Mikita Fuchita, MD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan (2013)
Residency:
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Program, Anesthesiology (2019)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Critical Care Medicine (2021)
  • University of Colorado, Clinical Research (2022)
  • University of Colorado, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology (2023)
Languages: English, Japanese
Department: Anesthesiology

Recognition & Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Anesthesia, Indiana University School of Medicine (2019)
  • Resident Scholar, Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (2017)

Teaching

  • Senior Instructor (2022)
    School of Medicine, Anesthesiology
  • Assistant Professor (2023)
    School of Medicine, Anesthesiology

Publications

  • Venere K, Ridgeway K, Page Ii RL, Fuchita M. On "Role of Physical Therapists in the Management of Individuals at Risk for or Diagnosed With Venous Thromboembolism: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline 2022." Hillegass E, Lukaszewicz K, Puthoff M. Phys Ther. 2022;102:pzac057. https://doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzac057. Phys Ther. 2023 Jul 1;103(7). PubMed PMID: 37021837
  • Fuchita M, Perkins A, Holler E, Glober N, Lasiter S, Mohanty S, Ortiz D, Gao S, French DD, Boustani M, Zarzaur BL. Utility of the Healthy Aging Brain Care Monitor as a Patient-Reported Symptom Monitoring Tool in Older Injury Survivors. J Surg Res. 2023 Oct;290:83-91. PubMed PMID: 37224608
  • Ortiz D, Perkins AJ, Fuchita M, Gao S, Holler E, Meagher AD, Mohanty S, French DD, Lasiter S, Khan B, Boustani M, Zarzaur BL. Pre-existing Anxiety and Depression in Injured Older Adults—An Under-recognized Comorbidity with Major Health Implications. Ann Surg Open 2022 Dec; 3(4):e217. Pubmed PMID: 36590891
  • Fuchita M, Ridgeway KJ, Kimzey C, Melanson EL, Fernandez-Bustamante A. Accelerometer-measured Inpatient Physical Activity and Associated Outcomes after Major Abdominal Surgery: A Systematic Review. Interact J Med Res 2023 May 15;12:e46629. Pubmed PMID: 37184924
  • Fuchita M, Pattee J, Russell DW, Driver BE, Prekker ME, Barnes CR, Brewer JM, Doerschug KC, Gaillard JP, Gandotra S, Ghamande S, Gibbs KW, Hughes CG, Janz DR, Khan A, Mitchell SH, Page DB, Rice TW, Self WH, Smith LM, Stempek SB, Trent SA, Vonderhaar DJ, West JR, Whitson MR, Williamson K, Semler MW, Casey JD, Ginde AA. Prophylactic Administration of Vasopressors Prior to Emergency Intubation in Critically Ill Patients: A Secondary Analysis of Two Multicenter Clinical Trials. Crit Care Explor 2023 Jul; 5(7): e0946. Pubmed PMID: 37457916
  • Glober N, LaShell A, Montelauro N, Troyer L, Supples M, Unroe K, Tainter C, Faris G, Fuchita M, Boustani M. Impact of interhospital transfer on patients with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2023 Jul-Sep;15(3):e12469. PubMed PMID: 37693225
  • Fuchita M, Blaine C, Keyworth A, Morfin K, Primi B, Ridgeway K, Stake N, Watson H, Matlock D, Mehta AB. Perspectives on Sedation Among Interdisciplinary Team Members in ICU: A Survey Study. Crit Care Explor. 2023 Sep;5(9):e0972. PubMed PMID: 37670739
  • Fuchita M, Ridgeway KJ, Sandridge B, Kimzey C, Abraham A, Melanson EL, Fernandez-Bustamante A. Comparison of postoperative mobilization measurements by activPAL versus Johns Hopkins Highest Level of Mobility scale after major abdominal surgery. Surgery. 2023 Oct;174(4):851-857. PubMed PMID: 37580218
  • Fuchita M, Pattee J, Russell DW, Driver BE, Prekker ME, Barnes CR, Brewer JM, Doerschug KC, Gaillard JP, Gandotra S, Ghamande S, Gibbs KW, Hughes CG, Janz DR, Khan A, Mitchell SH, Page DB, Rice TW, Self WH, Smith LM, Stempek SB, Trent SA, Vonderhaar DJ, West JR, Whitson MR, Williamson K, Semler MW, Casey JD, Ginde AA. Prophylactic Administration of Vasopressors Prior to Emergency Intubation in Critically Ill Patients: A Secondary Analysis of Two Multicenter Clinical Trials. Crit Care Explor. 2023 Jul;5(7):e0946. PubMed PMID: 37457916
  • Fuchita M, Perkins A, Holler E, Glober N, Lasiter S, Mohanty S, Ortiz D, Gao S, French DD, Boustani M, Zarzaur BL. Utility of the Healthy Aging Brain Care Monitor as a Patient-Reported Symptom Monitoring Tool in Older Injury Survivors. J Surg Res. 2023 Oct;290:83-91. PubMed PMID: 37224608
  • Fuchita M, Ridgeway KJ, Kimzey C, Melanson EL, Fernandez-Bustamante A. Accelerometer-Measured Inpatient Physical Activity and Associated Outcomes After Major Abdominal Surgery: Systematic Review. Interact J Med Res. 2023 May 15;12:e46629. PubMed PMID: 37184924
  • Venere K, Ridgeway K, Page Ii RL, Fuchita M. On "Role of Physical Therapists in the Management of Individuals at Risk for or Diagnosed With Venous Thromboembolism: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline 2022." Hillegass E, Lukaszewicz K, Puthoff M. Phys Ther. 2022;102:pzac057. https://doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzac057. Phys Ther. 2023 Jul 1;103(7). PubMed PMID: 37021837
