Toshiharu Shinoka, MD, PhD :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Toshiharu Shinoka, MD, PhD

Toshiharu Shinoka, MD, PhD

Cardiology Fellowship

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Physician Team

Heart Center
Physician Team

Heart-Lung Transplant
Surgeon Team

Lung Transplant
Surgeon Team

Transplant Program
Surgeon Team

Contact Information

Cardiothoracic Surgery
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-3103
FX: (614) 722-3111

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus


Toshiharu Shinoka, MD, PhD, is a Co-Director of the Tissue Engineering Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. His clinical and research interests center on bioengineered tissue for use in surgery. Working with Dr. Christopher K. Breuer, he was the first in the world to tissue engineer blood vessels and implant them in human infants. Dr. Shinoka has many honors recognizing his contributions, including the Blue Ribbon 1st Place Poster from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Meeting.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Japanese

Research Interests

Areas of Interest:

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Hiroshima University School of Medicine
    Date Completed: 03/31/1983


  • Tokyo Women's Medical University
    Date Completed: 03/31/1985


  • Tokyo Women's Medical University
    Date Completed: 03/31/1989


  • Boston Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 07/31/1997


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • Cardiovascular Surgery

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 10/26/2012


  • Shinoka, Toshiharu, Tara, S, Rocco, KA, Hibino, N, Sugiura, T, Breuer, CK. 2014. Vessel Bioengineering. In Development of Small-Diameter Arterial Grafts. Columbus: Circulation Journal.
  • Shinoka, Toshiharu. 2014. Tissue Engineering Vascular Graft. In Past, Now, and Future. Columbus: Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.
  • Shinoka, Toshiharu, Naito, Y, Rocco, K, Kurobe, H, Maxfield, M, Breuer, C. 2013. Tissue Engineering in the Vasculature. In The Anatomical Record Advance in. New Haven: Anat Rec (Hoboken).
  • Toshiharu Shinoka. 2013. Chapter 58: Vessel Bioengineering (Ed: Orland). In Regenerative Medicine Technology as Applied to Organ Transplantation..
  • Shinoka, Toshiharu, Kurobe, H, Maxfield, MW, Breuer, CK. 2012. Concise Review: Tissue-Engineered Vascular Grafts for Cardiac Surgery: Past, Present, and Future. In Past, Present, and Future. New Haven: Stem Cells Translational Medicine.
  • Shinoka, Toshiharu, Patterson, JT, Gilliland, T, Maxfield, MW, Church, S, Natio, Y. 2012. Tissue-Engineered Vascular Grafts for Use in the Treatment of Congenital Heart Disease. In From the Bench to the Clinic and Back Again. Columbus: Regenerative Medicine.
  • Toshiharu Shinoka. 2012. Stem Cells in Tissue Engineered Blood Vessels for Cardiac Repair. In In: Cardiac Regeneration and Repair: Volume 2 -- Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering.. Toronto: Li RK and Reisel R - Woodhead Publishing.
  • Toshiharu Shinoka. 2011. Restoring blood vessels. In In Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine..
  • Toshiharu Shinoka. 2011. Cardiovascular system tissue engineered vascular grafts. In Stem Cells in Tissue Engineering..
  • Shinoka, Toshiharu, Salameh, BS, Mirensky, TL, Breuer, CK. 2010. Tissue Engineered Bloos Vessels: From the Bench to the Bedside and Back Again. In Development of a Vascular Conduit for use in Congenital Heart Surgery. Edited by Hsiai, Tzung K, Blackman, Brett, Hanjoong, Jo. New Haven: Hemodynamics & Mechanobiology of Endothelium.
  • Toshiharu Shinoka. 2010. Benefits of hemofiltration for lung function. In Principles of pulmonary protection during heart surgery..
  • Toshiharu Shinoka. 2007. Vascular Graft. In In Regenerative Medicine..
  • Toshiharu Shinoka. 2007. Vascular Tissue Engineering. In In Tissue Engineering..

featured video

Dr. Christopher Breuer and Dr. Toshiharu Shinoka, co-directors of the Tissue Engineering Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital, are the first surgeons in the world to engineer tissue-engineered vascular grafts using a child's own cells.
Bennett was born with complex congenital heart disease and received a rare double switch operation at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
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