Professor Toru Suzuki

Professor Toru SuzukiProfessor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Leicester
Honorary Consultant, Cardiology, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

MD University of Tokyo, (Japan) 1992
PhD University of Tokyo, (Japan) 1998
ECFMG certification (USA) 1992
Specialist in Cardiology and General Internal Medicine (Japan) 2001
GMC Specialist Register (Cardiology) (UK) 2015

Tel: +44 (0)116 204 4741

Email: ts263@le.ac.uk

Address: Department of Cardiovascular Sciences , University of Leicester, Cardiovascular Research Centre, Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester LE3 9QP.

Personal details

MD, PhD, ECFMG certification

Memberships

Current memberships include:

  • Japanese Society for Omics-Based Medicine (Director)
  • Japanese Circulation Society
  • Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
  • Japanese Society For Biomedical Mass Spectrometry (Council member)
  • Human Proteome Organisation (HUPO) Cardiovascular Initiative

Research

My research interests are centred on understanding the mechanistic basis of cardiovascular diseases with a special interest in translational aspects. Notably:

  • aortic diseases
  • cardiovascular biomarkers/proteomics

Publications

Key publications

 

  • Suzuki T, Lyon A, Saggar R, Heaney LM, Aizawa K, Cittadini A, Mauro C, Citro R, Limongelli G, Ferrara F, Vriz O, Morley-Smith A, Calabro P, Bossone E. Biomarkers of acute cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care. (in press)
  • Nienaber C, Clough R, Sakalihasan N, Suzuki T, Gibbs R, Mussa F, Jenkins M, Thompson M, Evangelista A, Cheshire N, Rosendahl U, Pepper J. Aortic dissection. Nature Reviews Disease Primers. (in press).
  • Suzuki T, Heaney LM, Bhandari SL, Jones DJL, Ng LL. Trimethylamine N-oxide and prognosis in acute heart failure. Heart. 2016;102:841-8
  • See press release
  • Sawaki D, Hou L, Tomida S, Sun J, Zhan H, Aizawa K, Son BK, Kariya T, Takimoto E, Otsu K, Conway SJ, Manabe I, Komuro I, Friedman SL, Nagai R, Suzuki T. Modulation of cardiac fibrosis by Krüppel-like factor 6 through transcriptional control of thrombospondin 4 in cardiomyocytes. Cardiovasc Res. 2015;107:420-430.
  • See University news
  • Son BK, Sawaki D, Tomida S, Fujita D, Aizawa K, Aoki H, Akishita M, Manabe I, Komuro I, Friedman SL, Nagai R, Suzuki T. Granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor is required for aortic dissection/intramural haematoma. Nat Commun. 2015 Apr 29;6:6994
  • See press release
  • Suzuki T, Eagle KA, Bossone E, Ballotta A, Froehlich JB, Isselbacher EM. Medical management in type B aortic dissection. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 3:413-417, 2014.
  • Fujimoto H, Suzuki T, Aizawa K, Sawaki D, Ishida J, Ando J, Fujita H, Komuro I, Nagai R. Processed B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Is a Biomarker of Postinterventional Restenosis in Ischemic Heart Disease. Clin. Chem. 59:1330-1337, 2013.
  • Suzuki T, Bossone E, Sawaki D, Jánosi RA, Erbel R, Eagle K, Nagai R. Biomarkers of aortic diseases. Am. Heart J. 165:15-25, 2013
  • Suzuki T, Isselbacher E, Nienaber C, Pyeritz R, Eagle K, Tsai T, Cooper J, Januzzi J, Braverman A, Montgomery D, Fattori R, Pape L, Harris K, Booher A, Oh J, Peterson M, Ramanath V, Froehlich J. Type-selective benefits of medications in treatment of acute aortic dissection; (from the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection [IRAD]). Am. J. Cardiol. 109:122-127, 2012.
  • Suzuki T, Trimarchi S, Sawaki D, Grassi V, Costa E, Rampoldi V, Nagai R, Eagle KA. Circulating transforming growth factor-beta levels in acute aortic dissection. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 58:775, 2011
  • Suzuki T, Distante A, Eagle KA. Biomarker-assisted diagnosis of acute aortic dissection; how far we have come and what to expect. Curr. Opin. Cardiol. 25:541-545, 2010
  • Suzuki T. Cardiovascular diagnostic biomarkers: the past, present and future. Circ. J. 73:806-809, 2009
  • Suzuki T, Distante A, Zizza A, Trimarchi S, Villani M, Salerno Uriarte JA, de Luca Tupputi Schinosa L, Renzulli A, Sabino F, Nowak R, Birkhahn R, Hollander JE, Counselman F, Vijayendran R, Bossone E, Eagle K; for the IRAD-Bio Investigators. Diagnosis of acute aortic dissection by D-Dimer: the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection substudy on Biomarkers (IRAD-Bio) experience. Circulation. 119:2702-2707, 2009
  • Suzuki T, Distante A, Zizza A, Trimarchi S, Villani M, Salerno Uriarte JA, de Luca Tupputi Schinosa L, Renzulli A, Sabino F, Nowak R, Birkhahn R, Hollander JE, Counselman F, Bossone E, Eagle K; International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection substudy on Biomarkers (IRAD-Bio) Investigators. Preliminary experience with the smooth muscle troponin-like protein, calponin, as a novel biomarker for diagnosing acute aortic dissection. Eur. Heart J. 29:1439-1445, 2008
  • Suzuki T, Nagai R. Molecular markers for cardiovascular disease: cardiovascular biomarkers to proteomic discovery. Nat. Clin. Pract. Cardiovasc. Med. 5:295, 2008.

 

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