Roy M Fujitani

Professor of Surgery, Surgery
School of Medicine

Chief, Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, Surgery
School of Medicine

Vice-Chair, Surgical Education, Surgery
School of Medicine

B.S., University of Southern California, Biological Sciences


M.D., Univ of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Medicine

Phone: (714) 456-5452
Fax: (714) 456-6070
Email: rmfujita@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
UCI Med Center - Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
333 City Blvd West
Suite 1600
Mail Code: 5375
Orange, CA 92868-3298

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Research
Interests
Endovascular interventions; Aneurysmal disease; Extracranial carotid occlusive disease; Noninvasive vascular diagnostic and imaging studies; Mesenteric ischemia; Renovascular hypertension & ischemic nephropathy; Surgical critical care; Use of computer-generated virtual reality in surgical education/training
   
URLs Fujitani Academic Senate Biography
   
UC Irvine Department of Surgery
   
Academic
Distinctions
Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society
Univ of Chicago Dept of Surg “Golden Apple” Award for Teaching Excellence 1990
Wilford Hall Medical Center Dept of Surgery “Educator of the Year” Award 1993
Finalist, Wilford Hall Medical Center “Gold Headed Cane Award” 1995
UCI College of Medicine “Golden Apple” Teaching Award 1998
UCI COM “Kaiser-Permanente Award” for Excellence in Teaching 1998
UCI Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award 1998
UCI Dept of Surgery “Golden Scalpel” Teaching Award 1998
John E. Connolly Award for Outstanding Professor of Surgery 1998
Appointment - Young Surgeon Representative American College of Surgeons 1999
UCI College of Medicine Dean’s Award for Compassion 1999
UCI College of Medicine “Golden Apple” Teaching Award 2000
UCI College of Medicine “Golden Apple” Teaching Award 2001
UCI COM “Kaiser-Permanente Award” for Excellence in Teaching 2002
UCI Dept of Surgery “Golden Scalpel” Teaching Award 2002
UCI College of Medicine “Golden Apple” Teaching Award 2003
UCI COM “Kaiser-Permanente Award” for Excellence in Teaching 2003
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award 2003
UCI Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching 2003
UCI College of Medicine “Excellence in Teaching” Award 2004
UCI College of Medicine “Golden Apple” Teaching Award 2004
Charter Faculty Member Inductee – UCI Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS)2004
UCI Dept of Surgery “Golden Scalpel” Teaching Award 2005
UC Irvine School of Medicine Dean’s Scholar Award Recipient 2005-2006
UC Irvine School of Medicine Nominee - Association of American Medial Colleges (AAMC) Humanism in Medicine Award 2006
UC Irvine School of Medicine Dean’s Scholar Award Recipient 2006-2007
UCI School of Medicine “Excellence in Teaching” Award 2007
UC Irvine School of Medicine Nominee - Association of American Medial Colleges (AAMC) Humanism in Medicine Award 2007
UCI School of Medicine “Excellence in Teaching” Award 2008
UCI School of Medicine “Excellence in Teaching” Award 2009
UCI School of Medicine “Excellence in Teaching” Award 2010

President: San Antonio Vascular Surgery Society 1993-1994
President: Los Angeles Surgical Society 2005-2006
President: Southern California Vascular Surgical Society 2010-2011

Best Doctors in America (Surgery) - 2002-2014, inclusively
   
Publications BOOKS:

1. SURGERY OF THE AORTA AND ITS BRANCHES; Gewertz B.L., Brewster D.C., Cambria R.P., Fujitani R.M., Hansen K.J., Lawrence P.F., Schwartz L.B., Sicard G.A., Stanley J.C., White R.A., Whittemore A.D., Zelenock G.B. (editors), 2000; W.B. Saunders Co, Philadelphia, PA
ISBN 0-7216-7751-7.

2. YEARBOOK OF VASCULAR SURGERY 2004; Moneta G.L. (editor); Clair D.G., Fujitani R.M., Geary R.L., Kraiss LW., Liem T.K., Pomposelli F.B., Watkins M.T. (associate editors), 2004; Mosby, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
ISBN 0-323-02067-4.

BOOK CHAPTERS:

1. Fujitani R.M., White R.A.: Canine models of atherosclerosis. In White R.A. (editor), ATHEROSCLEROSIS AND ARTERIOSCLEROSIS: HUMAN PATHOLOGY AND EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL METHODS AND MODELS; CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL; pp 235-260.

2. White R.A., Kopchok G.E., White G.H., Fujitani R.M., Vlasak J.W., Murray L., Peng S.K.: Laser-assisted vascular anastomoses. In White R.A., Grundfest W.S. (editors), LASERS IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, 2ND ED, 1989; Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc., Chicago, IL; pp 148-168.

3. Fujitani R.M., Gewertz B.L.: Aneurysms of the aorta. In Conn R.B. (editor), CONN’S CURRENT DIAGNOSIS, 8TH ED, 1991; W.B. Saunders Co., Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., Philadelphia, PA; pp 510-514.

4. Fujitani R.M., Wilson S.E.: The European and Veteran's Administration randomized trials on symptomatic carotid artery stenosis. In Veith F.J. (editor), CURRENT CRITICAL PROBLEMS IN VASCULAR SURGERY, VOL. 4, 1992; Quality Medical Publishing, Inc., St. Louis, MO; pp. 449-455.

5. Wilson S.E., Fujitani R.M.: Revascularization for acute cerebral ischemic syndromes: crescendo TIAs, stroke-in-evolution, and acute stroke. In Veith F.J. (editor), CURRENT CRITICAL PROBLEMS IN VASCULAR SURGERY, VOL. 5, 1993; Quality Medical Publishing, Inc., St. Louis, MO; pp. 418-422.

6. Fujitani R.M., Cull D.L., Dawson D.L.: Vascular grafts in head and neck reconstructive surgery. In Constantino P.D., Friedman C.D. (editors), THE OTOLARYNGOLOGIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, "Soft-Tissue Augmentation and Replacement in the Head and Neck”, Vol. 27:1, 1994; W.B. Saunders Co., Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., Philadelphia, PA; pp 91-123.

7. Gewertz B.L., Desai T.R., Fujitani R.M.: Management of peripheral vascular disease. In Cassel C.K., Cohen H.J., Larson E.B., Meier D.E., Resnick N.M., Rubenstein L, and Sorensen L.B. (editors), GERIATRIC MEDICINE, 3RD ED, 1996; Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., New York, NY; pp 391-409.

8. Fujitani R.M., Mueller M.P., Gordon I.L., Wilson S.E.: Peripheral vascular disease in the elderly. In Tresch D.D., Aronow W.S. (editors), CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN THE ELDERLY PATIENT, 1998; Marcel Dekker, New York, NY; pp 639-686.

9. Mueller M.P., Kidney D., Fujitani R.M.: Endovascular treatment of aortoiliac occlusive disease. In Gewertz B.L., Brewster D.C., Cambria R.P., Fujitani R.M., Hansen K.J., Lawrence P.F., Schwartz L.B., Sicard G.A., Stanley J.C., White R.A., Whittemore A.D., Zelenock G.B. (editors), SURGERY OF THE AORTA AND ITS BRANCHES, 1999; W.B. Saunders Co, Philadelphia, PA; pp 420-430.

10. Fujitani R.M., Donayre C.E., White R.A.: Endovascular stent-grafts for abdominal aortic aneurysmorrhaphy. In Gewertz B.L., Brewster D.C., Cambria R.P., Fujitani R.M., Hansen K.J., Lawrence P.F., Schwartz L.B., Sicard G.A., Stanley J.C., White R.A., Whittemore A.D., Zelenock G.B. (editors), SURGERY OF THE AORTA AND ITS BRANCHES, 1999; W.B. Saunders Co, Philadelphia, PA; pp 447-459.

11. Fujitani R.M., Perera G.P., Gordon I.L., Wilson S.E.: Peripheral vascular disease in the elderly. In Aronow W.S., Fleg J.L. (editors), CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN THE ELDERLY PATIENT, 2004; Marcel Dekker, New York, NY; pp 707-763.

12. Nguyen T., Wilson S.E., Fujitani R.M.: Emergency vascular access. In Barros 'Sa .A.B., Andros G., Chant A.D.B. (editors), EMERGENCY VASCULAR AND ENDOVASCULAR SURGICAL PRACTICE, 2ND ED, 2005; Arnold; London, UK;

13. Lane J.S., Suding P., Fujitani R.M.: Imaging Peripheral Vasculature, Including Carotids. In Narula, J, (editor), ATLAS OF CARDIOVASCULAR COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY; 2006; Current Medicine LLC.

BOOK CHAPTERS, OTHER

1. Cull D.L., Fujitani R.M.: Diagnosis and management of peripheral vascular injuries. In MEDICAL READINESS TRAINING PROVIDER HANDBOOK,, Wilford Hall Medical Center Medical Readiness Division, Lackland AFB, TX; 1994; pp 109-113.

2. Fujitani R.M.: Noninvasive vascular diagnostic studies. In VASCULAR SURGERY RESIDENT SURVIVAL GUIDE, Wilford Hall Medical Center Vascular Surgery Division, Lackland AFB, TX; 1993; pp 55-60.
   
  PEER-REVIEWED MANUSCRIPTS

1. Kopchok G.E., Grundfest W.S., White R.A., Donayre C., Fujitani R.M., Litvack F., White G.H.,Klein S.R., Morgenstern L.: Argon laser vascular welding: the thermal component, Lasers in Medicine: Proceedings of the International Society of Optical Engineers 1986; 712:260-263.

2. White R.A., Kopchok G., Donayre C., White G.H., Fujitani R.M., Klein S.R., Crew J.:Valvulotomy in in-situ vein bypasses by angioscopy-assisted laser probe, J Surg Res 1987; 42:440-445.

3. White R.A., Kopchok G.E., Peng S.K., Fujitani R.M., White G.H., Klein S.R., Uitto J.: Laser vascular welding -- how does it work?, Ann Vas Surg 1987; 1(4): 461-464.

3a. White R.A., Kopchok G.E., Peng S.K., Fujitani R.M., White G.H., Klein S.R., Uitto J.: Soudures vasculaires par effet laser: quel mécanisme?, Ann Chir Vasc 1987; 1(4): 461-464.

4. White R.A., Kopchok G.E., Donayre C., White G.H., Lyons R., Fujitani R.M., Klein S.R., Uitto J.:Argon laser-welded arteriovenous anastomoses, J Vasc Surg 1987; 6(5): 447-453.

5. White R.A., Kopchok G.E., Donayre C., Peng S.K., Fujitani R.M., White G.H., Uitto J.: Mechanisms of tissue fusion in argon laser welded vein-artery anastomoses, Laser Surg Med 1988; 8(1): 83-89.

6. Kopchok G.E., White R.A., Grundfest W.S., Fujitani R.M., Litvack F., White G.H.: Thermal studies of in-vivo vascular tissue fusion by argon laser, J Invest Surg 1988; 1(1): 5-12.

7. Fujitani R.M., White R.A., Kopchok G.E., Peng S.K., White G.H., Klein S.R.,: Biophysical mechanisms of argon laser-assisted vascular anastomoses, Current Surg 1988; 45(2): 119-123.

8. Fujitani R.M., Nordestgaard A.G., Marcus C.S., Wilson S.E.: Perioperative suppression of platelet adherence to small-diameter polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) grafts, J Surg Res 1988; 44(4): 455-
460.

9. Fujitani R.M., White R.A., Kopchok G.E., Vlasak J., Marcus C.S., White G.H.: Comparison of Indium-111 oxine labelled platelet aggregation between suture and argon laser-assisted vascular anastomoses, J Vas Surg 1988; 8: 274-280.

10. Klein S.R., Johs S.M., Fujitani R.M., State D.: Hematuria following blunt abdominal trauma: the utility of intravenous pyelography, Arch Surg 1988; 123: 1173-1177.

11. Fujitani R.M., Johs S.M., Cobb S., Mehringer C.M., White R.A., Klein S.R.: Perioperative splenic artery occlusions an adjunct for high risk splenectomy, Am Surg 1988; 54(10): 602-608.

12. White R.A., White G.H., Vlasak J., Fujitani R.M., Kopchock G.E.: Histopathology of laser thermal angioplasty recanalizations, Laser Surg Med 1988; 8: 469-476.

13. Kopchok G.E., White R.A., Fujitani R.M., Vlasak J., White G.H., Dayhovsky L., Grundfest W.S.: CO2 and argon laser vascular welding: acute histologic and thermodynamic comparison, Laser
Surg Med 1988; 8: 584-588.

14. Fujitani R.M., White R.A., Kopchok G.E., Vlasak J., White G.H., Peng S.K.: Canine peripheral vascular arteriosclerosis following myointimal fragmentation and atherogenic diet, J Invest Surg 1988; 1: 277-287.

15. Kopchok G.E., White R.A., Fujitani R.M., White G.H.: Laser vascular welding: a comparison of thermal properties of argon and CO2 energy, Laser Surgery Characterization and Therapeutics:Proceedings of the International Society for Optical Engineers 1988; 907: 71-74.

16. Kopchok, G.E., White R.A., Fujitani R.M., White G.H., Vlasak J., Grundfest W.S.: Argon laser vascular welding; thermal and thrombogenic aspects. In Duarte F.M., (editor), Proceedings of the International Conference of Lasers ‘87, 1988; STS Press, McClean, VA; pp 1045-1047.

17. White R.A., White G.H., Fujitani R.M., Vlasak J.W., Donayre C.E., Kopchok G.E., Peng S.K.: Initial human evaluation of argon laser-assisted vascular anastomoses, J Vasc Surg 1989;

18. Vlasak J.W., Kopchok G.E., Fujitani R.M., White R.A.: Argon laser vascular fusion: venous and arterial bursting pressures. Lasers Surg Med 1989; 9(5): 478-481.

19. White R.A., Kopchok G.E., Vlasak J., Hsiang Y., Fujitani R.M., White G.H., Peng S.K.:Experimental and early clinical evaluation of vascular anastomoses with argon laser fusion and the use of absorbable guy sutures: A preliminary report, J Vasc Surg 1990; 12(4): 401-406; discussion
406-8.

20. Mills J.L., Taylor S.M., Fujitani R.M.: The retroperitoneal, left flank approach to the supraceliac aorta for difficult and repeat aortic reconstructions. Am J Surg 1991; 162(6): 638-642.

21. Taylor S.M., Mills J.L., Fujitani R.M., Robison J.G.: The influence of groin sepsis in extraanatomic bypass patency in patients with prosthetic graft infection. Ann Vasc Surg 1992; 6(1): 80-84.

21a. Taylor S.M., Mills J.L., Fujitani R.M., Robison J.G.: Influence de l'infection du triangle de Scarpaur la perméabilité des pontages extra-anatomiques pour infection prothétique. Ann Chir Vasc 1992;6(1):80-84.

22. Fujitani R.M., Gewertz B.L., Bassiouny H.B., Glasgov S., Zarins C.K.: Cryopreserved saphenous vein allogeneic homografts: an alternative conduit in lower extremity arterial reconstruction in infected fields. J Vasc Surg 1992; 15(3): 519-526.

23. Fujitani R.M., Mills J.L., Wang L.M., Taylor S.M.: The effect of unilateral internal carotid arterial occlusion upon contralateral duplex study: Criteria for accurate interpretation. J Vasc Surg 1992;
16(3):459-468.

24. Mills J. L., Fujitani R.M., Taylor S.M.: The contribution of routine intraoperative completion arteriography to early infrainguinal bypass patency. Am J Surg 1992; 164(5): 506-511.

25. Hagino R.T., Taylor S.M., Fujitani R.M., Mills J.L.: Proximal anastomotic failure following infrarenal aortic reconstruction: the late development of true aneurysms, pseudoaneurysms, and occlusive disease. Ann Vasc Surg 1993; 7(1): 8-13.

25a. Hagino R.T., Taylor S.M., Fujitani R.M., Mills J.L.: Complications tardives des anastomoses proximales après chirurgie de l'aorte sous-rénale: anévrysmes, faux-anévrysmes et sténoses Ann Chir Vasc 1993; 7(1):8-13.

26. Mills J.L., Fujitani R.M., Taylor S.M.: The characteristics and anatomic distribution of lesions causing reversed vein graft failure: a five-year prospective study. J Vasc Surg 1993; 17(1): 195-206.

27. Fujitani R.M., Mills J.L.: Basic data related to clinical decision-making in upper limb ischemia, Part 1: Large-vessel arterial occlusive disease. Ann Vasc Surg 1993; 7(1): 106-112.

28. Mills J.L., Fujitani R.M.: Basic data related to clinical decision-making: Acute and chronic upper extremity ischemia, Part 2: Small-vessel arterial occlusive disease. Ann Vasc Surg 1993; 7(2): 195-199.[PMID: 8518139]

29. Demaioribus C., Mills J.L., Fujitani R.M., Taylor S.M., Joseph A.E., Brantley S.: A re-evaluation of intra-arterial thrombolytic therapy for acute lower extremity ischemia. J Vasc Surg 1993; 17(5): 888-895 [PMID: 8487357]

30. Fujitani R.M.: Revision of the failing vein graft: outcome of secondary operations. Semin Vasc Surg "The Failing Graft: Detection and Management", 1993; 6(2): 118-129. [PMID: 8252233]

31. Fujitani R.M., Mills J.L., Taylor S.M.: The "blue toe syndrome" as a harbinger of impending infrainguinal vein graft failure: a report of three cases. Ann Vasc Surg 1993; 7(4): 330-335. [PMID:8268072]

32. Fujitani R.M., Mills J.L., Taylor S.M.: Syndrome des orteils bleus annonciateur de l'occlusion d'unpontage veineux sous-inguinal: trois observations. Ann Chir Vasc 1993; 7(4): 330-335. [PMID:8268072]

33. Taylor S.M., Fujitani R.M., Myers J.C., Mills J.L.: Combined coronary artery bypass and abdominal aortic aneurysmectomy: Appropriate management in selected patients. So Med J 1993; 86(8): 974-976. [PMID: 8351567]

34. Mills J.L., Taylor S.T., Fujitani R.M.: The role of the deep femoral artery as an inflow site for infrainguinal revascularization. J Vasc Surg 1993; 18(3):416-23. [PMID: 8377235]

35. Bomalaski M.D., Argueso L.R., Mills J.L., Fujitani R.M., Sago A.L., Joseph A.E.: Iliac vein compression syndrome: an unusual cause of varicocele. J Vasc Surg 1993; 18(6): 1064-68. [PMID:8284037]

36. Taylor S.M., Mills J.L., Fujitani R.M., McAlhany J.C., Bandyk D.F.: Does arterial inflow failure cause distal vein graft thrombosis? A prospective analysis of 450 infrainguinal vascular reconstructions. Ann Vasc Surg 1994; 8(1):92-98. [PMID: 8193005]

36a. Taylor S.M., Mills J.L., Fujitani R.M., McAlhany J.C., Bandyk D.F.: Les lésions artérielles d'amont sont-elles responsables de l'occlusion des pontages veineux distaux. Etude prospective de 450 reconstructions artérielles sous-inguinales. Ann Chir Vasc 1994; 8(1):92-98. [PMID: 8193005]

37. Taylor S.M., Mills J.L., Fujitani R.M.: The juxatarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm: a more common problem than previously realized? Arch Surg 1994; 129(7):734-37. [PMID: 8024454]

