Robert Yanagawa M.D.
Assistant Professor
Cardiac Surgery

Contact Info

T: (416) 864-5706
F: (416) 864-5031


St. Michael's Hospital
30 Bond St, Bond Wing
8th floor, Rm. 003D
Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8

Bobby Yanagawa MD PhD,  joined the Cardiac Surgery staff at St Michael’s Hospital in 2015. He is Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Toronto and an Honorary Professor, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Xinxiang Medical University (Xinxiang, China). Dr. Yanagawa obtained his BSc and PhD from the University of British Columbia and his MD degree and Cardiac Surgery Residency from the University of Toronto. He has completed research fellowships at the University of Wales College of Medicine (Cardiff, UK), National Cardiovascular Center (Osaka, Japan) and at St Michael’s Hospital (Toronto, Canada). He completed an advanced valvular fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. His clinical interest is in minimally invasive surgical revascularization and valve surgery. 

Dr Yanagawa currently maintains a translational science laboratory focused on the pathogenesis of valvular heart disease. He has published over 45 peer reviewed papers, 15 reviews and 10 book chapters ( He has published in Nature Communications, Nature Medicine, Circulation, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Annals of Thoracic Surgery. He was the AATS 13th Annual C. Walton Lillehei Award winner in 2010.

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