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

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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.

Toshiharu Shinoka, MD, PhD

Toshiharu Shinoka, MD, PhD

Cardiology Fellowship
Faculty

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

Biography

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.

Gender:

  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Japanese

Education and Training

Medical School

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

Residency

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

Fellowship

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

Fellowship

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

Department:

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Specialty:

  • Cardiovascular Surgery

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 10/26/2012

Publications

  • Toshiharu Shinoka. 2013. Chapter 58: Vessel Bioengineering (Ed: Orland). In Regenerative Medicine Technology as Applied to Organ Transplantation..
  • 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..
  • 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..
  • 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..
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