Fumito Ichinose, M.D., Ph.D., is an attending physician in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Additionally he is a Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School.
BiographyFumito Ichinose, M.D. Ph.D. is an attending physician in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ichinose received his M.D. degree from the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo. After completing a medical internship, Dr. Ichinose started anesthesia residency at Teikyo University School of Medicine. He emigrated to the United States and completed his residency in Anesthesia at the Department of Anesthesia of Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ichinose then continued his postgraduate training as a Clinical and Research Fellow at MGH, participating in the Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship and basic science research training in cardiopulmonary physiology and nitric oxide biology. Dr. Ichinose is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology.
ResearchDr. Ichinose has a broad, innovative, and translational research focus on the organ protective roles of nitric oxide (NO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S). He is an expert in cardiovascular physiology who has developed several unique experimental models that enable detailed characterization of organ dysfunction associated with critical illness. He has created innovative models of several clinical conditions, including sepsis and post-cardiac arrest organ dysfunction. Dr. Ichinose has discovered previously unrecognized protective roles for NO and H2S in major organs including the brain, heart, and liver. At MGH, he now directs a highly productive basic and translational resuscitation science laboratory. This combined basic science and clinical research program currently employs 10 research staff.