Keiko Amano, MD, MS

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Dean's Office
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address2210 E Illinois Avenue
Fresno CA 93701
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    Keiko Amano, MD, is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the shoulder and elbow.

    Dr. Amano began her educational career at the University of California, Berkeley, earning her bachelor’s degree in bioengineering. She then attended Georgetown University to earn her Master of Science in physiology. Dr. Amano then matriculated to the University of California, San Diego, to earn her Doctor of Medicine. Between her years in medical school, Dr. Amano returned her UC Berkeley/UCSF for an additional master’s degree in bioengineering, during which she earned the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor award for her teaching.

    Upon completing medical school, she moved to Texas for an orthopaedic surgery residency through the University of Texas Medical Branch, where she won the “Golden Bone” resident teaching award in 2019. Dr. Amano furthered her education and training by completing an elbow and shoulder fellowship through Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

    When Dr. Amano is not caring for patients, teaching the next generation of world-class surgeons, or conducting cutting-edge research, you can find her enjoying the outdoor California weather or exploring the various local restaurants around the area.

    Dr. Amano is fluent in Japanese.

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    1. Skewing of the B cell receptor repertoire in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. Brain Behav Immun. 2021 07; 95:245-255. Sato W, Ono H, Matsutani T, Nakamura M, Shin I, Amano K, Suzuki R, Yamamura T. PMID: 33794313.
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    2. Altered Structural Brain Networks Related to Adrenergic/Muscarinic Receptor Autoantibodies in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. J Neuroimaging. 2020 11; 30(6):822-827. Fujii H, Sato W, Kimura Y, Matsuda H, Ota M, Maikusa N, Suzuki F, Amano K, Shin I, Yamamura T, Mori H, Sato N. PMID: 32609410.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. A case of recurrent takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy associated with pheochromocytoma exhibiting different patterns of left ventricular wall motion abnormality and coronary vasospasm: a case report. Eur Heart J Case Rep. 2020 Aug; 4(4):1-5. Sato K, Takahashi J, Amano K, Shimokawa H. PMID: 32974441; PMCID: PMC7501897.
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    4. Altered tibiofemoral position following ACL reconstruction is associated with cartilage matrix changes: A voxel-based relaxometry analysis. J Orthop Res. 2020 11; 38(11):2454-2463. Li AK, Ochoa JK, Pedoia V, Amano K, Souza RB, Li X, Ma CB. PMID: 32369216.
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    5. Infrapatellar fat pad abnormalities are associated with a higher inflammatory synovial fluid cytokine profile in young adults following ACL tear. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2020 01; 28(1):82-91. Heilmeier U, Mamoto K, Amano K, Eck B, Tanaka M, Bullen JA, Schwaiger BJ, Huebner JL, Stabler TV, Kraus VB, Ma CB, Link TM, Li X. PMID: 31526878; PMCID: PMC6935420.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Brain abnormalities in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: Evaluation by diffusional kurtosis imaging and neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2019 03; 49(3):818-824. Kimura Y, Sato N, Ota M, Shigemoto Y, Morimoto E, Enokizono M, Matsuda H, Shin I, Amano K, Ono H, Sato W, Yamamura T. PMID: 30430664.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    7. Longitudinal analysis of tibiofemoral cartilage contact area and position in ACL reconstructed patients. J Orthop Res. 2018 10; 36(10):2718-2727. Chen E, Amano K, Pedoia V, Souza RB, Ma CB, Li X. PMID: 29667733; PMCID: PMC7238867.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    8. Synovial Fluid Profile at the Time of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Its Association With Cartilage Matrix Composition 3 Years After Surgery. Am J Sports Med. 2018 03; 46(4):890-899. Amano K, Huebner JL, Stabler TV, Tanaka M, McCulloch CE, Lobach I, Lane NE, Kraus VB, Ma CB, Li X. PMID: 29364702; PMCID: PMC7263374.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Variations in Knee Kinematics After ACL Injury and After Reconstruction Are Correlated With Bone Shape Differences. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Oct; 475(10):2427-2435. Lansdown DA, Pedoia V, Zaid M, Amano K, Souza RB, Li X, Ma CB. PMID: 28451863; PMCID: PMC5599391.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Acute Shortening Versus Bridging Plate for Highly Comminuted Olecranon Fractures. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2017 Sep/Oct; 46(5):E330-E335. Marmor M, Amano K, Yamamoto A, Friedberg D, McDonald E, Meinberg E. PMID: 29099893.
