Takeshi Tsuda, MD


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Other Offices

Education & Training


  • Pediatric Cardiology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1996
  • Cardiology Research - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1990


  • Pediatrics - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 1991


  • Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1993
  • Shinshu University Medical Center, 1989

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Shinshu University School of Medicine, 1984

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/EPO/POS
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware NJ
  • Carefirst MD Community Health Plan Mcaid
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna & Great West PPO
  • Cigna Lifesource Transplant
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Delaware Medicare
  • Devon Health Services
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health PPO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Global Medical Mangment NJ
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO NJ
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services/CHAMPVA
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • UPMC Medicaid
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Atrioventricular Canal Defect
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Interrupted Aortic Arch
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosis
  • Pulmonary Artery Sling
  • Pulmonary Atresia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Stenosis
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Ventricular Septal Defects

  • Alloah, Q., Pelletier, G., Prada-Ruiz, A. C., & Tsuda, T. (2022). Rapid Growth of Left Atrial Thrombus in a Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipient. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 113(2), e133-e135. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.04.021

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  • Tsuda, T. (2021). Clinical assessment of ventricular wall stress in understanding compensatory hypertrophic response and maladaptive ventricular remodeling. Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease, 8(10). doi:10.3390/jcdd8100122

  • Matoq, A. A., & Tsuda, T. (2020). Effective myocardial perfusion and concomitant haemodynamic status determine the clinical diversity of anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery. Cardiology in the Young, 30(3), 362-368. doi:10.1017/S1047951119003299

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  • Vari, D., Xiao, W., Behere, S., Spurrier, E., Tsuda, T., & Baffa, J. M. (2020). Low-dose prostaglandin E1 is safe and effective for critical congenital heart disease: is it time to revisit the dosing guidelines? Cardiology in the Young. doi:10.1017/S1047951120003297

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  • Tsuda, T., Fitzgerald, K. K., & Temple, J. (2020). Sudden cardiac death in children and young adults without structural heart disease: A comprehensive review. Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, 21(2), 205-216. doi:10.31083/J.RCM.2020.02.55

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  • Tsuda, T., Davies, R. R., Radtke, W., Pizarro, C., & Bhat, A. M. (2020). Early Surgical Closure of Atrial Septal Defect Improves Clinical Status of Symptomatic Young Children with Underlying Pulmonary Abnormalities. Pediatric Cardiology, 41(6), 1115-1124. doi:10.1007/s00246-020-02361-8

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  • Prada-Ruiz, A. C., Baker-Smith, C., Beaty, C., Matoq, A., Pelletier, G., Pizarro, C., & Dadlani, G. (2020). Echocardiographic assessment of mechanical circulatory support and heart transplant. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, 58. doi:10.1016/j.ppedcard.2020.101272

  • Tsuda, T., Kernizan, D., Del Grippo, E., Thacker, D., Kharouf, R., & Srivastava, S. (2020). Echocardiographic assessment of ventricular function: Conventional and advanced technologies and their clinical applications. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, 58. doi:10.1016/j.ppedcard.2020.101269

  • Tsuda, T., Hehir, D. A., Thacker, D., Lamma, A., Tearl, D., & Gidding, S. S. (2020). Overfeeding and obesity in young children with positive pressure ventilation via tracheostomy following cardiac surgery. Cardiology in the Young, 30(10), 1397-1404. doi:10.1017/S1047951120002073

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  • Tsuda, T., Geary, E. M., & Temple, J. (2019a). Reply to correspondence article, correspondence on "Significance of automated external defibrillator in identifying lethal ventricular arrhythmias". European Journal of Pediatrics, 178(12), 1919-1920. doi:10.1007/s00431-019-03494-6

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  • Tsuda, T., Geary, E. M., & Temple, J. (2019b). Significance of automated external defibrillator in identifying lethal ventricular arrhythmias. European Journal of Pediatrics, 178(9), 1333-1342. doi:10.1007/s00431-019-03421-9

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  • Tsuda, T., Baffa, J. M., Octavio, J., Robinson, B. W., Radtke, W., Mody, T., & Bhat, A. M. (2019). Identifying Subclinical Coronary Abnormalities and Silent Myocardial Ischemia After Arterial Switch Operation. Pediatric Cardiology, 40(5), 901-908. doi:10.1007/s00246-019-02085-4

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  • Tsuda, T. (2018b). Extracellular interactions between fibulins and transforming growth factor (TGF)-B in physiological and pathological conditions. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 19(9). doi:10.3390/ijms19092787

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  • Baker-Smith, C. M., Carlson, K., Ettedgui, J., Tsuda, T., Jayakumar, K. A., Park, M., & Penny, D. J. (2018). Development of quality metrics for ambulatory pediatric cardiology: Transposition of the great arteries after arterial switch operation. Congenital Heart Disease, 13(1), 52-58. doi:10.1111/chd.12540

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  • Tsuda, T. (2018a). Clinical manifestations and overall management strategies for duchenne muscular dystrophy. In Methods in Molecular Biology (Vol 1687, bll 19-28). doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-7374-3_2

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  • Chowdhury, D., Gurvitz, M., Marelli, A., Anderson, J., Baker-Smith, C., Diab, K. A., & Tsuda, T. (2017). Development of Quality Metrics in Ambulatory Pediatric Cardiology. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 69(5), 541-555. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2016.11.043

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  • Tsuda, T., & Fitzgerald, K. K. (2017). Dystrophic cardiomyopathy: Complex pathobiological processes to generate clinical phenotype. Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease, 4(3). doi:10.3390/jcdd4030014

  • Khan, S. A., Dong, H., Joyce, J., Sasaki, T., Chu, M.-L., & Tsuda, T. (2016). Fibulin-2 is essential for angiotensin II-induced myocardial fibrosis mediated by transforming growth factor (TGF)-B. Laboratory Investigation, 96(7), 773-783. doi:10.1038/labinvest.2016.52

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  • Tsuda, T., Bhat, A. M., Robinson, B. W., Baffa, J. M., & Radtke, W. (2015). Coronary artery problems late after arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries. Circulation Journal, 79(11), 2372-2379. doi:10.1253/circj.CJ-15-0485

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  • Paloschi, V., Gadin, J. R., Khan, S., Bjorck, H. M., Du, L., Maleki, S., & Eriksson, P. (2015). Aneurysm development in patients with a bicuspid aortic valve is not associated with transforming growth factor-B activation. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 35(4), 973-980. doi:10.1161/ATVBAHA.114.304996

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  • Tsuda, T., Fitzgerald, K., Scavena, M., Gidding, S., Cox, M. O., Marks, H., & Moore, S. A. (2015). Early-progressive dilated cardiomyopathy in a family with Becker muscular dystrophy related to a novel frameshift mutation in the dystrophin gene exon 27. Journal of Human Genetics, 60(3), 151-155. doi:10.1038/jhg.2014.112

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