Kaneko named Shoenberg Chair in Cardiovascular Disease

Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD (second from right), celebrated his installation as the John M. Shoenberg Chair in Cardiovascular Disease with (from left) Ralph J. Damiano Jr., MD, director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the School of Medicine; John A. Olson Jr., MD, PhD, head of the Department of Surgery; David H. Perlmutter, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the medical school; and John Lynch, MD, president of Barnes-Jewish Hospital. (Photo: School of Medicine)

Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD, chief of the cardiac surgery section in the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named the John M. Shoenberg Chair in Cardiovascular Disease.

The chair is supported by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Kaneko, who was installed in February on the Medical Campus, is noted for his expertise in transcatheter therapeutics and endovascular approaches to cardiac surgery, including transcatheter aortic valve repair (TAVR), transcatheter mitral and tricuspid valve repair and replacement, and endovascular thoracic aortic aneurysm repair. He also specializes in minimally invasive and complex valvular and aortic surgery.

Before joining the faculty at Washington University, Kaneko spent eight years at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, where he served as surgical director of the Structural Heart Program, director of Aortic and Endovascular Surgery, and director of Clinical Outcomes Research.

Read more on the School of Medicine website.

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