Dr. Hiroto Kitahara, MD

Dr. Hiroto Kitahara, MD

Dr. Hiroto Kitahara, MD

Languages: English, Japanese
Phone: 202-877-7464
Fax: 202-877-3503

Contact this Provider:

  • Cardiac Surgery
Conditions I Treat
  • aneurysm of ascending aorta
  • anomalies of pulmonary circulation
  • anomalous pulmonary artery
  • anomalous pulmonary venous return
  • aortic aneurysm
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Procedures I Perform
  • abdominal aneurysm repair
  • aortic root replacement
  • aortic valve replacement
  • aortic valve surgery
  • atrial septal defect (asd) repair
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About the Provider

Dr. Kitahara is board certified by the Japanese Board of Cardiovascular Surgery. He completed a Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiothoracic Transplant fellowship at the University of Chicago. Dr. Kitahara joins the team of advanced heart failure specialists at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, which is one of the largest programs in the mid-Atlantic region. He is an experienced surgeon who will also take a leadership role in building the robotic coronary surgery program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. This will allow the hybrid coronary revascularization team of cardiac surgeons and interventional cardiologists to craft collaborative treatment choices for each patient.

Philosophy of Care

"I believe new technology continues to expand the ‘realm of the possible’ in cardiac surgery. As an advanced heart failure surgeon, I realize how incredibly well mechanical device technology works to support the human body. Moreover, surgical robot technology encourages us to move to the next stage of heart surgery. It is very rewarding to see how these technological advances improve the lives of our patients."


  • Fellowship, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiothoracic Transplant: The University of Chicago, Chicago, Il.
  • Fellowship, minimally invasive cardiac and aortic surgery: Asahikawa Medical University, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Resident and Fellowship, Cardiovascular Surgery: Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
  • Medical School: Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

  • Fellowship Program: University of Chicago Medical Center (2018)
  • Residency Program: University of Chicago Medical Center (2018)
  • Medical School: Keio University (2008)
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Practice Locations
  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    Suite NW
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: 202-877-7464
    Fax: 202-877-3503

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