About the Author


Hisashi Nikaidoh MD is internationally known for the innovative surgical procedure that carries his name and his life-long dedication to the care of children, for which he received the Children’s Miracle Achievement Award in 2011.

Dr. Nikaidoh earned his medical degree from The University of Tokyo in 1959 and trained at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and Case Western Reserve University Hospital in Cleveland. He served in Dallas as Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Children’s Medical Center, and in Tulsa, OK as Medical Director of Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis. 

Healing Hearts is Dr. Nikaidoh’s first book for the lay public, written to share what he learned from eight exceptional parents about the journey from grief to life.  He is the author of many dozens of professional medical papers.










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