Toshinobu Kazui, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Surgery - (Clinical Scholar Track)

Toshinobu Kazui, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Surgery - (Clinical Scholar Track)

Dr. Kazui joined the UA after completing an advanced fellowship with a focus on heart failure, heart transplant, ventricular assist devices and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) procedure at Washington University in St. Louis/ Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the premiere institution in the United States for the volume of ventricular assist device surgeries, heart transplants and (ECMO) procedures during his 2012-2014 tenure there.

Dr. Kazui received his medical degree from Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine and his PhD from Iwate Medical University in Japan. He completed his residency training at Memorial Heart Center, Iwate Medical University, where he also served as assistant professor of cardiovascular surgery. He also earned multiple national and regional grants and awards in his research activities which focus on translational advanced heart disease surgical and imaging technologies to improve perioperative cardiac function.

Research Interests: 
  • Cardiac function analysis
  • Impact of atrial fibillation on cardiac function
  • Treatment of heart failure
Degrees
  • MD: Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, 1999
  • PhD: Iwate Medical University School of Medicine, 2006
Residency
  • Memorial Heart Center, Iwate Medical University
Fellowship
  • Washington University in St. Louis/ Barnes-Jewish Hospital.