Kazuhiro Yasufuku

Kazuhiro Yasufuku | Associate Professor
MD (Chiba), PhD (Chiba)

Main Appointments

  • Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
  • Staff Thoracic Surgeon, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, and Scientist, Latner Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratory, Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network (UHN)

Additional Appointments

  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

200 Elizabeth St, 9N-957
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4 Canada

+1 416 340-4290 (office)
kazuhiro.yasufuku@uhn.ca (email)


Research Themes

Research Interests

Dr. Yasufuku’s research interests include the development of new technology in early diagnosis and ultra-minimally invasive thoracic surgery, translational research in thoracic image guided therapeutics (GTx), nanotechnology enabled image-guided intervention for lung cancer, and molecular profiling of advanced stage lung cancer by minimally invasive procedures.

Select Publications

Yasufuku K. Relevance of endoscopic ultrasonography and endobronchial ultrasonography to thoracic surgeons. Thorac Surg Clin. 2013 May; 23(2): 199-210. 

Nakajima T, Yasufuku K , Saegusa F, Fujiwara T, Sakairi Y, Hiroshima K, Nakatani Y, Yoshino I. Rapid On-Site Cytologic Evaluation During Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration for Nodal Staging in Patients With Lung Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 May; 95(5): 1695-9.

Nakajima T, Yasufuku K , Yoshino I. Current status and perspective of EBUS-TBNA. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. Senior Responsible Author.

Hanna WC, de Valence M, Atenafu EG, Cypel M, Waddell TK,Yasufuku K , Pierre A, De Perrot M, Keshavjee S, Darling GE. Is video-assisted lobectomy for non-small-cell lung cancer oncologically equivalent to open lobectomy? Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. [Epub ahead of print].

Czarnecka K, Yasufuku K . Interventional Pulmonology: Focus on Pulmonary Diagnostics. Respirology. 2013 Jan; 18(1): 47-60.

Hanna WC, Yasufuku K . Bronchoscopic staging of lung cancer. Ther Adv Respir Dis. [Epub ahead of print].

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