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Kenichi Ueda, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesia - Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

Contact Information

Primary Office
6419 John Colloton Pavilion
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242




MD, Medicine, Kochi Medical School
PhD, Kochi Medical School
Resident, Anesthesiology, Kochi Medical School Hospital
Fellow, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine

Licensure and Certifications

Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (PTE Exam) - National Board of Echocardiography
ECFMG Certificate - Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
Anesthesiology, Board Certificate - Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists
Medical License - Japan - Kochi Medical School Hospital Board of Medical Examiners


Bock, J. M., Hughes, W., Ueda, K., Feider, A. J., Hanada, S., Kruse, N. T., Iwamoto, E. & Casey, D. P. (2020). Greater a1-adrenergic mediated vasoconstriction in contracting skeletal muscle of patients with type 2 diabetes. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 319(4), H797-H807. PMID: 32822215.

Ueda, K., Janiczek, D. M. & Casey, D. P. (2020). Arterial stiffness predicts general anesthesia-induced vasopressor-resistant hypotension in patients taking angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. PMID: 32921603.

Sugawara, A., Ellis, B., Kunisawa, T. & Ueda, K. (2020). Pneumomediastinum causing distortion on transesophageal echocardiography as a result of tracheal injury after sternotomy. (Vols. 34). (6), pp. 1699-1700. New York, NY: J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. PMID: 32146102.

Hughes, W. E., Kruse, N. T., Ueda, K., Feider, A. J., Hanada, S., Bock, J. M. & Casey, D. P. (2020). Dietary nitrate does not acutely enhance skeletal muscle blood flow and vasodilation in the lower limbs of older adults during single-limb exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol, 120, 1357-1369. PMID: 32303829.

Bock, J., Hughes, W., Ueda, K., Feider, A. J., Hanada, S. & Casey, D. (2020). Inorganic nitrate supplementation blunts vasoconstrictor responsiveness during exercise in patients with type 2 diabetes. (Vols. 34). (S1), pp. 1. Hoboken, NJ: FASEB J. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.2020.34.s1.06458.

Swaminathan, S. K., Strasinger, C., Kelchen, M., Carr, J., Ye, W., Wokovich, A., Ghosh, P., Rajagopal, S., Ueda, K., Fisher, J., Kandimalla, K. K. & Brogden, N. K. (2020). Determination of rate and extent of scopolamine release from Transderm Scop® transdermal drug delivery systems in healthy hman adults. AAPS PharmSciTech, 21(3), 117. PMID: 32300962.

Fujii, M., Sugiyama, D., Ueda, K. & Kobayashi, O. (2020). Forestier disease and airway management. Anesthesiology, 132(4), 898. PMID: 31972658.

Nakamura, Y., Windsor, J., Ueda, K. & Ricci, M. (2020). A systemic ventricular assist device with a fenestration in a failing fontan patient. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg, 11(2), 232-234. PMID: 31106656.

Hanada, S., Kurosawa, A., Randall, B. R., Van Der Horst, T. & Ueda, K. (2020). Impact of high spinal anesthesia technique on fast-track strategy in cardiac surgery: retrospective study. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 45(1), 22-26. PMID: 31772035.

Bock, J., Hughes, W., Ueda, K., Feider, A. J., Hanada, S., Kruse, N., Iwamoto, E. & Casey, D. (2019). Greater a1- and a2-Adrenergic Mediated Vasoconstriction in Contracting Skeletal Muscle of Type 2 Diabetic Humans

(Vols. 33). (S1), pp. 696.19. Hoboken, NJ: FASEB J. DOI: 10.1096/fasebj.2019.33.1_supplement.696.19.

Campos, J. H., Musselman, E. D., Hanada, S. & Ueda, K. (2019). Lung isolation techniques in patients with early-stage or long-term tracheostomy: a case series report of 70 cases and recommendations. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth, 33(2), 433-439. PMID: 30190202.

