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Yoshikazu Suzuki, M.D., M.S.
Cardiovascular Surgery

 
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Administrative/Clinical Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
6th Floor Silverstein Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Administrative Assistant: Julianne Davis
Phone: 215-615-6582

yoshikazu.suzuki@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Suzuki is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery with the division of Cardiovascular Surgery.

 
Faculty Appointments
07/2013 - present

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 
2009 - 2012 Clinical Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Iowa Carver School of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
07/2012 - present

Attending Surgeon (first assist)
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

   
07/2012 - 06/2013 Clinical Associate, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2012 - present  Health System Clinician, Department of Surgery
Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2010 - 2012 Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Clinical Practice/Attending Surgeon
Mercy Medical Center, Mason City, Iowa
 
2004 - 2005 

Senior Staff Surgeon in Cardiovascular Surgery
Okinawa Chubu Hospital, Okinawa, Japan

 
2000 - 2004 Staff Surgeon in Cardiovascular Surgery
Okinawa Chubu Hospital, Okinawa, Japan
 
1995 - 1998 Staff Surgeon in General Surgery
Okinawa Yaeyama Hospital, Okinawa, Japan
 
Education/Training
2007 - 2009 MS, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health
University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School
Ann Arbor, Michigan
 
1987 - 1991 MD, Faculty of Medicine
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2010  Thoratec Heart Mate 2 Training
 
2010  Thoratec PVAD Training
 
2010  Syncardia CardioWest Training
 
2009 Heart Ware HVAD Training
 
2006 - 2008 VAD and Heart Transplant Surgery Clinical Fellowship
Thoratec Corp./Section of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
 
2005 - 2006 Cardiovascular Surgery Clinical Fellowship, Section of Cardiac Surgery
Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, Michigan
 
1998 - 2000 Clinical Training in Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and General Thoracic Surgery
Section of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan
 
1992 - 1994 Residency in General Surgery
Okinawa Chubu Hospital, Okinawa, Japan
 
1991 - 1992 Clinical Rotation Internship
Okinawa Chubu Hospital, Okinawa, Japan
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National/International Societies
2012 - present Society of Thoracic Surgeons
 
2005 - present International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
 
