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Hiroo Suami

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Unit Number: 1488
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FC19.5000
Phone: 713-794-1247
Fax: 713-794-5492

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1998 Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, PhD, Plastic Surgery
1991 Shinshu University School of Medicine, Nagano, Japan, MD, Medicine

Postgraduate Training

2001-2002 Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia
1993-1996 Oncological Trainee, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan
1991-1993 Clinical Residency, Plastic Surgery, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

Board Certifications

1999 Japan Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Clinical Research Program Coordinator, Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1/2009-6/2010

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Research Officer, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Research Unit, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia, 2005-2008
Research Officer, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Research Unit, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia, 2003-2005
Instructor, Plastic Surgery, Kyorin University, Tokyo, Japan, 1997-2003

Honors and Awards

2011-present Who's Who in America
2009-present Who's Who in the World
2009 Research Award, Basic Science Category, Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Suami H, Yamashita S, Soto M, Chang D. Lympathic Territories (Lymphosomes) in a Canine: An Animal Model for Investigation of Postoperative Lymphatic Alternations. Plos One. e-Pub 7/2013.
2. Buretta K, Brat G, Christensen J, Ibrahim Z, Grahammer J, Furtmuller G, Suami H, Cooney D, Lee W, Brandacher G, Sacks J. Near-Infrared Lymphography as a Minimally Invasive Modality for Imaging Lymphatic Reconstruction in a Rat Orthotopic Hind Limb Transplantation. Transpl Int.(10.1111/tri. 12150). e-Pub 7/2013.
3. Suami H, Chang DW, Yamada K, Kimata Y. Use of Indocyanine Green Fluorescent Lymphography for Evaluating Dynamic Lymphatic Status. Plast Reconstr Surg 127(3):74e-76e, 3/2011. PMID: 21364396.
4. Mehrara BJ, Zampell JC, Suami H, Chang DW. Surgical Management of Lymphedema: Past, Present and Future. Lymphat Res Biol 9(3):159-67, 2011. PMID: 22066746.
5. Suami H, Chang DW. Overview of Surgical Treatments for Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema. Plast Reconstr Surg 126(6):1853-1863, 12/2010. PMID: 21124127.
6. Suami H, Pan WR, Taylor GI. Historical Review of Breast Lymphatic Studies. Clin Anat 22(5):531-6, 7/2009. PMID: 19484798.
7. Pan WR, Suami H, Corlett RJ, Ashton MW. Lymphatic Drainage of the Nasal Fossae and Nasopharynx: Preliminary Anatomical and Radiological Study with Clinical Implications. Head Neck 31(1):52-7, 1/2009. PMID: 18972423.
8. Pan WR, Suami H, Rozen WM, Taylor GI. Computed Tomography in the Management of Cervical Lymph Node Pathology. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 61(10):1244-5, 10/2008. e-Pub 6/2008. PMID: 18585114.
9. Pan WR, Suami H, Taylor GI. Lymphatic Drainage of the Superficial Tissues of the Head and Neck: Anatomical Study and Clinical Implications. Plast Reconstr Surg 121(5):1614-24; discussion 1625-6, 5/2008. PMID: 18453984.
10. Suami H, O'Neill JK, Pan WR, Taylor GI. Superficial Lymphatic System of the Upper Torso: Preliminary Radiographic Results in Human Cadavers. Plast Reconstr Surg 121(4):1231-9, 4/2008. PMID: 18349641.
11. Suami H, Pan WR, Mann GB, Taylor GI. The Lymphatic Anatomy of the Breast and its Implications for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: A Human Cadaver Study. Ann Surg Oncol 15(3):863-71, 3/2008. e-Pub 11/2007. PMCID: PMC2234450.
12. Rozen WM, Palmer KP, Suami H, Pan WR, Ashton MW, Corlett RJ, Taylor GI. The DIEA Branching Pattern and its Relationship to Perforators: The Importance of Preoperative Computed Tomographic Angiography for DIEA Perforator Flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg 121(2):367-73, 2/2008. PMID: 18300951.
13. Suami H, O'Neill JK, Pan WR, Taylor GI. Perforating Lymph Vessels in the Canine Torso: Direct Lymph Pathway From Skin to the Deep Lymphatics. Plast Reconstr Surg 121(1):31-6, 1/2008. PMID: 18176203.
14. Pan WR, Suami H, Taylor GI. Senile Changes in Human Lymph Nodes. Lymphat Res Biol 6(2):77-83, 2008. PMID: 18564922.
15. Suami H, Pan WR, Taylor GI. Changes in the Lymph Structure of the Upper Limb After Axillary Dissection: Radiographic and Anatomical Study in a Human Cadaver. Plast Reconstr Surg 120(4):982-91, 9/2007. PMID: 17805128.
16. Suami H, Pan WR, Taylor GI. The Lymphatics of the Skin Filled by a Dermal Backflow: An Observation in a Scarred Cadaver Leg. Lymphology 40(3):122-6, 9/2007. PMID: 18062613.
17. Suami H, Taylor GI, O'Neill J, Pan WR. Refinements of the Radiographic Cadaver Injection Technique for Investigating Minute Lymphatic Vessels. Plast Reconstr Surg 120(1):61-7, 7/2007. PMID: 17572545.
18. Suami H, Taylor GI, Pan WR. The Lymphatic Territories of the Upper Limb: Anatomical Study and Clinical Implications. Plast Reconstr Surg 119(6):1813-22, 5/2007. PMID: 17440362.