Campos, J. H., Ueda, K. & Falabella, A. (2018). Chapter 2: Anesthesia for Robotic Thoracic Surgery. In K. Kernstine (Eds.) Atlas of Robotic Thoracic Surgery. (1), pp. 15-25. New York, NY: Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-64508-7.

Hughes, W. E., Kruse, N. T., Ueda, K. & Casey, D. P. (2018). Habitual exercise training in older adults offsets the age-related prolongation in leg vasodilator kinetics during single-limb lower body exercise. J Appl Physiol (1985), 125(3), 746-754. PMID: 29856264.

Bock, J. M., Treichler, D. P., Norton, S. L., Ueda, K., Hughes, W. E. & Casey, D. P. (2018). Inorganic nitrate supplementation enhances functional capacity and lower-limb microvascular reactivity in patients with peripheral artery disease. Nitric Oxide, 80, 45-51. PMID: 30118808.

Schneider, A. C., Hughes, W. E., Ueda, K., Bock, J. M. & Casey, D. P. (2018). Reduced blood pressure responsiveness to skeletal muscle metaboreflex activation in older adults following inorganic nitrate supplementation. Nitric Oxide, 78, 81-88. PMID: 29864505.

Kruse, N. T., Hughes, W. E., Ueda, K., Hanada, S., Feider, A. J., Iwamoto, E., Bock, J. M. & Casey, D. P. (2018). Impaired modulation of postjunctional a1- but not a2-adrenergic vasoconstriction in contracting forearm muscle of postmenopausal women. J Physiol, 596(13), 2507-2519. PMID: 29708589.

Kruse, N. T., Ueda, K., Hughes, W. E. & Casey, D. P. (2018). Eight weeks of nitrate supplementation improves blood flow and reduces the exaggerated pressor response during forearm exercise in peripheral artery disease. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 315(1), H101-H108. PMID: 29522355.

Kruse, N. T., Hughes, W. E., Hanada, S., Ueda, K., Bock, J. M., Iwamoto, E. & Casey, D. P. (2018). Evidence of a greater functional sympatholysis in habitually aerobic trained postmenopausal women. J Appl Physiol (1985), 124(3), 583-591. PMID: 28970201.

Kiberenge, R. K., Ueda, K. & Rosauer, B. (2018). Ultrasound-guided dynamic needle tip positioning technique versus palpation technique for radial arterial cannulation in adult surgical patients: a randomized controlled trial. Anesth Analg, 126(1), 120-6. PMID: 29135593.

Bock, J. M., Ueda, K., Schneider, A. C., Hughes, W. E., Limberg, J. K., Bryan, N. S. & Casey, D. P. (2018). Inorganic nitrate supplementation attenuates peripheral chemoreflex sensitivity but does not improve cardiovagal baroreflex sensitivity in older adults. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 314(1), H45-51. PMID: 28971842.

Hanada, S., Van Winkle, M. T., Subramani, S. & Ueda, K. (2017). Dynamic ultrasound-guided short-axis needle tip navigation technique vs. landmark technique for difficult saphenous vein access in children: a randomized study. Anaesthesia, 72(12), 1508-1515. PMID: 28983903.

Casey, D. P., Ueda, K., Wegman-Points, L. & Pierce, G. L. (2017). Muscle contraction induced arterial shear stress increases endothelial nitric oxide synthase phosphorylation in humans. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 313(4), H854-H859. PMID: 28801524.

Kruse, N. T., Hughes, W. E., Ueda, K. & Casey, D. P. (2017). Vasoconstrictor responsiveness in contracting human muscle: influence of contraction frequency, contractile work, and metabolic rate. Eur J Appl Physiol, 117(8), 1697-1706. PMID: 28624852.

Ueda, K. (2017). In response. (Vols. 125). (1), pp. 364. Anesth Analg. PMID: 28617698.

Ueda, K., Hussey, P. (2017). Dynamic Ultrasound-Guided Short-Axis Needle Tip Navigation Technique for Facilitating Cannulation of Peripheral Veins in Obese Patients. Anesth Analg, 124(3), 831-833. PMID: 27984247.

