Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Kyota Fukazawa, M.D.

General Information

Kyota  Fukazawa, M.D.


  • Fax: 305-545-6501


  • English
  • Japanese


  • Anesthesiology


  • Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

Research Interests

Transplant anesthesia

Organ preservation

Ischemia reperfusion injury




Travel award - ILTS 2012


2006 Transplant Anesthesia Fellowship
University of Miami/Jackson Health System
2005 Liver and Gastrointestinal Transplant Surgery Fellowship
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


  • Fukazawa K, Nishida S, Aguina LM, Pretto EA. Central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) associated with tacrolimus (FK506) after liver transplantation. Annals of Transplantation, 2011, In Press
  • Fukazawa K. Surgery and innate immunity. Minerva Anestesiologica 2011. In press
  • Fukazawa K, Nishida S, M.D., Volsky A, Tzakis AG, Pretto EA, Body surface area index predicts outcome in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), Journal of Hepato-Biliary Pancreatic Sciences 2010, In press.
  • Fukazawa K, Pretto EA. Volume Resuscitation with Hydoxyethyl Starch (Hespan) Normalizes Hypercoagulation by TEG: A Case Series. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, 2010, In Press
  • Fukazawa K, Aguina L, Pretto EA. Internal jugular vein and central line placement. Anesthesiology, 2010 Apr;112(4):979
  • Fukazawa K, Pretto EA. Poor Outcome Following Aborted OLT due to Severe Porto-Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN). Hepato-Biliary Pancreatic Surgery, 2010 Jul;17(4):505-8
  • Fukazawa K, Pretto EA, The Use of Milrinone for Rapid Identification and Safe Management of Severe Porto-Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN) during Orthotopic Liver Transplantation (OLT): A Case Report. Clinical transplantation, 2010, In press.
  • Fukazawa K, Aguina L, Pretto EA. Internal jugular vein and central line placement. Anesthesiology. 2010 Apr;112(4):979.
  • Fukazawa K, Gologorsky E, Manmohansingh V, Nishida S, Vigoda MM, Pretto EA. Is the immediate reversal of diastolic dysfunction of cirrhotic cardiomyopathy after liver transplantation a sign of the metabolic etiology? Liver Transpl 2009;15;1417-1419.
  • Yamini D, Piraccini E., Jaque J., Fukazawa K, Pretto EA. Ischemia reperfusion Injury. Chapter 19, Molmentini E, Tzakis A (eds). Atlas of Multivisceral Transplantation, Paschalidis Medical Publications, Ltd., Athens, Greece, 2009 : 211-19
  • Fukazawa K, Nishida S, Tekin A, Maki A, Island E, Tzakis AG. Rescue of Acute Complete Portal Vein Occlusion With Doppler Ultrasound Findings after Liver Transplantation. Transplantation.85(5); 778-80, 2008
  • Fukazawa K, Midori M, Aso T, et al: A Case Report of Malignant Mesodermal Mixed Ovarian Tumor. Kanto Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 37(2),147,2000
  • Fukazawa K, Pretto EA Jr. Methylene blue (MB) during orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) has no beneficial effect on either post-reperfusion syndrome (PRS) or postoperative graft function. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci. 2010, In press.

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