Dr. Satoru (Ray) Fujii

Assistant Professor


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.


Zamper RPC, Bainbridge D, Nagpal D, Fujii S. Management of a bi-caval dual lumen cannula clot obstruction after TEE guided diagnosis: a case-report. Rev Bras Anestesiol. 2020 Feb 19. pii: S0034-7094(19)30334-4. doi: 10.1016/j.bjan.2019.12.007.

Fujii S. Transversus thoracis muscle plane block and parasternal block. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2020 Jan 20. pii: rapm-2019-101036. doi: 10.1136/rapm-2019-101036. [Epub ahead of print]

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.