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    Hisashi Tsukada, MD, PhD

    Hisashi Tsukada, MD, PhD
    Director, Fine Needle Aspiration Service, Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School


    Thoracic Oncology

    Office phone: 617-732-7157
    Appointment phone: 617-732-6824
    Fax: 617-730-2853
    Email: htsukada1@partners.org

    Preferred contact method: email
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    Surgical Oncology


    Rigid and flexible bronchoscopies, Navigational bronchoscopies, Bronchial thermoplasties for asthma, Management of pleural disease, Management of airway disorders and medical thoracoscopies

    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    75 Francis Street
    Boston, MA 02215


    Dr. Hisashi Tsukada joined Brigham and Women’s Division of Thoracic Surgery as an Associate Surgeon in 2014. He attended the St. Marianna School of Medicine in Japan, where he obtained his medical degree. He then completed his Surgical Residency at Mitsui Memorial Hospital in Japan and a General Thoracic Surgery Fellowship at St. Marianna University Hospital. After moving to the United States in 2006, Dr. Tsukada completed an Interventional Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery Research Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.

    During this time, he also received his Doctorate of Philosophy at St. Marianna University. His training includes rigid and flexible bronchoscopies, airway stenting, endobronchial lasers, percutaneous tracheostomies, endobronchial ultrasounds, bronchial thermoplasties (BT) for asthma, medical thoracoscopies, Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) and standard thoracic surgical procedures. He has also been active in the BWH Lung Center, and currently leads the Tracheobronchial Disorders group.


    Board Certification
    Chest Surgery, 2006
    Thoracic Surgery, 2004

    St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Interventional Pulmonology, 2014
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Research Fellow, Thoracic Surgery, 2011
    St. Marianna University Hospital, Thoracic Surgery, 1999

    Mistui Memorial Hospital, Tokyo, General Surgery, 1995

    Medical School
    St. Marianna University School of Medicine, 1991

    Graduate School
    St. Marianna University Hospital, PhD, 2004


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