Taro Yokoyama, MD, PhD, is board certified in both General and Thoracic surgery. He received his medical degree from Okayama University Medical School in Japan. Following his internship at Okayama Saiseikai Hospital he completed his General and Cardiovascular/Thoracic residency at Okayama University Hospital. While serving his residencies, Dr. Yokoyama also wrote his doctorate and received his PhD in Physiology. In addition, Dr. Yokoyama received a fellowship in Cardiovascular surgical research at Georgetown University Medical Center. A two-year clinical fellowship was completed at the USC School of Medicine and St. Vincent Medical Center.

Dr. Yokoyama's clinical areas of expertise include adult Cardiac, General Thoracic, Adult Congenital and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Yokoyama has published more than forty articles on a variety of topics; his work has appeared in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and other distinguished journals and books. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the American College of Cardiology, the Los Angeles County Medical Association, and the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, the Western Thoracic Surgical Association, the International Society for Heart Transplantation, and the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. Dr. Yokoyama speaks Japanese.

Dr. Yokoyama is a member of the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Staff providing care in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery.

Medical School
  • Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Okayama University Medical School, Japan
  • UPMC McKeesport Hospital, McKeesport, PA
  • Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Okayama University Medical School, Japan
  • LAC - USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • English
  • Japanese


Pacific Cardiothoracic Surgery Group
201 S. Alvarado Street
Suite 702
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 639-2200
(213) 368-7739


  • Cardiovascular Surgery (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Pediatrics
  • Organ Transplantation


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna HMO Plan
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Aetna Senior HMO Plan
  • Affiliated Health Funds PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Calif. Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plus POS
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Community Care Network PPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC HMO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield HMO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net HMO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • Covered CA LA Care HMO
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Foundation Health Plan PPO/EPO/POS
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) PPO, POS
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Interplan PPO/ EPO
  • LA Foundation Medical Care PPO/ EPO
  • MCS Patient Centered HC PPO
  • Medi-Cal (Straight)
  • Medi-Cal Anthem (BC) HMO
  • Medi-Cal Health Net HMO
  • Medi-Cal L.A. Care HMO
  • Medi-Cal Molina HMO
  • Medi-Cal/L.A. Care/Care 1st HMO
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Motion Picture Health/Writers Guild
  • Pacific Health Alliance PPO/ POS
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • Prudential Healthcare
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons POS
  • Secure Horizons Senior/UHC HMO
  • TriCare HMO
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
  • Universal Health Network PPO
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • Workers Compensation
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Accountable IPA
  • Axminister Medical Group/IPA
  • Caremore Medical Group
  • Facey Medical Group
  • HealthCare Partners Medical Group
  • Lakeside Community Healthcare
  • Motion Picture
  • Preferred IPA
  • Primary Care Associates Medical Grp
  • Regal Medical Group