Kazuyoshi Aoyama
Assistant Professor

Contact Info

T: (416) 813-7653 201147
F: (416) 813-7543


The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, ON, M5G 1X5


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Clinical Interests

Pediatric Anesthesia; Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests

Clinical Epidemiology; Health Services Research; Quality Improvement


Research Synopsis

Dr. Aoyama is a Japanese-trained pediatric anesthesiologist certified by Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists and Japanese Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologists, has a specialty diploma from the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC), and currently is a PhD candidate in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research at the University of Toronto, supported and funded by a Fellowship Award from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Dr. Aoyama’s main research interest is Health Services Research and as part of his PhD, he is using large databases from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). The thesis focuses on describing critically ill pregnant and postpartum women across Canada, quantifying variability of ICU admission practice and exploring the association of the variability with their outcomes – these projects are funded by CIHR. Dr. Aoyama is now translating his research methodology experience into the development of health services research for pediatric anesthesia.

Publications and Awards

Recent Publications

1. Aoyama, K., & Fowler, R. a. (2015). The challenges of treating Ebola virus disease with experimental therapies. The Lancet. Respiratory Medicine, 3(7), 503–4.
2. Abdallah, F. W., Halpern, S. H., Aoyama, K., & Brull, R. (2015). Will the Real Benefits of Single-Shot Interscalene Block Please Stand Up? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 120(5), 1114–29.
3. Aoyama, K., Seaward, P., & Lapinsky, S. E. (2014). Fetal outcome in the critically ill pregnant woman. Critical Care (London, England), 18(3), 307.
4. Watanabe, A., Sugasawa, Y., Kakemizu, M., Aoyama, K., Akazawa, T., & Inada, E. (2011). [Anesthetic management of cardiac pheochromocytoma resection and coronary artery bypass grafting under cardiopulmonary bypass]. Masui. The Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology, 60(9), 1086–9.
5. Aoyama, K., Kondou, Y., Suzuki, Y., Sakai, H., Oshima, M., & Inada, E. (2010). Anesthesia protocols for early vitrectomy in former preterm infants diagnosed with aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity. Journal of Anesthesia, 24(4), 633–8.
6. Hasegawa-Moriyama, M., Fujimoto, A., Aoyama, K., Imai, M., Kikutani, T., Oshima, M., … Inada, E. (2009). [Suspected case of peripartum cardiomyopathy developed during elective cesarean section]. Masui. The Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology, 58(10), 1270–3.
7. Oshima, M., Aoyama, K., Warabi, K., Akazawa, T., & Inada, E. (2009). Electrogastrography during and after cesarean delivery. Journal of Anesthesia, 23(1), 75–9.
8. Warabi, K., Asano, M., Watanabe, A., Kakemizu, M., Aoyama, K., Hara, A., & Inada, E. (2009). [Survey on the nurses’ awareness of postoperative pains in children in a university hospital]. Masui. The Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology, 58(12), 1560–6.

Honours and Awards

  • Fellowship, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2013-2017
  • Fellows Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Clinical Teaching, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, 2015
  • Travel Award, Young Investigator Forum 2014, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2014
  • Best Young Investigator Presentation, the 18th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Anesthesiology, 2012
  • Best Poster Abstract Presentation, the 10th Annual University of Toronto Critical Care Medicine Resident’s Day, 2012
  • Scholarship, Mitsukoshi Health and Welfare Foundation, Japan, 2012
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