Dr. Satoru (Ray) Fujii
Dr. Satoru (Ray) Fujii obtained his MD at Kanazawa University School of Medicine and obtained his Ph.D at Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Sciences. He obtained a certificate from the Japanese Board of Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (JBPOT) and passed the National Board of Echocardiography Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography exam in 2012. His clinical training includes more than 2 years of transthoracic echocardiography in an echo lab at Kanazawa University.
After his initial training, he obtained a specialist certificate from the Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists, and subsequently, obtained a sub-specialist certificate from the Japanese Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. He was involved in animal experiments at Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Sciences for 4 years before starting his career as a clinical researcher at LHSC as a clinical fellow. Fortunately, he came across wonderful mentors who gave him plenty of research opportunities.
During his 2-year cardiac fellowship, he published case reports, a review paper, original research and a book chapter and he was recruited to be a reviewer for Minerva Anestesiologica in 2017. He also enrolled in a Masters of Science in Surgery program during his second year as a fellow. He will continue to seek his career as a clinical researcher as a faculty member and engage in education for fellows and residents.
Fujii S, Bainbridge D. Vasoplegia in Cardiac Surgery: Pave the Way for Prevention. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Jul 30. pii: S1053-0770(19)30778-5. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2019.07.137. [Epub ahead of print].
Fujii S. Transversus thoracis muscle plane block and alternative techniques. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2019 Jul.
Fujii S. Ultrasound-guided cannulation: from its inception to future use. Minerva Anestesiol. 2019 Jul;.
Fujii S, Bairagi R, Roche M, Zhou JR. Transversus Thoracis Muscle Plane Block. Biomed Res Int. 2019;2019:1716365.
Fujii S, Roche M, Jones PM, Vissa D, Bainbridge D, Zhou JR. Transversus thoracis muscle plane block in cardiac surgery: a pilot feasibility study. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2019 Mar 21. pii: rapm-2018-100178. doi.1136/rapm-2018-100178. [Epub ahead of print].
Gottschalk BH, Fujii S, Grant A, Iglesias I, Chu MWA. Minimally Invasive Periareolar Approach to Cor Triatriatum Repair. Innovations (Phila). 2018 Nov/Dec;13(6):445-447. doi: 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000565.
Fujii S, Zhou RJ. Seeking an answer to an unanswered question: gas or drip? Minerva Anestesiol. 2018 Nov;84(11):1240-1242. doi: 10.23736/S0375-9393.18.13050-1. Epub 2018 Jun 29.
Fujii S, Tugaleava E, Chu MWA, Bainbridge D. A curious case of blood-culture-negative infective endocarditis. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 Feb; 32(1):e3-e5. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2017.04.031. Epub 2017 Apr 19. No abstract available.
Ginty OK, Moore JM, Xu Y, Xia W, Fujii S, Bainbridge D, Peters TM, Kiaii BB, Chu MWA. Dynamic Patient-Specific Three-Dimensional Simulation of Mitral Repair: Can We Practice Mitral Repair Preoperatively? Innovations (Phila). 2018 Jan/Feb; 13(1):11-22. doi: 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000463.
Fujii S, Zhou JR, Dhir A. Anesthesia for Cardiac Ablation. J Cardiothoracic Vasc Anesth. 2018 Aug; 32(4): 1892-1910. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2017.12.039. Epub 2017 Dec 23. Review.
Gottschalk BH, Fujii S, Jones PM, Chu MWA. Atypical Chest Pain and a Blood Blister: More Than Meets the Eye. Can J Cardiol. 2017 Sep;33(9):1206.e8.doi:10.1016/j.cjca.2017.06.015. Epub 2017 Jul 8. No abstract available.
Fujii S, Vissa D, Ganapathy S, Johnson M, Zhou J. Transversus Thoraic Muscle Plane Block on a Cadaver With History of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2017 Jul/Aug;42(4):535-537. Doi: 10.1097/AAP.0000000000000607. No abstract available.
Fujii S, Jones PM. A technique for optimizing ultrasonography-guided radial arterial catheter insertion. Can J Anaesth. 2017 Jun;64(6):683-684. doi: 10.1007/s12630-017-0850-z. Epub 2017 Feb 27. No abstract available.