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    11. Effects of Surgical Factors on Cartilage Can Be Detected Using Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Apr; 45(5):1075-1084. Amano K, Li AK, Pedoia V, Koff MF, Krych AJ, Link TM, Potter H, Rodeo S, Li X, Ma CB, Majumdar S, Arthritis Foundation-ACL Consortium. PMID: 28768432.
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    12. Analysis of the articular cartilage T1? and T2 relaxation times changes after ACL reconstruction in injured and contralateral knees and relationships with bone shape. J Orthop Res. 2017 03; 35(3):707-717. Pedoia V, Su F, Amano K, Li Q, McCulloch CE, Souza RB, Link TM, Ma BC, Li X. PMID: 27557479; PMCID: PMC6863081.
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    13. Advanced Imaging in Osteoarthritis. Sports Health. 2016 Sep; 8(5):418-28. Li Q, Amano K, Link TM, Ma CB. PMID: 27510507; PMCID: PMC5010138.
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    14. [Gender difference in coronary artery disease--Comparison with foreign countries]. Nihon Rinsho. 2016 Jun 20; 74 Suppl 4 Pt 1:25-32. Amano K. PMID: 27534142.
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    15. Functional knee assessment with advanced imaging. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2016 Jun; 9(2):123-9. Amano K, Li Q, Ma CB. PMID: 27052009; PMCID: PMC4896883.
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    16. Baseline cartilage quality is associated with voxel-based T1? and T2 following ACL reconstruction: A multicenter pilot study. J Orthop Res. 2017 03; 35(3):688-698. Russell C, Pedoia V, Amano K, Potter H, Majumdar S, AF-ACL Consortium. PMID: 27138363; PMCID: PMC6860012.
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    17. Persistent Biomechanical Alterations After ACL Reconstruction Are Associated With Early Cartilage Matrix Changes Detected by Quantitative MR. Orthop J Sports Med. 2016 Apr; 4(4):2325967116644421. Amano K, Pedoia V, Su F, Souza RB, Li X, Ma CB. PMID: 27169133; PMCID: PMC4853834.
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    18. Cartilage T1? and T2 relaxation times: longitudinal reproducibility and variations using different coils, MR systems and sites. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2015 Dec; 23(12):2214-2223. Li X, Pedoia V, Kumar D, Rivoire J, Wyatt C, Lansdown D, Amano K, Okazaki N, Savic D, Koff MF, Felmlee J, Williams SL, Majumdar S. PMID: 26187574; PMCID: PMC4663102.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 38     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. [Gender difference in the mortality and prevalence in Japan]. Nihon Rinsho. 2015 Apr; 73(4):551-6. Amano K. PMID: 25936140.
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    20. Sonographic detection of a radiolucent object in dialysis vascular access. J Clin Ultrasound. 2015 Jul-Aug; 43(6):397-9. Tanemoto M, Higaki M, Amano K, Toyoki D, Arai S, Tomioka S, Uchida S. PMID: 24975283.
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    21. Effects of perinatal exposure to low dose of bisphenol A on anxiety like behavior and dopamine metabolites in brain. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2012 Dec 03; 39(2):273-9. Matsuda S, Matsuzawa D, Ishii D, Tomizawa H, Sutoh C, Nakazawa K, Amano K, Sajiki J, Shimizu E. PMID: 22760093.
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    22. [Gender differences in coronary artery disease]. Nihon Rinsho. 2011 Sep; 69 Suppl 7:661-7. Amano K. PMID: 22519067.
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    23. Changes in brain monoamine levels in neonatal rats exposed to bisphenol A at low doses. Chemosphere. 2010 Feb; 78(7):894-906. Matsuda S, Saika S, Amano K, Shimizu E, Sajiki J. PMID: 20006895.
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    24. Pharmacogenetics of hormone replacement therapy for climacteric symptoms. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008 Oct 03; 374(4):604-8. Takeo C, Ugai K, Araki J, Zhang L, Baba M, Ohashi W, Ueno K, Suzuki Y, Amano K, Hirai A, Muramatsu M. PMID: 18627768.
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    25. Association of cytosine-adenine repeat polymorphism of the estrogen receptor-beta gene with menopausal symptoms. Gend Med. 2005 Jun; 2(2):96-105. Takeo C, Negishi E, Nakajima A, Ueno K, Tatsuno I, Saito Y, Amano K, Hirai A. PMID: 16115604.
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    26. [Gender-specific medicine in older women]. Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. 2005 Mar; 42(2):160-3. Amano K. PMID: 15852643.
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    27. [Coronary heart disease and hormone replacement therapy]. Nihon Rinsho. 2003 May; 61 Suppl 5:914-9. Amano K. PMID: 12809056.
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    28. [Myocardial infarction in women]. Nihon Rinsho. 2003 May; 61 Suppl 5:715-20. Amano K. PMID: 12809026.
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