Brian T. Tsuji PharmD, FCCP, FCCM, FIDSA

Brian Tsuji

Brian T. Tsuji
PharmD, FCCP, FCCM, FIDSA

Professor and Associate Dean, Clinical and Translational Sciences

Department of Pharmacy Practice

School of Pharmacy

Contact Information
701 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 881-7543
btsuji@buffalo.edu



Professional Summary:

Our Interdisciplinary Laboratory is entirely dedicated to Clinical and Translational Approaches to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance. My team is focused PK/PD approaches to optimize antimicrobial dosing. With the recent emergence of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria, our independent, NIH-funded research program was one of the first to define and refine new exposure response relationships for the ‘last line’ polymyxin antibiotics (polymyxin B and colistin) and carbapenems. We were also one of the first laboratories to define key PK/PD relationships for a number of antibiotics that were crucial to guide dose selection in Phase 1, 2, and 3 clinical trials.

I have been very fortunate to be the Principal Investigator of R01AI111990, a $4.4M NIH grant which seeks to investigate the PK/PD of polymyxin combinations. We have published a series (n>25) of original manuscripts which have focused on innovative dosing strategies for polymyxin and β-lactam combinations. This allows our team to push the boundaries of knowledge in antimicrobial pharmacology, and it is our clinical focus which allows us to provide insights into translating these scientific findings toward the care of critically ill patients who are infected with resistant Gram-negatives. I have been fortunate to be the mentor of 12 post-doctoral fellows who have gone on to successful careers. I also embrace my role as Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Sciences in developing new and exciting programs and collaborations across the University for our faculty and students. A Past-President of the International Society of Anti-Infective Pharmacology, a member of the Antimicrobial Resistance Leadership Group and the Co-Chair of the International Consensus Guidelines for Optimal Polymyxin Use in collaboration with 6 international infectious diseases societies and organizations, I will leverage these experiences for our faculty and students at UB.

Awards and Honors:

  • Exceptional Scholar Young Investigator Award (2009)


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Abstracts:

  • McClain R; Tsuji BT. Canadian Community- and Healthcare-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): An Evaluation of Accessory Gene Regulator (agr) Function and Vancomycin (V) Pharmacodynamics. 48th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy October 25 - 28, 2008, Washington, DC. 2008.
  • Begic D; Tsuji BT. Comparative Daptomycin (DAP) and Vancomycin (VAN) Activity Against Staphylococcus aureus hemB Mutants Expressing the Small-Colony-Variant (SCV) Phenotype in an In Vitro Pharmacodynamic Model (IVPM). 48th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy October 25 - 28, 2008, Washington, DC. 2008.
  • Bulitta J; Tsuji BT. Inverse Inoculum Effect of Ciprofloxacin (CIP) and Imipenem (IMI) Against Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa) Characterized by New Mechanism-Based Pharmacodynamic (PD) Models. 48th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy October 25 - 28, 2008, Washington, DC. 2008.
  • Ly N; Tsuji BT. Mechanism-Based Pharmacokinetic / Pharmacodynamic Model for the Inverse Inoculum Effect of Imipenem against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. 2008 AAPS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA; November 16 - 20, 2008.. 2008.
  • Takata T; Tsuji BT. Relationship Between Accessory Gene Regulator Locus with Vancomycin Bactericidal Activity and Efficacy in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia. 48th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy October 25 - 28, 2008, Washington, DC. 2008.
  • Wu M; Tsuji BT. Vancomycin and Daptomycin Pharmacodynamics Differ Against a Site-Directed Staphylococcus epidermidis Mutant Displaying the Small Colony Variant Phenotype. 48th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy October 25 - 28, 2008, Washington, DC. 2008.

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Presentations:

  • "http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2017/05/032.html" . (2009)
  • "Mechanism-Based Pharmacokinetic Pharmacodynamic (PKPD) Model for the Inverse Inoculum Effect of Imipenem Against Psedomonas Aeruginosa" American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Meeting (2008)

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Contact Information

701 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 881-7543
btsuji@buffalo.edu