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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 .
  4. Cheema, AN, Yanagawa, B, Verma, S, Bagai, A, Liu, S. Myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary artery disease (MINOCA): a review of pathophysiology and management. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2021;36 (5):589-596. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000886. PubMed PMID:34397465 .
  5. Eikelboom, R, Ribeiro, RVP, Nedadur, R, Yanagawa, B. Commentary: Recurrent xenopericardial elephant trunk graft infection: Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. JTCVS Tech. 2021;6 :52-53. doi: 10.1016/j.xjtc.2020.12.027. PubMed PMID:34318140 PubMed Central PMC8300890.
  6. Eikelboom, R, Spooner, A, Yanagawa, B. Commentary: Rational decision making for a rare case. JTCVS Tech. 2021;5 :82-83. doi: 10.1016/j.xjtc.2020.10.044. PubMed PMID:34318115 PubMed Central PMC8300044.
  7. Oliveira, AN, Yanagawa, B, Quan, A, Verma, S, Hood, DA. Human cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury: Blunted stress response with age. J Card Surg. 2021;36 (10):3643-3651. doi: 10.1111/jocs.15807. PubMed PMID:34250631 .
  8. 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 .
  9. 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.
  10. 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;36 (9):3040-3051. doi: 10.1111/jocs.15681. PubMed PMID:34118080 PubMed Central PMC8447333.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto