Iki Adachi, M.D.


Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Congenital Heart Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Co-Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support
Texas Children's Hospital
Co-Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support


Advanced Training from National Cardiovascular Center
Advanced Training from Osaka University Hospital, Japan
M.D. from Osaka Bioscience Institute, Japan

Professional Interests

  • Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Aortic valve stenosis
  • Atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect
  • Aortic arch advancement
  • Aortic valve stenosis repair
  • Arterial switch
  • Atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect closures
  • Atrioventricular canal defect repair
  • Blalock-Taussig shunt
  • Coarctation of the aorta repair
  • Double-switch procedures

Professional Statement

Dr. Iki Adachi has written extensively about surgical, morphological, and physiological aspects of congenitally malformed hearts. His clinical and research interests include pediatric heart failure and mechanical circulatory support, including ventricular assist devices and the total artificial heart. He is studying cardiac cellular and subcellular differentiation prior to and following application of mechanical assistance. He also has an interest in pediatric lung transplantation.

Selected Publications