Takumi Yamada, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

Takumi Yamada

Contact Info

Administrative Assistant Name
Wendy Markuson

Administrative Phone
612-625-4401

Administrative Email
marku002@umn.edu

Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division


Electrophysiologist


Summary

Dr. Yamada graduated from National Nagoya University and started his MD career in Japan in 1991. His specialty is clinical cardiac electrophysiology and pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. He moved to University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) as a postdoctoral fellow in 2006. He joined research faculty of UAB in 2008. He obtained Alabama state MD license in 2010 and joined clinical faculty of UAB as Assistant Professor in 2011. He was promoted to Associate Professor, and was awarded Tenure in 2014. He has joined University of Minnesota as Professor in 2020. His publications as a first author are > 150. He has two major research interests including catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardias. He has achieved various pioneering work in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardias. Especially, he has revealed several new syndromes and concepts of idiopathic ventricular tachycardia.

Expertise

  • Arrhythmias

Professional Associations

  • Heart Rhythm Society

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Electrophysiology and Mechanism of Clinical Supraventricular and Ventricular Arrhythmias
  • Non-pharmacological Therapy of Supraventricular and Ventricular Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation

Publications

  • Yamada T. What can the current technology tell us about the relationship between intramural scar and PVCs? JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2021 Jun;7(6):742-744.

Conferences

  • Chairman; Oral presentation “VT/VPC-1” The 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Heart Rhythm Society, Fukuoka, Japan, July 1, 2021.
  • Chairman; Symposium “Outflow Tract PVCs: What We Know and We Don’t Know” The 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Heart Rhythm Society, Fukuoka, Japan, July 2, 2021.
  • Invited speaker; Symposium “Outflow Tract PVCs: What We Know and We Don’t Know” Keynote lecture “Have we conquered them yet?” The 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Heart Rhythm Society, Fukuoka, Japan, July 2, 2021.

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Arrhythmia

Clinical

Clinical Interests

Arrhythmia