Hughes, W. E., Ueda, K., Treichler, D. P. & Casey, D. P. (2016). Effects of acute dietary nitrate supplementation on aortic blood pressure and aortic augmentation index in young and older adults. Nitric Oxide, 59, 21-27. PMID: 27373229.

Hanada, S., Sakamoto, H., Swerczek, M. & Ueda, K. (2016). Initial experience with percutaneous coronary sinus catheter placement in minimally invasive cardiac surgery in an academic center. BMC Anesthesiol, 16(1), 33. PMID: 27401491.

Hughes, W. E., Ueda, K. & Casey, D. P. (2016). Chronic endurance exercise training offsets the age-related attenuation in contraction-induced rapid vasodilation. J Appl Physiol (1985), 120(11), 1335-1342. PMID: 27032899.

Ueda, K., Bayman, E. O., Johnson, C., Odum, N. J. & Lee, J. J. (2015). A randomised controlled trial of radial artery cannulation guided by Doppler vs. palpation vs. ultrasound. Anaesthesia, 70(9), 1039-1044. PMID: 25857597.

Hughes, W. E., Ueda, K., Treichler, D. P. & Casey, D. P. (2015). Rapid onset vasodilation with single muscle contractions in the leg: influence of age. Physiol Rep, 3(8). PMID: 26320213.

Casey, D. P., Treichler, D. P., Ganger, 4th, C. T., Schneider, A. C. & Ueda, K. (2015). Acute dietary nitrate supplementation enhances compensatory vasodilation during hypoxic exercise in older adults. (Vols. 118). (2), pp. 178-186. Bethesda, MD: J Appl Physiol (1985). PMID: 25414241.

Yoshimura, T., Ueda, K. (2014). In response. (Vols. 119). (4), pp. 1003. Anesth Analg. PMID: 25232696.

Yoshimura, T., Ueda, K., Kakinuma, A., Sawai, J. & Nakata, Y. (2014). Bronchial blocker lung collapse technique: nitrous oxide for facilitating lung collapse during one-lung ventilation with a bronchial blocker. Anesth Analg, 118(3), 666-670. PMID: 24557112.

Campos, J., Ueda, K. (2014). Update on anesthetic complications of robotic thoracic surgery. (Vols. 80). (1), pp. 83-88. Minerva Anestesiol. PMID: 23877310.

Reddy, S., Ueda, K. (2014). Unexpected refractory intra-operative hypotension during non-cardiac surgery: Diagnosis and management guided by trans-oesophageal echocardiography. Indian J Anaesth, 58(1), 51-54. PMID: 24700900.

Calcaterra, D., Collins, T. E., Turek, J. W., Parekh, K. R., Bashir, M., Ueda, K., Hanada, S. & Brown, J. A. (2013). Normothermic cardiopulmonary bypass with beating heart for management of renal cell carcinoma with atrial tumor thrombus. Innovations, 8(4), 316-319. PMID: 24145979.

Krishnan, S., Kuhl, T., Ahmed, W., Togashi, K. & Ueda, K. (2013). Efficacy of an online education program for ultrasound diagnosis of pneumothorax. (Vols. 118). (3), pp. 715-721. Anesthesiology. PMID: 23291625.

Krishnan, S., Papworth, D. P., Farivar, R. S. & Ueda, K. (2013). Identification of coronary sinus injury by transesophageal echocardiography during placement of a retrograde cardioplegia catheter for minimally invasive cardiac surgery. (Vols. 116). (3), pp. 560-562. Anesth Analg. PMID: 23400977.

Ueda, K., Puangsuvan, S., Hove, M. A. & Bayman, E. O. (2013). Ultrasound visual image-guided vs Doppler auditory-assisted radial artery cannulation in infants and small children by non-expert anaesthesiologists: a randomized prospective study. (Vols. 110). (2), pp. 281-286. Br J Anaesth. PMID: 23151422.

Ueda, K., Shields, B. E. & Brennan, T. J. (2013). Transesophageal echocardiography: a novel technique for guidance and placement of an epidural catheter in infants. Anesthesiology, 118(1), 219-222. PMID: 23165474.

Campos, J. H., Hallam, E. A. & Ueda, K. (2012). Lung isolation in the morbidly obese patient: a comparison of a left-sided double-lumen tracheal tube with the Arndt® wire-guided blocker. (Vols. 109). (4), pp. 630-635. Br J Anaesth. PMID: 22732113.

Verniquet, A. (2012). Transthoracic ultrasound for diagnosing pneumothorax. (Vols. 116). (4), pp. 968; author reply 968-9. Anesthesiology. PMID: 22433211.

Ueda, K., Goetzinger, C., Gauger, E. H., Hallam, E. A. & Campos, J. H. (2012). Use of bronchial blockers: a retrospective review of 302 cases. J Anesth, 26(1), 115-117. PMID: 22002341.

Campos, J. H., Ueda, K. (2012). Lung separation in the morbidly obese patient. Anesthesiol Res Pract, 2012, 207598. PMID: 22400021.

Ueda, K., Ahmed, W. & Ross, A. F. (2011). Intraoperative pneumothorax identified with transthoracic ultrasound. Anesthesiology, 115(3), 653-655. PMID: 21792051.

Calcaterra, D., Ueda, K., Hashimi, S., Brown, T. & Calva, D. (2011). Repair of an ascending aortic aneurysm using reduction aortoplasty in a Jehovah's Witness. J Card Surg, 26(3), 313-315. PMID: 21447087.

Campos, J. H., Hallam, E. A. & Ueda, K. (2011). Training in placement of the left-sided double-lumen tube among non-thoracic anaesthesiologists: intubation model simulator versus computer-based digital video disc, a randomised controlled trial. Eur J Anaesthesiol, 28(3), 169-174. PMID: 21088594.

Ross, A., Ueda, K. (2010). Pulmonary Hypertension in Thoracic Surgical Patients. Current Opinion in Anesthesiology,(23(1)), 25-33.

Campos, J. H., Hallam, E. A., Hartman, S., Ueda, K., Choi, J., Iannettoni, M. & Van Natta, T. (2007). Does Training Improve Performance in Placing Double-Lumen Endotracheal Tubes Among Anesthesiologists with Limited Thoracic Experience. (104), pp. SCA 1-123. Anesth Analg.

Wildsmith, J. A. (2006). Proper priority please. (Vols. 104). (5), pp. 1105; author reply 1105. Anesthesiology. PMID: 16645468.

Ueda, K., Ueda, W. & Manabe, M. (2005). A comparative study of sequential epidural bolus technique and continuous epidural infusion. Anesthesiology, 103(1), 126-129. PMID: 15983464.

Yoneoka, Y., Takeda, N., Inoue, A., Ibuchi, Y., Kumagai, T., Sugai, T., Takeda, K. I. & Ueda, K. (2004). Human Kluver-Bucy syndrome following acute subdural haematoma. Acta Neurochir, 146(11), 1267-1270. PMID: 15365793.

Yoneoka, Y., Takeda, N., Akira, I., Ibuchi, Y., Kumagai, T., Sugai, T., Takeda, K. I. & Ueda, K. (2004). Ruptured de novo intracranial aneurysms. Acta Neurochir, 146(9), 979-81; discussion 981. PMID: 15340808.

Yoneoka, Y., Takeda, N., Inoue, A., Ibuchi, Y., Kumagai, T., Sugai, T., Takeda, K. & Ueda, K. (2004). Acute Korsakoff syndrome following mammillothalamic tract infarction. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol, 25(6), 964-968. PMID: 15205131.

Aono, J., Ueda, K., Hendry, J. & Kitamura, F. (2002). Sudden cardiac arrest immediately after aortic cross clamping during abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. (Vols. 46). (9), pp. 1158-1160. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. PMID: 12366514.

Aono, J., Ueda, K., Ueda, W. & Manabe, M. (1999). Induction of anaesthesia in the lateral decubitus position in morbidly obese patients. (Vols. 83). (2), pp. 356. Br J Anaesth. PMID: 10618964.