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Intensive Care Medicine

Specialized medical services

YUUJI Fujino Director of Intensive Care Medicine
YUUJI Fujino
Director of
Intensive Care Medicine

The Department of Intensive Care Medicine is responsible for the management of critically ill medical and surgical patients who are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). We have a comprehensive approach to clinical care, which often includes complex organ supports such as mechanical ventilation, vasoactive infusions, mechanical circulatory supports and treatments such as dialysis. All care is under the supervision of specially trained critical care doctors who provide a continuous medical presence 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Intensive Care requires the expertise of well-trained nursing and allied health personnel as well as support from technicians and bioengineers to ensure all therapeutic devices are well-maintained. Intensive Care Specialists (also known and "Intensivists") play the central role and coordinate the care by collaborating with clinicians from other specialties across the hospital who also contribute their unique skills and expertise to patients in ICU.


Our Intensive Care Department was one of the first to be established in Japan, commencing in 1974 following Tohoku University and is accredited as a specialist training facility by the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine (JSICM). We embrace our responsibility to train the next generation of critical care clinicians and to advance patient care through research.

Over the last fifty years, our ICU has grown to 29 beds, with 1355 patients admitted in 2022.The majority of our ICU patients are adults admitted for post-operative care following major cardiovascular or gastrointestinal surgery, however we also regularly care for medical patients with conditions such as sepsis and respiratory failure. Additionally, we have considerable experience and expertise in the management of critically ill children and support pediatric patients with liver failure and congenital heart disease requiring transplantation, ventricular assist devices, and other complex interventions.

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Information for Outpatients

Consultation times

First visit 8:30 am to 11:00 am
Revisit 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Revisit with appointment 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

※First-time visitors to Osaka University Hospital must have a referral from a physician.

Outpatient consultation days

Monday to Friday

Non-consultation days

Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays New Year’s Holidays: Dec. 29 to Jan. 3