38. Hagino R.T.*, Fujitani R.M., Dawson D.L., Cull D.L., Buehrer J.L., Taylor S.M., Mills J.L.: Does infrapopliteal arterial runoff predict success for popliteal artery aneurysmorrhaphy? Am J Surg 1994; 168(6):652-658. [PMID: 7978013]

39. Mills J.L., Gahtan V., Fujitani R.M., Taylor S.M., Bandyk D.F.: The utility and durability of vein bypass grafts originating from the popliteal artery for limb salvage. Am J Surg 1994;168(6):646-51. [PMID: 7978012]

40. Lederle F.A., Wilson S.E., Johnson G.R., Littooy F.N., Acher C., Messina L.M., Reinke D.B., Ballard D.J., for the ADAM VA Cooperative Study Group [Fujitani R.M.]. Design of the abdominal aortic Aneurysm Detection and Management Study. J Vasc Surg 1994; 20:296-303.

41. Lederle F.A., Wilson S.E., Johnson G.R., Littooy F.N., Acher C.W., Messina L.M., Reinke D.B., Ballard D.J., Ansel H.J., for the ADAM VA Cooperative Study Group [Fujitani R.M.].Variability in measurement of abdominal aortic aneurysms. J Vasc Surg 1995; 21:945-952.

42. Marek J, Mills J.L., Harvich J., Cui H., Fujitani R.M.: Utility of routine carotid duplex screening in patients who have claudication. J Vasc Surg 1996; 24(4):572-579. [PMID: 8911405]

43. Fujitani R.M., Murray S.P.: Surgical methods for renal revascularization. Semin Vasc Surg, “Renal Disease and the Vascular Surgeon”, 1996; 9(3):198-217. [PMID:8893418]

44. Dawson D.L., Roseberry C.A., Fujitani R.M.: Preoperative testing before carotid endarterectomy: A survey of vascular surgeons’ attitudes. Ann Vasc Surg; 1997; 11(3):264-272.
[PMID: 9140601]

44a. Dawson D.L., Roseberry C.A., Fujitani R.M.: Quels examens complémentaires avant une endartériectomie carotidienne? Une enquête auprès de chirurgiens vasculaires. Ann Chir Vasc; 1997;
11(3):264-272. [PMID: 9140601]

45. Johnson S.P., Fujitani R.M., Leyendecker J.R., Joseph F.B.: Stent deformation and intimal hyperplasia complicating treatment of a post-carotid endarterectomy intimal flap with a Plamaz stent.rg, 1997;25(4):764-8. [PMID: 9129637]rg, 1997; 25(4):764-8. [PMID: 9129637]

46. Fujitani R.M.,: Endovascular aneurysm repair. (Epitomes of General Surgery), West J Med; 1998;168(1):35-6. [PMID: 9448488]

47. Fujitani R.M., Kafie F.E.: Strategy for screening and imaging carotid bifurcation disease. Semin Vasc Surg, 1999; 12(4):261-274. [PMID: 10651455]

48. Falanga V, Fujitani RM, Diaz C, Hunter G, Jorizzo J, Lawrence PF, Lee BY, Menzoian JO, Tretbar LL, Holloway GA, Hoballah J, Seabrook GR, McMillan DE, Wolf W. Systemic treatment of venous leg ulcers with high doses of pentoxifylline: efficacy in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial.Wound Repair Regen 1999; 7(4):208-13. [PMID: 10781212]

49. Dawson DL, Cutler BS, Hiatt WR, Hobson II RW, Martin JD, Bortey EB, Forbes WP, Strandness Jr DE, for the Claudication Treatment Study Group [Fujitani R.M.]. A comparison of cilostazol and pentoxifylline for treating intermittent claudication. Am J Med 2000; 109:523-530.

