Dr. Shudo is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford. Prior to this, he earned his MD and PhD from Osaka University and he completed postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and at Stanford University. His laboratory currently focuses on tissue engineered stem cell sheet biology as well as advanced imaging and analysis of the ventricular, annular, and leaflet alterations in complex mitral valve surgery. The hope is that this research can be successfully translated to the clinical arena to positively impact progression to heart failure following myocardial infarction. He is an author on over 70 peer-reviewed scientific publications. His clinical focus is on the surgical treatment for end-stage heart failure, with a particular emphasis on the outcome of mechanical circulatory system (MCS) and ventricular assist device (VAD) as well as orthotopic heart transplant.