Faculty member Maastricht Mitral Masters
Koichi Toda, MD., PhD was born in Kobe, Japan in 1964 and graduated Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine (OUGM) in 1989. After he completed surgical residency in Osaka University (1989-1993), he joined in research program regarding artificial heart in National Cardiovascular Center (NCVC) and received Ph.D. Degree certified by OUGM (1993-1996). In 1996 he moved to Columbia University to work as post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery (1996-1998). After he completed post-doctoral fellowship and passed USMLE, he completed Thoracic Cardiovascular residency in Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans (1998-2000) and clinical fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery in Brown University, Rhode Island (2000-2001). After returning to Japan, he worked as an attending cardiovascular surgeon in OUGM affiliated hospitals and NCVC (2001-2012) and promoted to Associate Professor and Clinical Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at OUGM (2012 - Present). His surgical specialty includes mechanical circulatory support, heart transplant, heart and lung transplant, minimally invasive surgery, and regenerative therapy and he has more than 250 publications related to cardiovascular surgery. He also works as Board member of International Federation for Artificial Organs (IFAO) (2016-2021), ISMCS (International Society for Mechanical Circulatory Support) (2019-Present), Japanese Society of Artificial Organs (JSAO) (2013 - 2019), and Editorial Board member of Surgery Today and Artificial Organs. He has also hosted The 57th Annual Meeting of the JSAO in 2019.