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Masahiro Yoshida, MD, PhD

Masahiro Yoshida, MD
Job Title Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5218 Phone
412-692-5817 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1993 Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan


2008 Clinical Fellow and Instructor, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
2000 Cardiovascular Surgery, Kobe Children's Hospital, Kobe, Japan


1999 Chief Residency, Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Osaka, Japan

1994 General Surgery, University Hospital, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan


  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Japan Surgical Society
  • Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Japanese Society of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Japanese Board of Surgery
  • Japanese Board of Cardiovascular Surgery


  • Young Investigator’s Awards, 42nd Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Nagoya, Japan      
  • Young Investigator’s Awards, The 1st Asia-Pacific Congress of Pediatric Caridiology and Cardiac Surgery, Bangkok, Thailland
  • Young Investigator’s Awards, 44th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Kohriyama, Japan


  • Yoshida M, Wearden P, Dur O, Pekkan K, Morell V. Right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction with bicuspid valved polytetrafluoroethylene conduit. Ann Thorac Surg, 2011, 91, 1235-9.
  • Yoshida M, Yamaguchi M, Oshima Y, Oka S, Higuma T, Yutaka Okita. Single-stage repair of aortopulmonary window with interrupted aortic arch by transection of the aorta and direct reconstruction. J. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 2009 138(3), 781-783.
  • Takahashi H, Oshima Y, Yoshida M, Yamaguchi M, Kenji Okada, Okita Y. Sinus node dysfunction following repair of partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008, 136(2) 329-334.  
  • Yoshida M, Yamaguchi M, Yoshimura N, Murakami H, Matsuhisa H, Okita Y. Appropriate additional pulmonary blood flow at the bidirectional Glenn procedure is useful for completion of total cavopulmonary connection.  Ann Thorac Surg, 2005: 80:976-981.

Biography Summary

Masahiro Yoshida, MD, joined Children's Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery after serving as an attending surgeon at Kobe Children's Hospital in Kobe, Japan. He received his PhD from Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine in 2009.
Dr. Yoshida's clinical and research interests include congenital heart disease and pediatric heart, heart-lung transplantation. He also designed the bicuspid valved polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) conduit for right ventricle to pulmonary artery in Kobe, Japan. This device is now being utilized for patients at Children's Hospital.
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December 5, 2013
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