Harvard Surgical HSR Speaker Series

TAVR: New technology and new frontier for old tricks

Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Surgical Director, Structural Heart Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Kaneko received his medical degree from Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo. He then completed a general surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, then a cardiothoracic surgery residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also completed an interventional fellowship at BWH and is cross-trained in interventional cardiology. He is board-certified in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He’s the Surgical Director of the Structural Heart Program at the Brigham and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.

He specializes in Transcatheter and minimally invasive valvular surgery, including transcatheter aortic valve replacements, transcatheter mitral interventions, and minimally invasive valve surgeries.

He holds leadership, and committee positions in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), American Association of Thoracic Surgery (AATS), and American College of Cardiology. He is also a Chair of the research and publication committee for the ACC/STS TVT registry R&P committee and Vice Chair of the Workforce in Innovation and New Technology for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgery, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, American Association of Thoracic Surgery, Fellow of American College of Surgery, and Fellow of American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Kaneko’s research focuses on clinical outcomes research using the large database in transcatheter valve therapies, valvular surgery, and aortic surgeries. He has been the Principal Investigator or Co-PI on over 15 funded grants and is a reviewer for over 15 journals. He has published over 200 manuscripts and has written over 10 book chapters. 

Tuesday, September 13th

5:00-6:00 p.m. EDT


BC-4118, 4th Floor, One Brigham Circle, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

Webinar Registration

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the current landscape of the treatment in aortic stenosis
  • Identify the dissemination patterns of new technology
  • Evaluate the border between the new technology and the standard surgical technique

Target Audience

This activity is intended for research faculty and trainees

Course Director

Zara Cooper, MD, MSc, FACS

Michele and Howard J. Kessler Distinguished Chair of Surgery and Public Health
Kessler Director, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director, Center for Geriatric Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School


In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.