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Masaki Tsukashita, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA, Allegheny General Hospital

MasakiTsukashitaMD

Thoracic Surgery Pittsburgh, PA

Adult Cardiac Surgery, Aortic Surgery, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Cardiovascular Surgery

Surgical director for cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support Assistant professor at Drexel University college of medicine

Overview of Dr. Tsukashita

Dr. Masaki Tsukashita is a cardiac surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA and is affiliated with Allegheny General Hospital. He received his medical degree from Faculty of Medicine Kyoto University and has been in practice 23 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Japanese. He specializes in adult cardiac surgery and is experienced in coronary artery bypass graft, heart valve surgery, heart transplantation, aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, and many others.

Clinical Expertise

  • Adult cardiac surgery, Cardiac transplantation, Mitral valve repair, Mitral valve replacement, Mechanical circulatory support, Left ventricular assist device implantation, Coronary artery bypass grafting, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Aortic valve surgery, Aortic valve repair, Aortic valve replacement, Aortic root replacement, Valve-sparing aortic root reconstruction, Aortic aneurysm, Mitral valve surgery, Heart failure and transplantation, Heart failure, Tricuspid valve surgery, Tricuspid valve repair, Tricuspid valve replacement, Adult congenital cardiac surgery, Pericardiectomy

Education & Training

  • Fac Med Kyoto Univ
    Fac Med Kyoto UnivClass of 1999

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2016 - 2023

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Fulminant Infectious Aortitis With Ascending Aortic Rupture.  
    Kassar K, Lucke M, Pu C, Tsukashita M, Ann Thorac Surg., 1/2017
  • Heart Procurement from a Donor on Venovenous ECMO Support.  
    Singh G, Tsukashita M, Biscotti M, Costa J, Lambert D, Bacchetta M, Takayama H., ASAIO J., 5/1/2016
  • Uterine cells are recruited to the infarcted heart and improve cardiac outcomes in female rats.  
    Xaymardan M, Sun Z, Hatta K, Tsukashita M, Konecny F, Weisel RD, Li RK., J Mol Cell Cardiol., 6/2012
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Press Mentions

  • AGH Heart Transplant Program's 3-Year Survival Rates Tops in State, Seventh Nationally, According to Latest Report
    AGH Heart Transplant Program's 3-Year Survival Rates Tops in State, Seventh Nationally, According to Latest ReportApril 15th, 2019
  • Allegheny General Hospital Heart Specialists Among the First in the Country to Expand Use of Left Ventricular Assist Device as Bridge to Recovery
    Allegheny General Hospital Heart Specialists Among the First in the Country to Expand Use of Left Ventricular Assist Device as Bridge to RecoveryMarch 14th, 2021

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Japanese

Hospital Affiliations