Toshinobu Kazui, MD, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery
Interim Division Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Toshinobu Kazui, a clinical associate professor with the Department of Surgery Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, joined the University of Arizona 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 premier 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 and surgical and imaging technologies to improve perioperative cardiac function.

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  • PhD: Iwate Medical University School of Medicine, 2006
  • MD: Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, 1999
Memorial Heart Center, Iwate Medical University
Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 2012-2014