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Kazuhiko Fukatsu

Kazuhiko  Fukatsu

Surgical Center, Central Supply Service, Nutrition Support Team


M.D. , Ph.D.


General Surgery, Operative Medicine, Nutrition Support

Research Interests

Surgical Nutrition and Metabolism, Gut Immunity


Japanese, English

Year Institution Degree
1988 The University of Tokyo School of Medicine M.D.
1999 The University of Tokyo School of Medicine Ph.D.
Years attended Institution Discipline
1988-1989 Dept. of Surgery, Dept. of Anesthesiology, The University of Tokyo Hospital Resident
Appointments and positions
Years Institution Title
1998-2000 Dept. of Surgery, The University of Tennessee, Memphis, USA Research Fellow
2000-2002 Dept. of Surgery, The University of Tokyo Hospital Instructor
2002-2009 Division of Traumatology, National Defense Medical College Research Institute, Tokorozawa, Japan Associate Professor
2008-2009 Dept. of Breast Surgery, National Defense Medical College Hospital, Tokorozawa, Japan Director
2009- Surgical Center, The University of Tokyo Hospital Associate Professor
Board Certifications
Year Certifications
Japan Surgical Society Board Certified Surgeon
Selected Publications
  • Fukatsu K, Zarzaur BL, Johnson CD, Lundberg AH, Wilcox HG, Kudsk KA. Enteral nutrition prevents remote organ injury and death after a gut ischemic insult. Ann Surg. 2001 May;233(5):660-8.
  • Fukatsu K, Sakamoto S, Hara E, Ueno C, Maeshima Y, Matsumoto I, Mochizuki H, Hiraide H. Gut ischemia-reperfusion affects gut mucosal immunity: A possible mechanism for infectious complications after severe surgical insults. Crit Care Med. 2006 Jan;34(1):182-7.
  • Fukatsu K, Kudsk KA. Nutrition and gut immunity. Surg Clin North Am. 2011 Aug;91(4):755-70, vii.
  • 79. Fukatsu K, Saito H, Matsuda T, Ikeda S, Furukawa S, Muto T. Influences of type and duration of antimicrobial prophylaxis on an outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and on the incidence of wound infection. Arch Surg. 1997 Dec;132(12):1320-5.
Academic Societies
  • Japan Surgical Society
  • Japanese Society for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition (Executive Committee Member)
  • Japanese Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (Council Member)
  • Japan Society for Surgical Infection (Council Member)
  • The Japanese Society for Amino Acid Sciences (Council Member)
  • Japanese Association for Operative Medicine
  • Japanese Society of Medical Instrumentation
Editorial Boards
  • Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN) – Board Member
  • Journal of Surgical Research – Board Member (Until Dec. 2011)
  • The Japanese Journal of Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition

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