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Dr. Kazuyoshi Aoyama

Kazuyoshi Aoyama

Title: Staff Physician, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Designations: MD, PhD
Pronouns: He/him
Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 201147
Email: kazuyoshi.aoyama@sickkids.ca
Fax: 416-813-7543
Alternate Contact Name: Marie Gennaro
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 202929
Alternate Email: marie.gennaro@sickkids.ca
Alternate Fax: 416-813-7543
U of T Positions: Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Research Positions

Associate Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences

Biography

Dr. Kazuyoshi 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 received PhD 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). Aoyama joined SickKids in July 2016 as a Staff Anesthesiologist, and was appointed as a Associate Scientist in Child Health Evaluative Sciences at SickKids Research Institute in January 2019 after his PhD training.

Research

Aoyama’s main research interest is Health Services Research and as part of his PhD, he has used large databases from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). The PhD dissertation 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. Aoyama is now translating his research methodology experience into the development of health services research and evidence synthesis for pediatric outcomes research. His research programme is currently funded by Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society and Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Education and experience

  • 2016–2021: Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Toronto
  • 2014–2015: Fellowship, Pediatric Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 2013–2018: PhD, Clinical Epidemiology, Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • 2010–2014: Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine International Fellowship University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital, Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 2009–2010: Staff Anesthesiologist of Pediatric Anesthesia, Anesthesia and Critical Care, National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2007–2010: Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1997–2003: MD, Medicine, Nagoya City University School of Medicine, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Achievements

  • 2022: Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Research Award, Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society
  • 2022: Hospital Recognition, Demonstration of the Strategic Value of Compassion, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • 2021: Research Commendation, Merit Awards Competition, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, University of Toronto
  • 2017: The Hilda and William Courtney Clayton Paediatric Research Fund Award, University of Toronto
  • 2015: Fellows Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Clinical Teaching, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • 2014: Travel Award, Young Investigator Forum, Canadian Institute of Health Research
  • 2012: Fellowship in Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Publications

  1. Kazuyoshi Aoyama, Alison Park, Alexander Davidson, Joel Ray. “Severe Maternal Morbidity and Infant Mortality in Canada” Pediatrics, 2020; 146: e20193870.
  2. Kazuyoshi Aoyama, Ruxandra Pinto, Joel Ray, Andrea Hill, Damon Scales, Robert Fowler. “Determining Associations and Estimating Effects with Regression Models in Clinical Anesthesia” Anesthesiology, 2020; 133(3): 500-9.
  3. Nan Gai, Basam Naser, Jacqueline Hanley, Arie Peliowski, Jason Hayes, Kazuyoshi Aoyama. “A Practical Guide to Acute Pain Management in Children” Journal of Anesthesia, 2020, 34(3), 421-433.
  4. Kazuyoshi Aoyama, Ruxandra Pinto, Joel Ray, Andrea Hill, Damon Scales, Stephen Lapinsky, Michelle Hladunewich, Gareth Seaward, Robert Fowler. “Association of Maternal Age With Severe Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in Canada” JAMA Network Open, 2019:2(8):e199875
  5. Kazuyoshi Aoyama, Ruxandra Pinto, Joel Ray, Andrea Hill, Damon Scales, Stephen Lapinsky, Gareth Seaward, Michelle Hladunewich, Robert Fowler. “Variability in intensive care unit admission among pregnant and postpartum women in Canada: a population-based observational study” Critical Care, 2019: 23: 381. 

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