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Yoshihisa Morita, BM

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

Assistant Professor


UMMC, S11C00

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-9837

Phone (Secondary):

(410) 328-9813


(410) 328-5531

Education and Training


1997 – 2003    Faculty of Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan


Post Graduate Education and Training    

2005 – 2007    Intern, Department of General Surgery, Osaki Citizen Hospital, Japan

2007 – 2009    Resident, Department of Anesthesiology, Teikyo University Hospital, Japan

2009 – 2009    Clinical Instructor, Department of Anesthesiology, Teikyo University Hospital, Japan  

2009 – 2010    Intern, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

2011 – 2012    Clinical Fellow, Division of Solid Organ Transplant Anesthesia, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami

2012 – 2013    Clinical Fellow, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center                             

2013 – 2016    Resident, Department of Anesthesiology, Indiana University

Highlighted Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  1. Kinoshita H, Morita Y. Is Remote Ischemic Preconditioning on Cardiovascular Surgery a Benefit in Clinical Anesthesia?. Anesth Analg. 129(6), e202-e203. PMID: 31743209. 2019
  2. Krebs R, Morita Y. Inhaled Pulmonary Vasodilators and Thoracic Organ Transplantation: Does Evidence Support Its Use and Cost Benefit?. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1089253219870636. PMID: 31451092. 2019
  3. Morita Y, Strauss E, Tanaka KA. Low ACT After High-Dose Heparin: Is Hemodilution Best Option to Pass by Syclla and Charybdis?. A A Pract. 13(12), 479. PMID: 31633487. 2019
  4. Tanaka KA, Mondal S, Morita Y, Williams B, Strauss ER, Cicardi M. Perioperative Management of Patients With Hereditary Angioedema With Special Considerations for Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Anesth Analg. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004710. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 32102012. 2020
  5. Acho C, Morita Y, Fernandez V, Safwan M, Galusca D, Aboujoud M, Yoshida A, El-Bashir J, Nagai S. Immediate Post-Operative Extubation Decreases Pulmonary Complications in Liver Transplant Patients. Transplantation. DOI: 10.1097/TP.0000000000003450. 2020

Additional Publication Citations

 Book Chapters

  1. Yoshihisa Morita, Shun Kohsaka. Perioperative Management of Hypertensive Emergency (Article in Japanese) Intensivists. 2014.
  2. Yoshihisa Morita, Shun Kohsaka. Perioperative Beta-Blocker: Comparison between Japan and U.S. (Article in Japanese) Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care. 2013 vol 25.

Clinical Specialty Details

Board certified anesthesiologist

Additional board certification in the sub-specialty of perioperative transesophageal echocardiography

Clinical and research focus are in the area of perioperative pulmonary hypertension, echocardiographic image quality

Grants and Contracts

Submitted:  (PI)
Awarded:    Newly Designed Transesophageal Echocardiography Probe Cover
University of Michigan Newly Designed Transesophageal Echocardiography Probe Cover to Improve Image Quality - This grant is a research grant to support future commercialization of Newly Designed Transesophageal Echocardiography Probe Cover to Improve Image Quality. Provisional patent was submitted for this property and Henry Ford Intellectual Property Department is submitting patent shortly. Patent Corporation Treaty Application filed by Henry Ford Intellectual Property on June 26, 2019.
Award Total: $18,915.00

Professional Activity

2011                Diplomate, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
2012                Member, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA)
2016                Member, International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)
2016                Member, Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists (MSA)
2018                Member, Society for the Advancement of Transplant  
2011-present    Member, Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists                                            Anesthesia (SATA)