Invited Articles

1. Suami, H, Chang DW. Overview of surgical treatments for breast cancer-related lymphedema. Vasomed 23:196-197, 4/2011.
2. Suami H, Pan WR, Taylor GI. Changes in the lymph structure of the upper limb after axillary dissection. Jpn Lymphology 31:28-32, 2008.
3. Suami H, Pan WR, Taylor GI. Gross anatomy of the lymphatic system of limbs. PEPARS (Zen Nihon Byoin Shuppankai) 22:8-17, 2008.

Abstracts

1. Suami H, Chang DW. Demonstration of the lymphatic system in animal models. Plast Reconstr Surg 127(55):79, 5/2011.
2. Suami H, Chang, DW. Update on the lymphatic anatomy of the breast and upper extremity: studies in the animal and the cadaver models. American Association of Plastic Surgeons 90th Annual Meeting Program:219-220, 4/2011.
3. Suami H, Chang DW. A novel microsurgical injection techniuqe for investigating the lymphatic system in a cadaver. Clinical Anatomy 23(8):1036, 11/2010.
4. Suami H, Shin D, Uygur F, Chang DW. Comparative anatomical study of the lymphatic system of the upper extremity in canine and human. Clinical Anatomy 23(8):1036, 11/2010.
5. Suami H, Pan WR, Taylor GI. Anatomy of the lymphatics of the upper limb and anterior upper torso, and their prospoective relationship. Ann Surg Oncol 15(Supplement 1):4-5, 2008.
6. Taylor GI, Suami H, Pan WR, Shayan R, Stacker S. Lymphatic anatomy. Ann Surg Oncol 15(Supplement 1):2-3, 2008.
7. Pan WR, Suami H, Taylor GI. Senile changes in human lymph nodes. Ann Surg Oncol 15(Supplement 1):26, 2008.
8. Pan WR, Suami H, Taylor GI. The anatomy of superficial lymphatics of the head and neck: an antomical study and clinical application. Ann Sug Oncol 15(Supplement 1):59, 2008.
9. Suami H, Pan WR, Taylor GI. Alterations in the lymph structure of the upper limb following axillary dissection - radiographic study in a human cadaver. ANZ J Surg 77(Supplement 1):A66-67, 2007.
10. Pan WR, Suami H, Ashton M, Corlett R, Taylor Gi. Superficial lymphatic of the head and neck - an anatomical study and clinical implications. ANZ J Surg 77:A4-5, 2007.
11. Pan WR, Suami H, Taylor GI. The superficial lymphatic drainage of the head and neck - anatomical study and clinical implications. ANZ J Surg 76(Supplement 1):A66, 2007.

Book Chapters

1. Suami H. Anatomy of the lymphatic system in extremities. In: Clinical Textbook of Lymphedema. Ed(s) Koshima S. Nagai Syoten: Tokyo, 19-27, 2011.
2. Suami H, Pan WR, Taylor GI. Redefined lymphatic anatomy of the breast with clinical implications. In: From Local Invation to Metastatic Cancer: Involvement of Distant Sites through the Lymphovascular System. Humana Press: New Jersey, USA, 45-55, 2009.

Letters to the Editor

1. Suami H, Pan WR, Taylor GI. In reply - The lymphatic anatomy of the breast and its implications for sentinel lymph node biposy: a human cadaver study. Ann Surg Oncol 15:2348-2349, 2008.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Lymphatic alterations after axillary lymph node dissection in canine model
Funding Source: Kyte Foundation Research Fund
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Duration: 2009 - 2011

Last updated: 8/19/2013