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. Hibino, M, Pandey, A, Chan, V, Mazer, CD, Dhingra, NK, Bonneau, C et al.. Leaflet Resection vs Preservation for Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation: Functional Outcomes and Mitral Stenosis at 12 months in a Randomized Trial. Can J Cardiol. 2022; :. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2022.01.013. PubMed PMID:35074417 .
  2. Hibino, M, Dhingra, NK, Verma, R, Puar, P, Verma, S, Yanagawa, B et al.. Surgical Treatment for Gerbode Defect Caused by Infective Endocarditis. J Invasive Cardiol. 2021;33 (12):E1009. . PubMed PMID:34866055 .
  3. Hibino, M, Yanagawa, B, Pandey, AK, Verma, S. Ambient temperature and aortic dissection: do pipes burst in freezing weather?. Eur Heart J. 2022;43 (3):236-238. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehab792. PubMed PMID:34849698 .
  4. Fatima, R, Dhingra, NK, Ribeiro, R, Bisleri, G, Yanagawa, B. Routine left atrial appendage occlusion in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: a narrative review. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2021; :. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000925. PubMed PMID:34723850 .
  5. Dhingra, NK, Verma, S, Yau, TM, Yanagawa, B, Hibino, M. Stuck between a rock and a hard place: The clinical conundrum of managing cardiac surgical patients during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. J Card Surg. 2022;37 (1):174-175. doi: 10.1111/jocs.16111. PubMed PMID:34697835 PubMed Central PMC8661891.
  6. Chung, J, Bisleri, G, Keshishi, M, Yanagawa, B. Commentary: Selective sinus replacement: If it ain't broke don't fix it?. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.09.057. PubMed PMID:34696900 .
  7. Kim, KS, Makhdoum, A, Koziarz, A, Gupta, S, Alsagheir, A, Pandey, A et al.. Outcomes of sutureless aortic valve replacement versus conventional aortic valve replacement and transcatheter aortic valve replacement, updated systematic review, and meta-analysis. J Card Surg. 2021;36 (12):4734-4742. doi: 10.1111/jocs.16044. PubMed PMID:34617322 .
  8. Ha, ACT, Verma, S, Mazer, CD, Quan, A, Yanagawa, B, Latter, DA et al.. Effect of Continuous Electrocardiogram Monitoring on Detection of Undiagnosed Atrial Fibrillation After Hospitalization for Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4 (8):e2121867. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.21867. PubMed PMID:34448866 PubMed Central PMC8397929.
  9. Syed, IM, Yanagawa, B, Jeyaganth, S, Verma, S, Cheema, AN. Injection Drug Use Endocarditis: An Inner-City Hospital Experience. CJC Open. 2021;3 (7):896-903. doi: 10.1016/j.cjco.2021.02.015. PubMed PMID:34401696 PubMed Central PMC8347875.
  10. Nedadur, R, Wang, B, Yanagawa, B. The cardiac surgeon's guide to artificial intelligence. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2021;36 (5):637-643. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000888. PubMed PMID:34397469 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto