Philadelphia Business Journal
Under the direction of Toyoda and Temple’s Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dr. T. Sloane Guy, the hospital has applied to the United Network for Organ Sharing to reactivate its heart, lung and heart-lung transplant programs.
Over the past eight years, Toyoda has performed more than 450 heart, lung and heart-lung transplants. He pioneered the antero-axillary approach in lung transplantation, a new minimally invasive form of surgery that avoids many complications of the standard double-lung procedure. He also helped to perform the first beating heart transplant in the United States, a technique involving ex vivo perfusion of the donated heart.