Shinya Unai, MD, is a staff surgeon, and Surgical Director of the Endocarditis Center in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He is certified by the Japanese Boards of Cardiovascular Surgery.
Dr. Unai received his medical degree from Tokyo University, Japan. He completed residencies in general surgery and cardiovascular surgery at Mitsui Memorial Hospital, Tokyo. Dr. Unai continued his specialty training as a cardiovascular surgery fellow at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA. He completed his training as a clinical associate in minimally invasive, complex adult cardiac surgery, heart/lung transplantation and aortic surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He was appointed to Cleveland Clinic in 2017.
Dr. Unai has published over 70 book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals. His research is focused on endocarditis, complex valve disease and heart/lung failure. He also has made numerous presentations at major medical meetings in the United States, Europe and Japan.