Bobby Yanagawa




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Dr. Yanagawa is a Surgeon and the Program Director in the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He completed residency training at the University of Toronto and INOVA Fairfax Hospital (Fairfax , VA) and an advanced valvular fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, NY). His research training includes a PhD at the University of British Columbia and post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Wales College of Medicine (Cardiff, UK) and National Cardiovascular Center (Osaka, Japan). His clinical focus is surgical revascularization and surgery for infective endocarditis. He is the Director of the Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons National Training Bootcamp. His research interests include clinical outcome studies of ischemic and valvular heart disease. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles, 30 reviews and 15 book chapters.

Recent Publications

  1. Oliveira, AN, Yanagawa, B, Quan, A, Verma, S, Hood, DA. Human cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury: Blunted stress response with age. J Card Surg. 2021; :. doi: 10.1111/jocs.15807. PubMed PMID:34250631 .
  2. Servito, M, Ouzounian, M, Chung, J, Yanagawa, B. Trends in female cardiac surgery trainees and staff in Canada: 1998 to 2020. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.06.025. PubMed PMID:34238596 .
  3. Lee, JA, Yanagawa, B, An, KR, Arora, RC, Verma, S, Friedrich, JO et al.. Frailty and pre-frailty in cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 66,448 patients. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;16 (1):184. doi: 10.1186/s13019-021-01541-8. PubMed PMID:34172059 PubMed Central PMC8229742.
  4. Luc, JGY, Ad, N, Nguyen, TC, COVID-19 North American Cardiac Surgery Survey Working Group Collaborators, Arora, RC, Balkhy, HH et al.. Cardiac surgeons' concerns, perceptions, and responses during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Card Surg. 2021; :. doi: 10.1111/jocs.15681. PubMed PMID:34118080 .
  5. Tanaka, D, Nedadur, R, Yanagawa, B. Rapid deployment valves: Another tool in the toolbox. J Card Surg. 2021;36 (8):2834-2835. doi: 10.1111/jocs.15668. PubMed PMID:34060136 .
  6. Makhdoum, A, Dhingra, NK, Kirubaharan, A, Eikelboom, R, Luc, J, Dagher, O et al.. Ticagrelor use and practice patterns among Canadian cardiac surgeons. J Card Surg. 2021;36 (8):2793-2801. doi: 10.1111/jocs.15636. PubMed PMID:34028081 .
  7. Servito, M, Tanaka, D, Yanagawa, B. Commentary: Frailty measures in cardiac surgery: The theory-practice gap. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.03.017. PubMed PMID:33840475 .
  8. An, KR, Tam, DY, Yanagawa, B. People with injection drug use-associated endocarditis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.055. PubMed PMID:33798489 .
  9. Tanaka, DK, Yanagawa, B. Mitral annular calcification: Bad versus worse. J Card Surg. 2021;36 (7):2419-2420. doi: 10.1111/jocs.15529. PubMed PMID:33797805 .
  10. Verma, A, Dhingra, N, Yanagawa, B. Rivaroxaban in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and a Bioprosthetic Mitral Valve. N Engl J Med. 2021;384 (10):973-974. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc2035891. PubMed PMID:33704949 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto