Staff and specialities

Professor:  Hirotoshi KITAGAWA
   Cardiac Anesthesia, Cardiac physiology
Associate Professor:  Sei FUKUI
   Pain Medicine
Associate Professor:  Tomoyoshi SETO
   Anesthetic Mechanisms
Associate Professor:  Kan TAKAHASHI
   Intensive care medicine
Assistant Professor:  Shuichi IMAI
Assistant Professor:  Akiko KUZUKAWA
Assistant Professor:  Kaoru MATSUNAMI
Assistant Professor:  Narihito IWASHITA
Assistant Professor:  Yasuhiko IMASHUKU
Assistant Professor:  Kazuhito NITTA
Assistant Professor:  Noriko TAKEBAYASHI
Assistant Professor:  Kaori TARUI
Assistant Professor:  Akiko KOJIMA
Assistant Professor:  Yutaka FUKUSHIMA
Assistant Professor:  Takashi CHIHARA
Assistant Professor:  Yuko ISHIKAWA
Assistant Professor:  Mayumi YUASA
Assistant Professor:  Hiromi UENO
Assistant Professor:  Susumu HIRAOKA

Outline of the department

The Department of Anesthesiology carries out the following:
Patient assessments and consultations in preparation for administration of anesthetics.
Anesthetic services in operating rooms.

Pain clinic of cancer pain, chronic pain with interventional pain management, pharmacoligic management,oriental method and inter- disciplinary conference.

The department's main research projects are in the fields of :

1)  Cardiac Physiology:
A; Investigation of effects of hypothermia and general anesthetic on cardiac sympathetic nerve terminal functions using cardiac microdialysis technique.
B; In vivo and in vitro investigation of cardioprotective effects of volatile anesthetics against ischemia/reperfusion injury using microdialysis technique, intracellular calcium imaging and patch-clamp method.

2) Pain Medicine:
A; Investigations of effects of chronic pain on brain neural function are being carried out using proton magneticresonance spectroscopy(1H-MRS) and voxel-based morphometry(VBM).
B; Investigations of clinical effects of pulsed radiofrequency on chronic pain are being carried  out using various PRF parameters.

3) Anesthetic Mechanisms at the level of molecular interactions between an anesthetic and its binding site using NMR and simulation.