Dr. Yasuhiko Sugawara

University of Tokyo, Japan

Associate Director



1997 Ph.D., Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan

1990 M.Sc., Graduate Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan


  1. Imamura H, Seyama Y, Kokudo N, Maema A, Sugawara Y, Sano K, Takayama T, Makuuchi M. One Thousand fifty-six hepatectomies without mortality in 8 Years Arch Surg 2003 Nov; 138(11): 1198-206.
  2. Imamura H, Matsuyama Y, Tanaka E, Ohkubo T, Hasegawa K, Miyagawa S, Sugawara Y, Ninagawa M, Takayama T, Kawasaki S, Makuuchi M. Risk factors contributing to early and late phase intrahepatic recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after hepatectomy. J Hepatol 2003 Feb; 38(2): 200-7.
  3. Hasegawa K, Kokudo N, Imamura H, Matsuyama Y, Aoki T, Minagawa M, Sano K, Sugawara Y, Takayama T, Makuuchi M. Prognostic impact of anatomic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma. Ann Surg 2005 Aug; 242(2): 252-259.
  4. Sano K, Makuuchi M, Miki K, Maema A, Sugawara Y, Imamura H, Matsunami H, Takayama T. Evaluation of hepatic venous congestion: proposed indication criteria for hepatic vein reconstruction. Ann Surg 2002 Aug; 236(2): 241-7.
  5. Sugawara Y, Makuuchi M, Takayama T, Imamura H, Dowaki S, Mizuta K, Kawarasaki H, Hashizume K. Small-for-size grafts in living-related liver transplantation. J Am Coll Surg 2001 Apr; 192(4): 510-3.
  6. Sugawara Y, Makuuchi M, Sano K, Ohkubo T, Kaneko J, Imamura H. Vein reconstruction in modified right liver graft for living donor liver transplantation Ann Surg 2003 Feb; 237(2): 180-5.
  7. Shindoh J, Mise Y, Satou S, Sugawara Y, Kokudo N. The intersegmental plane of the liver is not always flat--tricks for anatomical liver resection. Ann Surg 2010 May; 251(5): 917-22.
  8. Orii R, Sugawara Y, Makuuchi M, Kokudo N, Yamada Y. Anisocoria in liverrecipients during the perioperative period: Two case reports. Biosci Trends 2010 Jun; 4(3): 148-50.
  9. Tamura S, Sugawara Y, Yamashiki N, Kaneko J, Kokudo N, Makuuchi M. Preemptive antiviral therapy in living donor liver transplantation for hepatitis C: observation based on a single center experience Transpl Int 2010 Jun; 23(6): 580-8.
  10. Kataoka K, Seo S, Sugawara Y, Ota S, Imai Y, Takahashi T, Fukayama M, Kokudo N, Kurokawa M. Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder after adult-to-adult living donor liver transplant: case series and review of literature. Leuk Lymphoma 2010 Aug; 51(8): 1494-501.
  11. Kyoden Y, Tamura S, Sugawara Y, Matsui Y, Togashi J, Kaneko J, Kokudo N, Makuuchi M. Incidence and management of biliary complications after adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation. Clin Transplant 2010 Jul; 24(4): 535-42.
  12. Ishizawa T, Mise Y, Aoki T, Hasegawa K, Beck Y, Sugawara Y, Kokudo N. Surgical technique: new advances for expanding indications and increasing safety in liver resection for HCC: the Eastern perspective. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci 2010 Jul;17(4): 389-93.
  13. Akamatsu N, Sugawara Y, Komagome M, Ishida T, Shin N, Cho N, Ozawa F, Hashimoto D. Left hepatic trisectionectomy for hilar cholangiocarcinoma presenting with an aberrant biliary duct of segment 5: a case report. J Med Case Reports 2010 Aug 6; 4: 250.
  14. Akamatsu N, Sugawara Y, Komagome M, Ishida T, Shin N, Cho N, Ozawa F, Hashimoto D. Giant liver hemangioma resected by trisectorectomy after efficientvolume reduction by transcatheter arterial embolization: a case report. J Med Case Reports 2010 Aug 23; 4: 283.8
  15. Orii R, Sugawara Y, Sawamura S, Yamada Y. M muscarinic receptors mediateacetylcholine-induced pulmonary vasodilation in pulmonary hypertension. Biosci Trends 2010 Oct; 4(5): 260-6.
  16. Kaneko J, Sugawara Y, Togashi J, Tamura S, Motoi R, Fukayama M, Kokudo N. Sarcomatous change of hepatocellular carcinoma in a patient undergoing living donor liver transplantation. Biosci Trends 2010 Oct; 4(5): 279-82.
  17. Takemura N, Hasegawa K, Sugawara Y, Zhang K, Aoki T, Beck Y, Makuuchi M, Kokudo N. Morphometric analysis of caudate veins for advanced liver surgery. HPB (Oxford). 2010 Nov; 12(9): 619-24.
  18. Yamamoto K, Imamura H, Matsuyama Y, Kume Y, Ikeda H, Norman GL, Shums Z, Aoki T, Hasegawa K, Beck Y, Sugawara Y, Kokudo N. AFP, AFP-L3, DCP, and GP73 asmarkers for monitoring treatment response and recurrence and as surrogate markers of clinicopathological variables of HCC. J Gastroenterol. 2010 Dec; 45(12): 1272-82.