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Izumi Harukuni M.D.

    • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine School of Medicine

Dr. Harukuni specializes in providing anesthesia care to adults in different type of surgeries, especially with the patients with heart disease for open heart surgeries and other types of surgeries. She has training and experience in caring of the adult patients with congenital heart disease. She carries the board certification for Perioperative transesophageal echocardiography to support anesthesia care in complex heart physiology. 


In her spare time, Dr. Harukuni enjoys traveling, golfing, and skiing to stay fit and active. She also serves as a board member of a local figure skating club to support development of young athletes.

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  • M.D., University of Tsukuba 1998
  • Residency:

    • 1994, University of Tsukuba School of Medicine, Japan
  • Fellowship:

    • Cardiac anesthesia, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore


  • "Intravenous basic fibroblast growth factor does not ameliorate brain injury resulting from transient focal ischemia in cats" Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology July 1998
  • "Effective doses of epidural morphine for relief of postcholecystectomy pain" Anesthesia and Analgesia  1991
  • "Cerebral resuscitation" Journal of Anesthesia  2002
  • "Effect of AR-R 17477, a potent neuronal nitric oxide synthase inhibitor, on infarction volume resulting from permanent focal ischemia in rats" Critical Care Medicine  1999
  • "Mechanisms of brain injury after global cerebral ischemia" Neurologic Clinics February 2006
  • "Deleterious effect of β-estradiol in a rat model of transient forebrain ischemia" Brain Research May 4 2001
  • "Pharmacokinetics of epidural fentanyl [19]" Anesthesia and Analgesia  1996
  • "Lumbar epidural anaesthesia prevented prostaglandin E1 - induced diuretic effect in enflurane anaesthetized patients" Canadian Anaesthetists Society Journal July 1993
  • "The comparison of epidural fentanyl, epidural lidocaine, and intravenous fentanyl in patients undergoing gastrectomy" Anesthesia and Analgesia  1995
  • "Anaphylactic shock with ventricular fibrillation induced by chlorhexidine" Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology  1992
  • "Anesthetic considerations for electrophysiologic procedures" Anesthesiology Clinics June 2013
  • "Oxotremorine-induced cerebral hyperemia does not predict infarction volume in spontaneously hypertensive or stroke-prone rats" Critical Care Medicine  2000
  • "Hypertonic saline worsens infarct volume after transient focal ischemia in rats" Stroke July 2000
  • "Coronary artery spasm with ventricular tachycardia after administration of methoxamine during cervical epidural anesthesia - A case report" Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica  1993
  • "Selective inhibition of NAALADase, which converts NAAG to glutamate, reduces ischemic brain injury" Nature Medicine December 1999
  • "Effects of epidural clonidine to lidocaine solution upon the requirements of sedatives during epidural anesthesia" Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology  1991
  • "Culture of the irrigating fluid of the epidural space obtained during chronic epidural catheterization" Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology  1993
  • "Haemodynamic, diuretic and hormonal responses to prostaglandin E1, infusion in halothane anaesthetized dogs" Canadian Anaesthetists Society Journal May 1995
  • "Intraoperative cardiovascular collapse in an infant with Arnold-Chiari malformation" Paediatric Anaesthesia  1997
  • "Halothane minimum alveolar anesthetic concentration and neuronal nitric oxide synthase activity of the dorsal horn and the locus ceruleus in rats" Anesthesia and Analgesia October 1999
  • "Gender-linked brain injury in experimental stroke" Stroke January 1998
  • "Neuroprotection from focal ischemia by 4-phenyl-1-(4-phenylbutyl) piperidine (PPBP) is dependent on treatment duration in rats" Anesthesia and Analgesia December 1998
  • "Comparison of airway complications on tracheal extubation in deeply sevoflurane anesthetized versus awake children" Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology September 1995
  • "σ1-receptor ligand 4-phenyl-1-(4-phenylbutyl)-piperidine affords neuroprotection from focal ischemia with prolonged reperfusion" Stroke April 2000
  • "Primum non nocere"  October 13 2015
  • "Programming pacemakers and implantable cardioverterdefibrillators"  January 1 2018
  • "A prospective study of the pathophysiology of carcinoid crisis" Surgery (United States) January 1 2018
  • "Electromagnetic Interference with Protocolized Electrosurgery Dispersive Electrode Positioning in Patients with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators" Anesthesiology April 1 2019

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