Co-Director, Interventional Catheterization
Attending Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Clinical Interests

Pulmonary artery growth after stent implantation, Pediatric Interventions 


Medical School: 

John A. Burns School of Medicine


Kapiolani Women's & Childrens Medical Center; Pediatrics


Kapiolani Women's & Childrens Medical Center; Pediatrics


Childrens Hospital and Health Center; Interventional Pediatric Card. and Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Pediatric Cardiology



Pediatrics; American Board of Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology; American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships: 

Fellow of Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions 

  1. Frances C Travelli MD, Patrick M Sullivan MD, Cheryl Takao MD, Frank F Ing MD.The Valeo Stent: A Pre-mounted, Open-cell, Large Stent for Use in Small Children with Congenital Heart Disease" Cardiology in the Young. Accepted for publication Sept. 2015.
  2. Ranjit Aiyagari, MD, John F. Rhodes, MD, Peter Shrader, MA, Wolfgang A. Radtke, MD,Varsha M. Bandisode, MD, Lisa Bergersen, MD, Matthew J. Gillespie, MD, Robert G. Gray,MD, Lin T. Guey, PhD, Kevin D. Hill, MD2, Russel Hirsch, MD, Dennis W. Kim, MD, PhD,Kyong-Jin Lee, MD, Andrew N. Pelech, MD, Jeremy Ringewald, M, Cheryl Takao, MD,Julie A. Vincent, MD , Richard G. Ohye, MD for the Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Impact of Pre-Stage II Hemodynamics and Pulmonary Artery Anatomy on 12-Month Outcome in the Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial. 2014 JTCVS.
  3. Mallika Lala, Gilbert J. Burckart, Cheryl M. Takao, Vera Pravica and Jogarao V.S. Gobburu. A Genetics-based Pediatric Warfarin Dosing Regimen derived using Pharmacometric Bridging. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther 2013 Vol. 18 No. 3
  4. Kevin D. Hill1; John F. Rhodes; Ranjit Aiyagari; G. Hamilton Baker; Lisa Bergersen; Paul J. Chai; Gregory A. Fleming; J. Curt Fudge; Matthew J. Gillespie; Robert G. Gray; Russel Hirsch; Kyong-Jin Lee; Jennifer S. Li; Richard G. Ohye; Matthew E. Oster; Sara K. Pasquali; Andrew N. Pelech; Wolfgang A. K. Radtke; Cheryl M. Takao; Julie A. Vincent; Christoph P. Hornik. Intervention for Re-Coarctation in the Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial: Incidence, Risk and Outcomes. Circulation July 17, 2013, Published Online.
  5. Takao CM, El Said H, Conolly D, Hamzeh R, Ing FF. Impact of Stent Implantation on Pulmonary Artery Growth. CCI, published online March 14, 2013.
  6. Bernstein FJ, Badran S, Takao CM. Relationship of Pulmonary Artery Wedge Pressure to Left Atrial Pressure and Pulmonary Vascular Resistance in Pre-Operative Fontan patients. Pediatric Cardiology, July 2011
  7. Bar-Cohen Y, Takao CM, Wells WJ, Saxon LA, Cesario DA, Silka MJ. Novel use of a vascular plug to anchor an azygous vein ICD lead. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. January 2010. 21(1) 99-102.
  8. Dimas VV, Takao CM, Ing FF, Mattamal R, Nugent AW, Grifka RG, Mullins CE, Justino H. Outcomes of Transcatheter Occlusion of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Infants Weighing ≤6 kg. JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. December 2010. 3(12) 1295-1299. 

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