Bobby Yanagawa is the Division Head, Division of Cardiac Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital and Program Director and Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Yanagawa obtained his BSc and PhD from the University of British Columbia and his MD degree and Cardiac Surgery Residency from the University of Toronto. He has completed research fellowships at the University of Wales College of Medicine (Cardiff, UK), National Cardiovascular Center (Osaka, Japan) and at St Michael’s Hospital (Toronto, Canada). He completed an advanced valvular fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Yanagawa's clinical and research interests are, broadly, surgical revascularization and valvular heart disease. He has strong clinical and research expertise in surgery for complex infective endocarditis.
He has published over 90 peer reviewed papers, 50 reviews and 15 book chapters including publications in Nature Communications, Nature Medicine, Circulation, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Annals of Thoracic Surgery. He has an H-index of 41. He is on the editorial board of the following journals: Ann Thorac Surg, Can J Cardiol, Innovations (Associate Editor) and J Card Surg. He was the AATS 13th Annual C. Walton Lillehei Award winner in 2010.
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