The reason why I could establish myself as a heart surgeon
who performs the greatest number of cases in Japan.
I’d like to deliver the knowledge and thoughts obtained
from my own experiences as a heart surgeon.
Shuichiro Takanashi Web
Photo by Junya Inagaki
What motivated me to aim to be a heart
surgeon was a word of a surgeon.
"Cardiac surgery offers no money, no free time,
no status, full of unavailability.
You cannot expect something good to happen
if you become a heart surgeon."
What’s New
5th meeting of The Society for Stentless Mitral Valves 2016
Date:September 11 (Sun), 2016
Venue:Osaka University, Tokyo branch of the Graduate School of Medical and Engineering
President:Shuichiro Takanashi (Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Sakakibara Heart Institute)
Tokyo HOCM Forum 2016
Date:October 29 (Sat), 2016
Venue:Shinjuku NS Building, Sky Conference
Organizer:Morimasa Takayama (Department of Cardiology, Sakakibara Heart Institute)
Line-ups of Doctors
Vol.4 of the series of interviews by Dr. Hiroyuki Watanabe (Tokyo Bay Urayasu/Ichikawa Medical Center) featuring Dr. Shuichiro Takanashi (Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Sakakibara Heart Institute) who performs surgery at Live Surgery session of Tokyo Echo Labo meeting.
Hospital Affiliations
Kawasaki saiwai hospital
31-27 Omiya-cho, Saiwai-ku Kawasaki Kanagawa
212-0014, Japan

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Japanese Society for Heart Valve Disease
Doctor’s Magazine
April issue, 2014
Portrait of a doctor
Shuichiro Takanashi (Assistant Director/Chief of Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery of Sakakibara Heart Institute, Japan Research Promotion Society for Cardiovascular Diseases and Specially Appointed Professor of Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Teikyo University Faculty of Medicine), An Expert in Cardiac Surgery backed by record number of surgeries exceeding five thousand + several hundreds, now reaching “the state of no-scalpel”…