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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
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Faculty Appointments
2012 - present  
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
1995 - 1998 Staff Surgeon in General Surgery, Okinawa Yaeyama Hospital
Okinawa, Japan
2000 - 2004 Staff Surgeon in Cardiovascular Surgery, Okinawa Chubu Hospital
Okinawa, Japan
2004 - 2005  Senior Staff Surgeon in Cardiovascular Surgery, Okinawa Chubu Hospital
Okinawa, Japan
2010 - 2012 Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Clinical Practice/Attending Surgeon
Mercy Medical Center
Mason City, IA
2012 - present  Health System Clinician, Department of Surgery
Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2012 - present  Clinical Associate, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1987 - 1991 M.D., Faculty of Medicine
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2007 - 2009 M.S., Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health
University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
1991 - 1992 Clinical Rotation Internship
Okinawa Chubu Hospital, Okinawa, Japan
1992 - 1994 Residency in General Surgery
Okinawa Chubu Hospital, Okinawa, Japan
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
2005 - 2006 Cardiovascular Surgery Clinical Fellowship, Section of Cardiac Surgery
Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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
2009 Heart Ware HVAD Training
2010  Syncardia CardioWest Training
2010  Thoratec PVAD Training
2010  Thoratec Heart Mate 2 Training
National/International Societies
1992 - present   Japan Surgical Society
1992 - 2009 Japanese Association for Emergency Medicine
1992 - present Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery
1992 - 2009 Japanese Association for Ultrasound Medicine
1992 - 2009 Japanese Society for the Surgery of Trauma
1992 - 1995 Okinawa Medical Association
2002 - 2009 Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine
2002 - present Japanese Society for Vascular Surgery
2002 - present Japanese Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
2005 - present American Heart Association
2005 - present International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
2012 - present Society of Thoracic Surgeons
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. Suzuki Y, Parekh KR, Calcaterra D, Ghanamah M, Firchau D, Sigurdsson G, Thomas K, Weiss RM.  Hemoptysis after left ventricular aneurysmectomy: A challenge in diagnosis and utility of computed tomography. Circulation 2012 (in press)
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.
Editorials, Chapters, Case Reports & Participation in Committee Reports
  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, __-__.

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