyo (Japan)
Internship: University of Tokyo Hospital
Residency: University of Tokyo Hospital
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Residency: University of Washington Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center
Clinical Expertise
Cardiac Surgery
Heart Surgery
Ischemic Heart Disease
Cardiac Valve Surgery
Aortic Surgery
Ventricular Assist Device Procedure
Heart Transplantation
Ventricular Septal Myotomy-Myectomy
Heart Failure
Cardiogenic Shock
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]
Local 1199
Medicaid [NJ, NY]
Medicare [Medicare, Railroad]
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]
UnitedHealthcare [Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, POS, PPO]
VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]


This provider accepts new patients
Appointment Phone Number:
(212) 305-6380
Primary Office
Milstein Hospital Building
177 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 7-435
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-6380
Fax: (212) 342-3520
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Non-English Languages Spoken:
Top of page