Dr. Kawase was recruited from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School to join the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine.
Prior to coming to Mount Sinai, Dr. Kawase was a research fellow of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He was director of operations of the Cardiology Laboratory of Integrative Physiology & Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his medical degree from Gifu University School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan, and trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Gifu University School of Medicine. He also trained as an interventional cardiologist at National Toyohashi Higashi Hospital, Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan, and Toyohashi Heart Center, Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan. Dr. Kawase is focused on large animal models of arrhythmia caused by ischemic cardiomyopathy.