  • Khan SH, Perkins A, Fuchita M, Holler E, Ortiz D, Boustani M, Khan B, Gao S. Development of a Population-level Prediction Model for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Survivorship and Mortality in Older Adults: A Population-based Cohort Study. Health Science Reports. October 2023.
  • Fuchita M, Ridgeway KJ, Sandridge B, Kimzey C, Abraham A, Melanson EL, Fernandez-Bustamante A. (in press) Comparison of Postoperative Mobilization Measurements by ActivPAL vs Johns Hopkins Highest Level of Mobility Scale after Major Abdominal Surgery. Surgery 2023.
  • Glober N, LaShell A, Montelauro NJ, Troyer L, Fuchita M, Supples MW, Unroe K, Tainter C, Boustani M. (in press) Impact of Interhospital Transfer on Older Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Related Dementias. DADM 2023.
  • Fuchita M, Blaine C, Keyworth A, Morfin K, Primi B, Ridgeway KJ, Stake N, Watson H, Matlock D, Mehta A. (in press) Perspectives on Sedation Among Interdisciplinary Clinicians in Intensive Care Unit. Crit Care Explor 2023.
  • Fuchita M, Ridgeway KJ, Fernandez-Bustamante A. Pain and Mobilization after Surgery: Comment. Anesthesiology. 2022 Aug 1;137(2):265-266. PubMed PMID: 35588465
  • Fuchita M. Opportunities to advance patient care using wireless technology. Comment on Br J Anaesth 2022; 128: 857-63. Br J Anaesth. 2022 Sep;129(3):e57-e58. PubMed PMID: 35738939
  • Ortiz D, Perkins AJ, Fuchita M, Gao S, Holler E, Meagher AD, Mohanty S, French DD, Lasiter S, Khan B, Boustani M, Zarzaur B. Pre-Existing Anxiety and Depression in Injured Older Adults: An Under-Recognized Comorbidity With Major Health Implications. Ann Surg Open. 2022 Dec;3(4):e217. PubMed PMID: 36590891
  • Fuchita M. Opportunities to advance patient care using wireless technology. Comment on Br J Anaesth 2022; 128: 857-63. Br J Anaesth. 2022 Sep;129(3):e57-e58. PubMed PMID: 35738939
  • Fuchita M, Ridgeway KJ, Fernandez-Bustamante A. Pain and Mobilization after Surgery: Comment. Anesthesiology. 2022 Aug 1;137(2):265-266. PubMed PMID: 35588465
  • Fuchita M, Khan SH, Perkins AJ, Gao S, Wang S, Kesler KA, Khan BA. Perioperative Risk Factors for Postoperative Delirium in Patients Undergoing Esophagectomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Jul;108(1):190-195. PubMed PMID: 30817919
  • Fuchita M, Khan SH, Khan BA. Reply. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Dec;108(6):1925. PubMed PMID: 31761265
  • Fuchita M, Khan SH, Perkins AJ, Gao S, Wang S, Kesler KA, Khan BA. Perioperative risk factors for postoperative delirium in patients undergoing esophagectomy. Ann Thorac Surg 2019;108(1):190-195.
  • Fuchita M, Khan SH, Khan BA. Reply to letter – Length of intensive care unit stay: an unneglectable risk factor for postoperative delirium. Ann Thorac Surg 2019;108(6):1925.
  • Khan BA, Perkins AJ, Campbell NL, Gao S, Khan SH, Wang S, Fuchita M, Weber DJ, Zarzaur BL, Boustani MA, Kesler K. Preventing Postoperative Delirium After Major Noncardiac Thoracic Surgery-A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Dec;66(12):2289-2297. PubMed PMID: 30460981
  • Khan BA, Perkins AJ, Campbell NL, Gao S, Khan SH, Wang S, Fuchita M, Weber DJ, Zarzaur BL, Boustani MA, Kesler KA. Preventing post-operative delirium after major non-cardiac thoracic surgery: a randomized trial. J Am Geriatr Soc 2018;66(12):2289-2297.
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists, Member
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, Member
  • International Anesthesia Research Society, Member
  • European Society of Intensive Medicine, Member
  • Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Anesthesiology
  • Innovation and Implementation Science, Certificate (2023)
  • Critical Care Echocardiography, Board Certification (2022)
  • Anesthesiology, Board Certification (2021)
  • Critical Care Medicine, Board Certification (2021)
Clinical Interests
My areas of interests include post-intensive care syndrome, delirium, sedation optimization in the ICU, early mobilization, ventilator management, implementation science, and Agile science.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide the best care for each patient by practicing evidence-based medicine and understanding their unique values and perspectives. My goal is to ensure 100% alignment between what our patients need and want and the care our team provides through honest conversations.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan (2013)
Residency Programs:
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Program, Anesthesiology (2019)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Critical Care Medicine (2021)
  • University of Colorado, Clinical Research (2022)
  • University of Colorado, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology (2023)
Languages: English, Japanese
Department: Anesthesiology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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