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Brandon Togioka, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine


Dr. Brandon Togioka grew up in Oregon and completed his undergraduate training in the Oregon State University Honors College where he majored in Bioengineering.  He flew across the country to Baltimore, Maryland, where he completed medical school, residency in anesthesiology, and an obstetric anesthesia fellowship at Johns Hopkins University.  Dr. Togioka is the Vice Chair of Clinical Research for the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at OHSU.  He specializes in the design, implementation, and analysis of clinical trials.  He has served as the principal investigator for multiple industry and foundation supported outcomes studies involving chloroprocaine and sugammadex (a novel agent for reversal of neuromuscular blockade).   Dr. Togioka is also very interested in healthcare disparities.  His article on eliminating disparities related to labor pain management in Hispanic parturients was chosen for the cover of the October 2019 issue of Anesthesiology.  His research showed that education can increase epidural use among Hispanic women and reduce misconceptions regarding epidural analgesia in both Hispanic and non-Hispanic women.  Dr. Togioka’s clinical duties focus on the care of high risk parturients.   Dr. Togioka was elected to the Association of University Anesthesiologists, is active in the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) and the Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group (MPOG) Committee on Obstetric Anesthesia, and was an inaugural member of the Oregon Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Committee.  He has been recognized by Portland Monthly as a top doctor of Anesthesiology numerous times. 

Education and training

    • B.S., 2003, Oregon State University
    • M.D., 2007, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Residency

    • Internal medicine internship, The Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital, 2008
  • Fellowship

    • Obstetric anesthesiology, The Johns Hopkins University, 2012
  • Certifications

    • The American Board of Anesthesiology, 2012

Memberships and associations:

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists


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