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Tomohiro Sawa, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Teikyo University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Chief Information Officer, Headquarters, Teikyo University, Tokyo, Japan


  • PhD, Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo Medical University, Japan, 2003
  • MS, Medical Informatics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001
  • MD, Sapporo Medical University, 1993

Board Memberships:

  • Board Member, Committee of Perioperative Incident, Division of Patient Safety, Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Board Member, Committee of Perioperative Database, Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Trustee, Japanese Association for Medical Simulation

Journal Reviewer / Editorial Board

  • Simulation in Healthcare

Research Interests

Dr. Sawa's research interest focuses on large-scale clinical/research databases. He has been involved in the development of a perioperative incident database for the Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists. He has also been leading the development of a clinical research database specialized in cancer registry management for Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan. As a CIO of Teikyo University, Dr. Sawa has been designing and developing the hospital information system for one of the largest hospitals in Japan.