• At A Glance
  • Education
  • Hospital Affiliations

    A specialist in minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery and heart transplant, Dr. Hirohisa Ikegami received his medical degree from Shiga University of Medical Science in Japan.  He completed his residency training in general surgery and cardiovascular surgery in Japan. 

    In 2008, Dr. Ikegami came to the United States to do a super specialty training at Emory School of Medicine followed by an Advanced Fellowship in Adult Cardiac Surgery at Northwestern University, where he gained experience in minimally invasive cardiac surgery.  He then trained under the guidance of Dr. Yoshifumi Naka, the Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center as an attending surgeon specializing in ventricular assist device, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and cardiac transplantation. 

    In addition to maintaining a clinical practice and his faculty responsibilities, Dr. Ikegami will assist in the coordination of the Transplant Service, in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Cardiac Transplantation and Assist Device Program and the heart failure team at the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

    His research has been published in a number of peer reviewed journals, with publications accepted by the European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Innovations, General Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, Texas Heart Institute Journal and the Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery.

  • Medical School

    Shiga University Of Medical Science, Ostu, Shiga, Japan


    Shiga University Of Medical Science, Ostu, Shiga, Japan


    Shiga University Of Medical Science, Ostu, Shiga, Japan


    Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA