Aoy Tomita-Mitchell

Aoy Tomita-Mitchell, PhD

Children’s Wisconsin since 2006
  • Investigator, Children's Research Institute
  • Professor, Pediatric Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin




  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Research interests

  • Cell and developmental biology
  • Fetal concerns/prematurity diseases
  • Genetic diseases/genomics
  • Heart disease
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Solid organ transplantation

Study interests

  • Development and utilization of high-throughput methodologies for identifying inherited risk factors
  • Genetic and molecular etiology of congenital heart disease
  • Mutation detection technologies


  • Doctorate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 2000; postdoctoral fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 2000
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2004

Areas of Interest

  • Research faculty
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Education and Awards



  • Wisconsin Inno's "50 on Fire," 2018
  • USA Olympic Intercollegiate Engineering Design competition, first place, Denver, 1993
  • Ida Green Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1994
  • Poitras Biomedical Engineering/Biophysics Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1998
  • Aspen Cancer Conference Fellow, Colo., 1999
  • The Business Journal's "Forty under 40," 2009

Research and publications


  • Lymphoproliferative Disorders in Primary Immunodeficiencies, National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (NCI), co-investigator (5%), 1/11/11 - 12/31/12
  • Inflammation and Infection in Acquired and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, role, key/senior personnel and mentor, 2/1/09 - 1/31/14
  • Formative Project within the Pilot Phase of the NCS, The National Children's Study - Vanguard Center; role, lead site investigator, Waukesha County Vanguard Site, MCW subaward, 4/1/11 - 3/31/12