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Tatsuya Yamasoba

Tatsuya Yamasoba

Otorhinolaryngology and Auditory and Voice Surgery


M.D. , Ph.D.


Otology, Audiology, Neurotology

Research Interests

Cochlear implant, hearing loss, regeneration, anti-aging


Japanese, English


Year Institution Degree
1983 University of Tokyo, Faculty of Medicine M.D.
1992 University of Tokyo, Faculty of Medicine Ph.D.
Years attended Institution Training
1983-1985 Department of Otolaryngology, University of Tokyo Resident
1985-1986 Department of Otolaryngology, Takeda General Hospital Resident
1986-1988 Department of Otolaryngology, Hitachi General Hospital Chief Resident
1996-1998 Kresge Hearing Research Institute, University of Michigan Research Fellow
Appointments and positions
Years Institution Title
1988-1990 Department of Otolaryngology, University of Tokyo Lecturer
1991-1993 Division of Otolaryngology, Kameda General Hospital Head
1993-1999 Department of Otolaryngology, University of Tokyo Assistant Professor
1999-2007 Department of Otolaryngology, University of Tokyo Associate Professor
2007- Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, University of Tokyo Professor and Chairman
Board Certifications
Year Certifications
1988 Board Certified Otorhinolaryngologist
1995 Active Member of Japan Society For Equilibrium Research
Selected Publications
  • Yamasoba T, Lin FR, Someya S, Kashio A, Sakamoto T, Kondo K. Current concepts in age-related hearing loss: epidemiology and mechanistic pathways. Hear Res. 2013;303:30-8.
  • Iwasaki S, Yamamoto Y, Togo F, Kinoshita M, Yoshifuji Y, Fujimoto C, Yamasoba T. Noisy vestibular stimulation improves body balance in bilateral vestibulopathy. Neurology. 2014 Feb 14. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Kikuta S, Fletcher ML, Homma,R, Yamasoba T, Nagayama1 S. Odorant Response Properties of Individual Neurons in an Olfactory Glomerular Module. Neuron 2013;77:1122-1135
  • Kashio A, Sakamoto T, Kakigi A, Suzuki M, Suzukawa K, Kondo K, Sato Y, Asoh S, Ohta S, Yamasoba T. Topical application of the antiapoptotic TAT-FNK protein prevents aminoglycoside-induced ototoxicity. Gene Ther. 2012;19:1141-1149.
Academic Societies
  • The Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Society of Japan
  • Japan Audiological Society
  • Japan Society for Equilibrium Research
  • Otological Society of Japan
  • Japanese Society of Anti-aging Medicine
  • Japan Rhinologic Society
  • Japan Society for Head and Neck Surgery
  • The Society of Practical Otolaryngology
  • Japan Society of Facial Nerve Research
  • The Japan Society of Logopedics and Phoniatrics
  • Japan society of Immunology & Allergology in Otolaryngology
  • The Japan Laryngological Association
  • Japan Society for pediatric ORL
  • Collegium ORLAS
  • Barany Society
  • Association for Research in Otolaryngology
  • International Biographical Centre, Cambridge
Editorial Boards
  • Audiology and Neurotology
  • Associate Editor, ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec
1983 MD, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan
1992 PhD, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan
2009 Top 100 World’s Best Health Professionals

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