50. Connolly JE, Wilson SE, Lawrence PF, Fujitani RM. Middle aortic syndrome: distal thoracic and abdominal coarctation, a disorder of multiple etiologies. J Am Coll Surg 2002; 194(6):774-81.
[PMID: 12081068]

51. Borazjani BH, Wilson SE, Fujitani RM, Gordon IL, Mueller MP, Williams RA: Postoperative complications of carotid patching: pseudoaneurysm and infection. Ann Vasc Surg 2003; 17(2):156-161. [PMID: 12616349]

52. Glickman MH, Lawson JH, Karzman HE, Schild AF, Fujitani RM: Challenges of hemodialysis access for high risk patients: Impact of mesenteric vein bioprosthetic graft. J Vasc Access 2003;4(2):73-80. [PMID: 17642064]

53. Perreault P, Edelman MA, Baum A, Yucel EK, Weisskoff RM, Shamsi K, Mohler III ER, for Study Group [Fujitani RM]: MR Angiography with gadofosveset trisodium for peripheral vascular disease:
Phase II trial. Radiology 2003; 229: 811-820 [PMID: 14593194]

54. Perera GB, Mueller M.P., Kubaska S.M., Wilson S.E., Lawrence P.F., Fujitani R.M.: Superiority of autogenous arteriovenous hemodialysis access: maintenance of function with fewer secondary interventions. Ann Vasc Surg 2004; 18(1):66-73. [PMID: 14727162]

55. Uchimura N., Perera G.B., Fujitani R.M., Tobis J.M., Ishimaru S., Wilson S.E., Gordon I.L.: Dosedependent inhibition of myointimal hyperplasia by orally administered rapamycin. Ann Vasc Surg.
2004; 18(2):172-77. [PMID: 15253252]

56. Katzman H.E., Glickman M.H., Schild A.F., Fujitani R.M., Lawson J.H.: Multicenter evaluation of the bovine mesenteric vein bioprostheses for hemodialysis access in patients with an earlier failed prosthetic graft. J Am Coll Surg 2005; 201(2):223-30. [PMID: 16038820]

57. Bui T.D., Gelfand D., Whipple S., Wilson S.E., Fujitani R.M., Conroy R., Pham H., Gordon I.L.:Comparison of CT and catheter arteriography for evaluation of peripheral arterial disease. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2005; 39(6): 481-90. [PMID: 16382269]

58. Perera G.B., Kubaska S.M., Fujitani R.M.: Aortic graft infections: Update on management and treatment options. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2006; 40(1): 1-10.[PMID:16456600]

59. Bui T.D., Gordon I.L., Nguyen T., Fujitani R.M., Wilson S.E., Conroy R.C.: Transluminal stenting for femoropoliteal occlusive disease: analysis of restenosis by serial arteriography. Ann Vasc Surg 2006; 20(2): 200-8. [PMID: 16555031]

60. Bui T.D., Parashar A., Vo D., Schwartz L.B., Fujitani R.M., Gordon I.L. “Resistance within hemodialysis shunts predicts patency.” Vasc Endovascular Surg, 2006; 40(4): 295-302

61. Barleben A., Baig M.S., Kubaska S.M., Fujitani R.M., Gordon I.A., Lane J.S.: Endovascular repair of an actively hemorrhaging aortoduodenal fistula. Ann Vasc Surg 2007; 21(5):629-32. [PMID:17532604]

61a. Barleben A., Baig M.S., Kubaska S.M., Fujitani R.M., Gordon, I.A., Lane J.S.: Traitement endovasculaire d’une fistule aorto-duodénale active. Ann Chir Vasc 2007;21(5):257-61. [PMID:17532604]

62. Chao A., Major K., Kumar S.R., Patel K,. Trujillo I., Hood D.B., Rowe V.L., Weaver F.A.: Carbon dioxide digital subtraction angiography-assited endovascular aortic aneurysm repair in the azotemic patient. J Vasc Surg 2007; Mar 45(3): 451-460. Fujitani R.M. Discussion J Vasc Surg 2007; 45(3)
458-460.

