Takahiro Shiota MD
Associate Director, Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory
Takahiro Shiota, MD, is a cardiologist in the Division of Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. Dr. Shiota is certified by the National Board of Echocardiography, holding medical licenses in the United States and in Japan. His specialty interests include valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathy, heart murmurs and echocardiography.
As the Editor-in-Chief of Cardiac Ultrasound Today, Dr. Shiota regularly contributes articles on how to improve diagnostic accuracy and on how best to manage patients with cardiac diseases. Dr. Shiota works in close collaboration with invasive cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to pursue the latest surgical and medical managements, especially for patients with heart valve problems.
Dr. Shiota serves as a reviewer of medical journals including Circulation and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He has served as an abstract grader for the national conferences of the American College of Cardiology and other cardiology conferences. Dr. Shiota has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and over 300 abstracts in leading professional journals. He has authored many chapters in medical textbooks on topics such as valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, and surgical treatments for heart failure patients, among others.
Dr. Shiota is a regularly invited lecturer at national and international symposia and conferences and chairs sessions on topics related to surgical application of echocardiography and recent advances in echocardiography. Dr. Shiota is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography and the European Society of Cardiology. He is a member of the Council on Clinical Cardiology for the American Heart Association and currently serves as President of the Los Angeles Society of Echocardiography.
Dr. Shiota earned his degrees in science, medicine and a doctorate in cardiology at The University of Tokyo. He performed his internship and residency in internal medicine followed by a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Tokyo Hospital. Dr. Shiota completed an advanced fellowship in cardiac imaging in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Shiota served as a Staff Cardiologist in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic from 2001 to 2008, and has been named one of America's Top Cardiologists.