Timothy Matsuura

Timothy Matsuura

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Ph.D., Physiology, University of Minnesota, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, 2017

B.A., Biology, Dartmouth College, New Hamshire, 2005

Tim is a Post Doctoral Fellow in Dr. Daniel Kelly's lab, University of Pennsylvania.


Dissertation Title: Ischemic Postconditioning during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Improves Acute Outcomes in a Porcine Model of Prolonged Cardiac Arrest

Advisor:  Demetri Yannopoulos, M.D.

Date of Final Defense: May 18, 2017

Awards & Recognition

  • Dr. Marvin and Hadassah Bacaner Research Award (2017)
  • I.J. Fox Scholarship (2017).
  • AHA Junior Investigator Travel Stipend (2016).
  • Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association Resuscitation Science Symposium (2016, 2014, 2013)
  • The Allan Hemingway Scholarship (2012).


Research Funding Grants

16PRE27600038 Matsuura (PI) 1/1/2016 – 12/31/2017
American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship, The Consequence of Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation on Mitochondrial Function and Structure


Matsuura TR, Bartos JA, Tsangaris A, Shekar KC, Olson MD, Riess ML, et al. Early Effects of Prolonged Cardiac Arrest and Ischemic Postconditioning during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on Cardiac and Brain Mitochondrial Function in Pigs. Resuscitation. 2017 Apr.

Bartos, JA, Voicu, S, Matsuura, TR, Tsangaris, A, Sideris, G, Oestreich, BA, et al. Role of epinephrine and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the management of ischemic refractory ventricular fibrillation – a randomized trial in pigs. J Am Coll Cardiol Basic Trans Science. 2017.

Bartos JA, Matsuura TR, Tsangaris A, Olson M, McKnite SH, Rees JN, et al. Intracoronary Poloxamer 188 Prevents Reperfusion Injury in a Porcine Model of ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. JACC Basic to Transl Sci. 2016 Jun;1(4):224–34.

Bartos JA, Matsuura TR, Sarraf M, Youngquist ST, McKnite SH, Rees JN, et al. Bundled postconditioning therapies improve hemodynamics and neurologic recovery after 17 min of untreated cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2015;87:7–13.

Debaty G, Matsuura TR, Bartos JA, Rees JN, McKnite SH, Lick M, et al. Sodium nitroprusside-enhanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation facilitates intra-arrest therapeutic hypothermia in a porcine model of prolonged ventricular fibrillation. Crit Care Med. 2015;43(4):849–55.

Bartos JA, Debaty G, Matsuura T, Yannopoulos D. Post-conditioning to improve cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2014;20(3):242–9.

Riess ML, Matsuura TR, Bartos JA, Bienengraeber M, Aldakkak M, McKnite SH, et al. Anaesthetic Postconditioning at the Initiation of CPR Improves Myocardial and Mitochondrial Function in a Pig Model of Prolonged Untreated Ventricular Fibrillation. Resuscitation. 2014;85(12):1745–51.

Yannopoulos D, Segal N, Matsuura T, Sarraf M, Thorsgard M, Caldwell E, et al. Ischemic post-conditioning and vasodilator therapy during standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation to reduce cardiac and brain injury after prolonged untreated ventricular fibrillation. Resuscitation. 2013;84(8):1143–9.

Segal N, Matsuura T, Caldwell E, Sarraf M, McKnite S, Zviman M, et al. Ischemic postconditioning at the initiation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation facilitates functional cardiac and cerebral recovery after prolonged untreated ventricular fibrillation. Resuscitation. 2012;83(11):1397–403.

Yannopoulos D, Matsuura T, Schultz J, Rudser K, Halperin HR, Lurie KG. Sodium nitroprusside enhanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation improves survival with good neurological function in a porcine model of prolonged cardiac arrest. Crit Care Med. 2011;39(6):1269–74