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Hirofumi Nakatomi

Departments/Divisions

Department of Neurosurgery

Titles

M.D. , Ph.D.

Expertise/Specialties

Acoustic neuroma surgery, Arteriovenous malformation surgery, Skull base meningioma surgery, vertebrobasilar aneurysm surgery

Research Interests

Functional preservation of brain, brainstem and cranial nerves, surgical simulation with 3DCG, functional restoration by brain-machine interface (BMI), neural regeneration by recruitment of endogenous progenitors

Languages

Japanese/ English

HomePage

http://acousticneuromacure.com

Education
1993 University of Tokyo Medical school MD
2003 The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine PhD
Training
1993-1994 The University of Tokyo Hospital Internship
1994-1995 Showa General Hospital Resident
1995-1999 Fuji Brain Institute and Hospital Resident
2002-2004 Mayo clinic, Rochester Clinical fellow
2004-2005 University of Cincinnati Skull base fellow
Appointments and positions
2005-2006 The University of Tokyo Hospital Clinical associate
2006-2009 Toranomon Hospital Associate director
2010-2013 Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo Assistant professor
2013-2014 Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo Associate professor
2015- Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo Program director
Board Certifications
1999 Japanese Board of neurosurgery
2014 Japanese Board of cerebrovascular disease and stroke
Selected Publications
  • Nakatomi H, Miyazaki H, Tanaka M, Kin T, Yoshino M, Oyama H, Usui M, Moriyama H, Kojima H, Kaga K, Saito N. Improved preservation of function during acoustic neuroma surgery.J Neurosurg 2015 Jan;122(1):24-33.
  • Ono H, Nakatomi H, Tsutsumi K, Inoue T, Teraoka A, Yoshimoto Y, Ide T, Kitanaka C, Ueki K, Imai H, Saito N. Symptomatic recurrence of intracranial arterial dissections: follow-up study of 143 consecutive cases and pathological investigation. Stroke. 2013 Jan;44(1):126-31.
  • Kin T, Nakatomi H, Shojima M, Tanaka M, Ino K, Mori H, Kunimatsu A, Oyama H, Saito N. A new strategic neurosurgical planning tool for brainstem cavernous malformations using interactive computer graphics with multimodal fusion images. J Neurosurg. 2012 Jul;117(1):78-88.
  • Nakatomi H, Kuriu T, Okabe S, Yamamoto S, Hatano O, Kawahara N, Tamura A, Kirino T, Nakafuku M. Regeneration of hippocampal pyramidal neurons after ischemic brain injury by recruitment of endogenous neural progenitors. Cell. 110(4): 429-41, 2002.
Academic Societies
  • Japanese Neurosurgical Society member
  • Japanese Stroke Society member
  • Japanese Society of Skullbase Surgery faculty member
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons member
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons member
  • International Acoustic Neuroma Meeting faculty member
Editorial Boards
  • Stroke journal reviewer
  • Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular disease reviewer
  • Neurological Medico Chirurgica reviewer
  • World Neurosurgery reviewer
  • Journal of Neurological science reviewer
Honors
1997 The Domonkai Award, from the Tokyo Univeristy Hospital Department of Neurosurrgery "to recognize an outstanding clinical article"
1998 Japanese Neurosurgical Society Young Investigator Award
2000 The Domonkai Award, from the Tokyo University Hospital Department of Neurosurrgery "to recognize an outstanding clinical article"
2003 Japanese Heart Asociation Kusano Award
2003 The Domonkai Award, from the Tokyo Univeristy Hospital Department of Neurosurrgery "to recognize an outstanding clinical article"

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