Takashi Suto, MD, PhD

Takashi Suto

Dr. Suto received an MD degree in 2004 and a PhD degree in 2012 from Gunma University, Japan. During his PhD training, he studied novel therapeutic strategies for acute and chronic pain using sustained releasing analgesics. He joined the PML in May 2012 as a post-doctal research fellow and his current research focuses on descending inhibitory system and spinal cholinergic plasticity in chronic pain.


  1. Suto T, Obata H, Tobe M, Oku H, Yokoo H, Nakazato Y, Saito S., Long-term effect of epidural injection with sustained release lidocaine paticles in a rat model of postoperative pain, British journal of Anaeshtesia (in press 2012)
  2. Suto T, Saito S., Perioperative management of epileptic patients. Masui. 2010 Sep; 59(9): 1096-9.
  3. Tobe M, Obata H, Suto T, Yokoo H, Nakazato Y, Tabata Y, Saito S., Long-term effect of sciatic nerve block with slow-release lidocaine in a rat model of postoperative pain. Anesthesiology. 2010 Jun;112(6):1473-81.
  4. Suto T, Takazawa T, Nishikawa K, Goto F., Effects of spinal anesthesia on the peripheral and deep core temperature in elderly diabetic patients undergoing urological surgery. Journal of Anesthesia. 2007;21(3):336-9.

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