Mitsukuni Yoshida, MD, PhD
PGY2 Resident & ASAP Scholar
Mitsu is a current resident physician in the Academic Scholar Advancement Program (ASAP) in the Department of Anesthesiology.
Raised in Tokyo, Japan, Mitsu graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 2021 with MD and PhD in Neuroscience, studying the role of a blood-circulating enzyme and metabolites in systemic aging.
Outside of the hospital, Mitsu is a dedicated researcher and remains active in both clinical and basic science research. He is investigating the role of neurometabolism in the pathophysiology of delirium under the guidance of Dr. Ben Palanca. He also leads several basic science projects in the laboratory of Dr. Rajendra Apte, studying the role of metabolism and brain circuitry in aging and age-related diseases.
Mitsu holds a 5th-degree black belt in Japanese fencing (kendo) and teaches at the local community center. In his spare time, he enjoys learning new things, performing experiments, and spending time with his wife and three daughters.