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Fumito Ichinose, MD, PhD


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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.


Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine

Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Clinical Interests
  • Cardiac anesthesia
  • Cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Ischemic brain injury
  • Sepsis and Septic Shock
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Tokyo
  • PhD, University of Tokyo
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital|Residency, Teikyo-University of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Anesthesiology
Foreign Languages
  • Japanese
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Fumito Ichinose, MD, PhD is an attending physician in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and the William Thomas Green Morton Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School.  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.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. 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.   
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Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-8980
Fax: 617-643-0987

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