Our Current Faculty

Ken-ichi Ueda, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Associate Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Director; Subspecialty: Adult Cardiac Anesthesia and Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia
Medical School
  • Kochi Medical School
  • Kochi Medical School Hospital
  • University of Iowa
Research Interests
  • Vascular Physiology
  • Ultrasound Sonography and Vascular Access
  • Ultrasound Sonography and Regional Anesthesia
  • Excellence in Clinical Coaching Award, University of Iowa, UI Health Care Graduate Medical Education, 2014
  • Resident Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2009-2010
  • Resident Teacher of the Year, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2007-2008
  • Resident Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2006
  • Clinical Associate Professor, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2013-present
  • Clincal Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2008-2013
  • Associate, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2005-2008
  • Faculty Anesthesiologist, Kochi Medical School Hospital, 2003-2005
  • Staff Anesthesiologist, Kochi City Municipal Hospital, 2002-2003
  • Faculty Anesthesiologist, Kochi Medical School, 1998-2002
  1. Casey DP, Ueda K, Wegman-Points LJ, Pierce GL: Muscle contraction induced arterial shear stress increases endothelial nitric oxide synthase phosphorylation in humans. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2017 Aug; :ajpheart.00282.2017

  2. Kruse NT, Hughes WE, Ueda K, Casey DP: Vasoconstrictor responsiveness in contracting human muscle: influence of contraction frequency, contractile work, and metabolic rate. Eur J Appl Physiol 2017 Aug; 117(8):1697-1706

  3. Ueda K: In Response. Anesth Analg 2017 Jul; 125(1):364

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

  5. Hughes WE, Ueda K, Treichler DP, Casey DP: Effects of acute dietary nitrate supplementation on aortic blood pressure and aortic augmentation index in young and older adults. Nitric Oxide 2016 Sep; 59:21-7

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

  7. Hughes WE, Ueda K, Casey DP: Chronic Endurance Exercise Training Offsets the Age-related Attenuation in Contraction-Induced Rapid Vasodilation. J Appl Physiol (1985) 2016 Jun 1; 120(11):1335-42

  8. Hughes WE, Ueda K, Treichler DP, Casey DP: Rapid onset vasodilation with single muscle contractions in the leg: influence of age. Physiol Rep 2015 Aug; 3(8)

  9. Ueda K, Bayman EO, Johnson C, Odum NJ, Lee JJ: A randomised controlled trial of radial artery cannulation guided by Doppler vs palpation vs ultrasound. Anaesthesia 2015 Apr; 70(9):1039-44

  10. Casey DP, Treichler DP, Ganger CT, Schneider AC, Ueda K: Acute dietary nitrate supplementation enhances compensatory vasodilation during hypoxic exercise in older adults. J Appl Physiol (1985) 2015 Jan; 118(2):178-86

  11. Yoshimura T, Ueda K: In response. Anesth Analg 2014 Sep; 119(4):1003

  12. Reddy S, Ueda K: Unexpected refractory intra-operative hypotension during non-cardiac surgery: Diagnosis and management guided by trans-oesophageal echocardiography. Indian J Anaesth 2014 Apr; 58(1):51-4

  13. Yoshimura T, Ueda K, Kakinuma A, Sawai J, Nakata Y: Bronchial blocker lung collapse technique: nitrous oxide for facilitating lung collapse during one-lung ventilation with a bronchial blocker. Anesth Analg 2014 Feb; 118(3):666-70

  14. Calcaterra D, Collins TE, Turek JW, Parekh KR, Bashir M, Ueda K, Hanada S, Brown JA: Normothermic cardiopulmonary bypass with beating heart for management of renal cell carcinoma with atrial tumor thrombus. Innovations (Phila) 2013 Oct; 8(4):316-9

  15. Campos J, Ueda K: Update on anesthetic complications of robotic thoracic surgery. Minerva Anestesiol 2013 Jul; 80(1):83-8

  16. Krishnan S, Papworth DP, Farivar RS, Ueda K: Identification of coronary sinus injury by transesophageal echocardiography during placement of a retrograde cardioplegia catheter for minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Anesth Analg 2013 Feb; 116(3):560-2

  17. Krishnan S, Kuhl T, Ahmed W, Togashi K, Ueda K: Efficacy of an online education program for ultrasound diagnosis of pneumothorax. Anesthesiology 2013 Jan; 118(3):715-21

  18. Ueda K, Shields BE, Brennan TJ: Transesophageal echocardiography: a novel technique for guidance and placement of an epidural catheter in infants. Anesthesiology 2012 Nov; 118(1):219-22

  19. Ueda K, Puangsuvan S, Hove MA, Bayman EO: Ultrasound visual image-guided vs Doppler auditory-assisted radial artery cannulation in infants and small children by non-expert anaesthesiologists: a randomized prospective study. Br J Anaesth 2012 Nov; 110(2):281-6

  20. Campos JH, Hallam EA, Ueda K: Lung isolation in the morbidly obese patient: a comparison of a left-sided double-lumen tracheal tube with the Arndt® wire-guided blocker. Br J Anaesth 2012 Jun; 109(4):630-5

  21. Ueda K, Ross AF, Ahmed W: In reply. Anesthesiology 2012 Mar; 116(4):968-9

  22. Campos JH, Ueda K: Lung separation in the morbidly obese patient. Anesthesiol Res Pract 2012 Mar; 2012:207598

  23. Ueda K, Goetzinger C, Gauger EH, Hallam EA, Campos JH: Use of bronchial blockers: a retrospective review of 302 cases. J Anesth 2011 Oct; 26(1):115-7

  24. Ueda K, Ahmed W, Ross AF: Intraoperative pneumothorax identified with transthoracic ultrasound. Anesthesiology 2011 Jul; 115(3):653-5

  25. Calcaterra D, Ueda K, Hashimi S, Brown T, Calva D: Repair of an ascending aortic aneurysm using reduction aortoplasty in a Jehovah's Witness. J Card Surg 2011 Mar; 26(3):313-5

  26. Campos JH, Hallam EA, Ueda K: 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 2010 Nov; 28(3):169-74

  27. Ross AF, Ueda K: Pulmonary hypertension in thoracic surgical patients. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 2009 Dec; 23(1):25-33