2005 - present American Heart Association
 
2002 - present Japanese Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
 
2002 - present Japanese Society for Vascular Surgery
 
2002 - 2009 Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine
 
1992 - 1995 Okinawa Medical Association
 
1992 - 2009 Japanese Society for the Surgery of Trauma
 
1992 - 2009 Japanese Association for Ultrasound Medicine
 
1992 - present Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery
 
1992 - 2009 Japanese Association for Emergency Medicine
 
1992 - present  Japan Surgical Society
 
Research
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publications
 
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
  1. Matsushima K, Suzuki Y. Transverse colon volvulus and associated Chilaiditi's syndrome.  American Journal of Surgery 2006 Aug.; 192(2):203-204.
  2. Haft JW, Suzuki Y, Aaronson KD, Dyke DB, Wright S, Poirier VL, Pagani FD. Identification of device malfunction in patients supported with the Heartmate XVE left ventricular assist system. ASAIO Journal 2007 May/June; 53(3):298-303.
  3. Patel HJ, Williams DM, Dasika NL, Suzuki Y, Deeb GM. Operative delay for peripheral malperfusion syndrome in acute type A aortic dissection: A long term analysis. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 2008 June; 135(6):1288-1295.
  4. Suzuki Y, Pagani F, Bolling SF.  Left thoracotomy for multiple-time redo mitral valve surgery using on-pump beating heart technique.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2008 Aug.; 86(2):466-471.
  5. Hashimi S, Bashir M, Suzuki Y, Calcaterra D.  Anterior chest ecchymosis from complicated descending thoracic aortic aneurysm.  European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 Dec.; 40(6):1545. [Epub 2011 May 11.]
  6. Calcaterra D, Karam K, Suzuki Y. Computed tomography findings in a patient with fungal aortitis: acute aortic syndrome secondary to fusariosis. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2013 Jul; 17(1):171-2.
  7. Cantu E, Lederer DJ, Meyer K, Milewski K, Suzuki Y, Shah RJ, Diamond JM, Meyer NJ, Tobias JW, Baldwin DA, Van Deerlin VM, Olthoff KM, Shaked A, Christie JD; for the CTOT Investigators. Gene set enrichment analysis identifies key innate immune pathways in primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation. Am J Transplant 2013 Jul; 13(7):1898-904.
  8. Cantu E, Suzuki Y, Diamond JM, Ellis J, Shah R, MeyerNJ, Lederer DJ, Kawut SM, Palmer SM, Lama VN, Bhorade S, Crespo M, Demissie E, Wille K, Orens J, Shah PD, Weinacker A, Weill D, Arcasoy S, Wilkes D, Roe D, Ware LB, Deutschman CS, Feng R, Christie JD for the Lung Transplant Outcomes Group. Protein quantitative trait loci analysis identifies genetic variation in the innate immune regulator TOLLIP in post lung transplant primary graft dysfunction risk. Am J Transplant 2014 Accepted.
  9. Cantu E, Shah RJ, Lin W, Daye ZJ, Diamond JM, Suzuki Y, Ellis JH, Borders CF, Andah GA, Meyer NJ, Feng R, Ruschefski M, Aplenc R, Christie JD for the Lung Transplant Outcomes Group Investigators. Oxidant stress regulatory genetic variation in recipients and donors contributes to risk of primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014 April under review.
  10. Suzuki Y, Tiwari JL, Lee J, Diamond JM, Blumenthal NP, Carney K, Borders C, Strain J, Alburger GW, Jackson D, Timar J, Berg J, Hasz RD, Cantu E. Should we reconsider lung transplantation through uncontrolled donation after circulatory death? Am J Transplant 2014 Apr;14(4);966-71.
Reviews in Peer Reviewed Research Publications
  1. Suzuki Y, Cantu E, Christie JD. Primary graft dysfunction. Semin Respir Crit Care Med 2013 Jun;34(3):305-19.
  2. Chaney J, Suzuki Y, Cantu E, van Berkel V. Lung Donor Selection Criteria. J Thorac Dis 2014 Aug;6(8):1032-8.
Research Publications, Non-Peer Reviewed
  1. Suzuki Y, Mototake H, Tengan T, Henzan E. A case of aortic valve replacement for MRSA endocarditis following MRSA empyema and meningitis recovering from massive intraperitoneal bleeding and moribund shock due to traumatic mesenteric rupture. Okinawa Medical Journal 1994; 32(1):52-54.
  2. Suzuki Y, Mototake H, Tengan T, Henzan E. A case of rectal muscle flap coverage for MRSA mediastinitis.  Okinawa Medical Journal 1994; 32(2):120-122.
  3. Suzuki Y, Endo K.  Prophylactic antibiotic use for surgical site infection. Pharma Medica 2001; 19(5):23-32.
  4. Suzuki Y, Mototake H, Tengan T, Henzan E. A case of successful percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty for critical aortic stenosis in neonate.  Okinawa Medical Journa1 2002; 41(2):20-22.
Abstracts (Last 3 Years)
  1. Suzuki Y, Weiss RM. Ruptured aortic root dissection after aortic valve replacement. Oral presentation at Valves in the Heart of Big Apple VII: Evaluation & Management of Valvular Heart Diseases 2012, Fourth Annual Joint Scientific Meeting of the Heart Valve Society of America and Society for Heart valve Disease, New York, NY, Apr. 13, 2012.
  2. Suzuki Y, Weiss RM. Mitral valve perforation by “banging mechanism” of isolated aortic valve vegetation. Oral presentation Valves in the Heart of Big Apple VII: Evaluation & Management of Valvular Heart Diseases 2012, Fourth Annual Joint Scientific Meeting of the Heart Valve Society of America and Society for Heart valve Disease, New York, NY, Apr. 13, 2012.
  3. Suzuki Y, Vallabhajosyula P, Szeto WY, Komlo C, McGrath J, Lazar S, Bavaria JE. Single institution experience with valve-sparing root reimplantation: raphed bicuspid aortic valve versus tricuspid aortic valve patients. Selected as the best abstract and presentation in the session. Oral Presentation Session 8 “Aortic Valve 1”: The 21st Annual Meeting of the Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Kobe, Japan, April 6, 2013.
  4. Suzuki Y, Cantu E, Christie JD, et al. Plasma PAI-1 used as a quantitative trait implicates the innate immune regulator TOLLIP in post lung transplant primary graft dysfunction risk. Oral presentation at Concurrent Session 9: Lung 1: Transplantation – Bench to Bedside, International Society of Heart Lung Transplantation 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Canada, Apr 25, 2013.
  5. Suzuki Y, Cantu E, Christie JD, et al. Gene set enrichment analysis of bronchial alveolar lavage fluid identifies key innate immune pathways in primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation. Oral presentation at Concurrent Session 15: Lung 2: Primary Graft Dysfunction, International Society of Heart Lung Transplantation 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Canada, Apr 25, 2013.
  6. Suzuki Y. Successful cardiac donation after cocaine induced acute myocardial infarction and multiple organ failure. Poster presentation. Adult Cardiac 35; Mechanical Circulatory Assist, Artificial Heart, Heart Transplantation PA-198, The 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery, Sendai, Japan, October 19, 2013.
Books, Editorials, Chapters, Case Reports & Participation in Committee Report
  1. Suzuki Y. Cardiac and general thoracic surgery training in the U.S.A. Chap. 3 in Ashimine K (ed.): Doctors Who Crossed Over the Pacific. Tokyo: Igakushoin Publisher, 2003, 50-62.
  2. Suzuki Y, Spoor MT, Bolling SF. Mitral valve repair. In Raman J (ed.): Management of Heart Failure, Vol. 2: Surgical Management of Heart Failure. New York: Springer, 2008, 161-180.
  3. Suzuki Y, Pagani FD. Cardiac allograft procurement and preservation. In Toledo-Pereyra LH (ed.): Organ Preservation for Transplantation, 3rd Edition. New York: Springer/ Kluwer Academic Publishers/ Chapman and Hall, 2010, 185-213.
  4. Suzuki Y. Blunt traumatic aortic transection. In Edward Cantu and Joseph W. Turek (ed.): Case-Based Review of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Pennsylvania: Fox & Locke Publishing, Inc. 2013, 241-252.
 
Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies
09/07-06/09 The Ninth Cohort, NIH K-30 Award Training Program in Clinical Research at the University of Michigan (leading to a Master of Science degree of the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School, in the thirteenth cohort of On Job/On Campus Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis Program in the Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health)
 
07/07-06/08 2007 Thoratec Corp. VAD and Heart Transplant Surgery Clinical Fellowship Award
 
07/06-06/07 2006 Thoratec Corp. VAD and Heart Transplant Surgery Clinical Fellowship Award
 
07/98-06/00 Two-Year Clinical Training Scholarship Award, Okinawa Prefecture Government, Japan
 
05/95-06/98 Services in Okinawa Yaeyama Hospital (central hospital in isolated remote islands area designated by Ministry of Health & Welfare, Japan)

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