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Satoru  Osaki, MD, PhD

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MADISON, WI 53792-3284

Satoru Osaki, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • MD, Ehime University School of Medicine, Ehime, Japan, 1998
  • Residency in General Surgery, Hiroshima City Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan, 2000
  • Residency in Cardiovascular Surgery, Kure Kyosai Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan, 2002
  • Fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan, 2006
  • PhD, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry Okayama, Japan, 2006
  • Fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI, 2011

Research Interests

Recent Publications
  • To use or not to use? Amiodarone before heart transplantation.
    Lushaj EB, Dhingra R, Chindhy S, Akhter S, Kohmoto T, Ulschmid S, Osaki S, Badami A, Lozonschi L
    Surgery 2016 Nov 19.
    [PubMed ID: 27876282]
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  • Efficacy of Aortic Valve Resuspension in Establishing Valve Competence in Acute Type A Dissections.
    Tang PC, Badami A, Akhter SA, Osaki S, Lozonschi L, Kohmoto T, De Oliveira N
    Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2017 May; 103(5):1460-1466.
    [PubMed ID: 27863732]
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  • The presence or severity of pulmonary hypertension does not affect outcomes for single-lung transplantation.
    Julliard WA, Meyer KC, De Oliveira NC, Osaki S, Cornwell RC, Sonetti DA, Maloney JD
    Thorax 2016 May; 71(5):478-80.
    [PubMed ID: 26621135, PMC ID: 4853536]
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  • A novel approach to prevent post-operative ileus after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation: A retrospective cohort study.
    Badami A, Fehrenbach Prell EA, Murray MA, Johnson MR, Akhter SA, Lozonschi L, Osaki S, Lushaj E, Kohmoto T
    Int J Surg 2015 Aug; 20():135-9.
    [PubMed ID: 26118604]
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  • Hospital Readmissions After Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: Incidence, Causes, and Cost Analysis.
    Akhter SA, Badami A, Murray M, Kohmoto T, Lozonschi L, Osaki S, Lushaj EB
    Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2015 Sep; 100(3):884-9.
    [PubMed ID: 26095106]
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  • Impact of age on outcomes following continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation.
    Lushaj EB, Badami A, Osaki S, Murray M, Leverson G, Lozonschi L, Akhter S, Kohmoto T
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2015 Jun; 20(6):743-8.
    [PubMed ID: 25770085]
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  • Functional evaluation of human donation after cardiac death donor hearts using a continuous isolated myocardial perfusion technique: Potential for expansion of the cardiac donor population.
    Osaki S, Locher MR, Lushaj EB, Akhter SA, Kohmoto T
    J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2014 Sep; 148(3):1123-30; discussion 1130.
    [PubMed ID: 25129607]
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  • Acuity adaptable patient care unit system shortens length of stay and improves outcomes in adult cardiac surgery: University of Wisconsin experience.
    Chindhy SA, Edwards NM, Rajamanickam V, Lushaj EB, Lozonschi L, De Oliveira NC, Kohmoto T, Osaki S
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2014 Jul; 46(1):49-54.
    [PubMed ID: 24408899]
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  • Lung transplant for interstitial lung disease: outcomes for single versus bilateral lung transplantation.
    De Oliveira NC, Osaki S, Maloney J, Cornwell RD, Meyer KC
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2012 Mar; 14(3):263-7.
    [PubMed ID: 22180607, PMC ID: 3290370]
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  • Lung transplant for interstitial lung disease: outcomes before and after implementation of the united network for organ sharing lung allocation scoring system.
    De Oliveira NC, Osaki S, Maloney J, Cornwell RD, Meyer KC
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2012 Mar; 41(3):680-5.
    [PubMed ID: 22219404]
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