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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Japanese orthopedic surgeon conducting research in central Indiana

MOORESVILLE, Ind. — Tatsuya Sueyoshi, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the Center for Hip & Knee Surgery and the Joint Replacement Surgeons of Indiana Research Foundation for one-year research fellowship, beginning in early April.

Sueyoshi, 37, will work at the Mooresville campus and at the foundation’s biomedical research lab at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

“We at the JRSI Research Foundation in Mooresville and the Orthopaedic Biomedical Engineering Laboratory at Rose-Hulman in Terre Haute are looking forward to Dr. Sueyoshi's research here,” said Michael Berend, MD, orthopedic surgeon with the Center for Hip & Knee Surgery and a member of the Franciscan Physician Network. “During his time with us, Dr. Sueyoshi will share his research expertise by collaborating with our team of surgeons and researchers in the investigation and improvement of total joint replacement surgery.”

Sueyoshi will split his time in support of clinical database research at the Center for Hip & Knee Surgery and biomechanical research collaborations with Rose-Hulman.

“This international exchange of clinical experience and scientific interests will bolster the research efforts of the JRSI Research Foundation in addition to providing training opportunities for Dr. Sueyoshi to take back to Japan and incorporate into the care of his own patients in back home,” Berend said.    

This is Sueyoshi’s second visit to the United States but his first time to live abroad. He said he is looking forward to living in Indiana, though he’s nervous about the “severe winter cold in the Midwest. I was brought up in Okinawa, the most southern island of Japan.”

Suevoshi received his medical degree and an advanced doctorate degree in orthopedic surgery from Kyoto University. He is board certified by the Japanese Orthopedic Association and a member of the Japanese Orthopedic Association and the Japanese Society of Cartilage Metabolism.

He plans to return to Japan following his fellowship training here. He is an orthopedic surgeon with the Yoshikawa Hospital in Kyoto.