Research and Therapy of Brain Tumors and Central Nervous System Diseases

Research Summary

The Department of Neurosurgery was established in 1966, and Professor A. Asai succeeded Dr. K. Kawamoto in April 2011. This department provides diagnosis and treatment of, and research on, brain tumors and cerebrovascular disorders such as stroke, head injury, spinal cord disease, epilepsy, and nervous system malformation. We encourage high-level surgical education in the field of neurosurgery and give priority to surgical instruction with the aid of audiovisual equipment, simulators, and cadaver dissection, in addition to observation in the operating room, aiming at training future leaders in neurosurgery. The Department of Neurosurgery is active in research arising from the clinic, translational, and basic research on intractable disorders (glioblastoma and after effects of cerebral apoplexy).