63. Lane J.S., Barleben A.R., Kubaska S.M., Fujitani R.M.: Aortoduodenal fistula after endovascular aneurysm repair presenting with aneurysm sac abscess. J Vasc Surg 2009; 50(4):919-910. [PMID:19307085]

64. Dao A., Karnezis S., Lane J.S., Fujitani R.M.; Saremi F.: Eagle syndrome presenting with external carotid artery pseudoaneurysm. Emerg Radiol 2011; 18(3): 263-265. [PMID: 21213007]

65. Fujitani R.M., Lynch F.C., Shishehbor M.H., Sing R.F.: Perspective on IVC filter placement and retrieval. Endovasc Today 2012; 11(10): 42-45.

66. Ishaque R, Zayed M.A., Miller J, Nguyen D, Kaji A.H., Lee J.T., O’Connell J, de Virgilio C.: Ethnic differences in arm vein diameter and arteriovenous fistula creation rates in men undergoing hemodialysis access. J Vasc Surg Aug 2012 Aug 56(2) 424-432. Fujitani R.M. Discussion: J Vasc Surg 2012 Aug 56(2) 431-432.

67. Chen S.L., Krishnam M.S., Bosemani T., Dissayanake S., Sgroi M.D., Lane III J.S., Fujitani R.M.:Geometric changes of the inferior vena cava in trauma patients subjected to volume resuscitation.Vascular 2014 Oct 8. Epub 2014 Oct 8. [PMID: 25298135]

68. Sgroi M.D., Kabutey N., Krishnam M., Fujitani R.M.. Pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysms secondary to median arcuate ligament syndrome may not need celiac revascularization or ligament release. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015; Jan 29(1):122.e1-7. [PMID: 24930977]

69. Chou E.L., Sgroi M.D., Fujitani R.M., Kabutey N.K.. Complex hybrid suprarenal inferior vena cava filter retrieval. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Jan; 29(1):125.e19-22. [PMID: 25304904]

70. Sgroi M.D., Narayan R., Lane J.S., Kabutey N., Demirjian A., Fujitani R.M., Imagawa D.K..Vascular reconstruction plays an important role in the treatment of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. J Vasc Surg 2015 Feb; 61(2):475-80. [PMID: 25441672]

71. Sgroi M.D., Darby G.C., Kabutey N., Barleben A.R., Lane III J.S., Fujitani R.M.: Experience matters more than specialty for carotid stenting outcomes. J Vasc Surg, 2015 Apr 61(4); 933-938. [PMID: 25600333]

72. Tennison M.L., Kuo I.J., Fujitani R.M., Kabutey N.K.: Severe vasovagal event following attempted intubation in a patient with bilateral retropharyngeal carotid arteries. Vasc Med 2015 Dec 20(6):573-
574.

73. Moghadamyeganeh A., Sgroi M.D., Chen S.L., Kabutey N., Stamos M.J., Fujitani R.M.: Risk factors and outcomes of postoperative ischemic colitis in contemporary open and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg 2015 (accepted for publication)
   
Professional
Societies
Distinguished Fellow - Society for Vascular Surgery
Fellow - American College of Surgeons
Los Angeles Surgical Society
Fellow - International Society for Endovascular Surgery
Peripheral Vascular Surgical Society
Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
Southwestern Surgical Congress
Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces
Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons
Southern Association for Vascular Surgery
Western Vascular Society
   
Other Experience Chief Consultant to USAF Surgeon General in Vascular Surgery
HQ USAF Office of the Surgeon General; Bolling AFB, Washington, DC 1992—1996

Chief, Section of Vascular Surgery
USAF Wilford Hall Medical Center; Lackland AFB, TX 1992—1996

Assistant Chairman, Department of Surgery
USAF Wilford Hall Medical Center Department of Surgery 1992—1996

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences (USUHS); Bethesda, MD 1990—1996

Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Texas - San Antonio; San Antonio, TX 1990—1996

Associate Professor of Surgery
Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences (USUHS); Bethesda, MD 1996—2006

Associate Professor of Surgery
University of California School of Medicine 1996—2006

Professor of Surgery
Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences (USUHS); Bethesda, MD 2007

Graduate Programs Vascular Surgery (GS)

Surgery-General

Surgical Critical Care (GS)

   
   
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Last updated 11/03/2016