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Takashi Kunihara

Takashi Kunihara, MD, PhD

Jikei University School of Medicine
3-25-8 Nishishinbashi, Minato-ku
Tokyo  105-8461
+81-7039141223 (alternative)
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic



1985-91 Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan

1991 Passed examination of Japanese National Board

1995 Qualified physician of Japanese Surgical Society

1998 Active member of Japanese Society of Thoracic Surgery

1998 Passed the board examination of Japanese Society of Thoracic Surgery

2000 Degree of doctor of medical science (PhD)

2004 Board certified cardiovascular surgeon in Japan

2005 Qualified instructor of Japanese Society of Thoracic Surgery

2007 Board certified cardiovascular surgeon in Germany

2009 Qualified instructor of Japanese Surgical Society

2012 German medical license (Approbation)

2014   German associate professor (Habilitation)

Other Interests

Adult cardiac surgery

Aortic surgery

Aortic valve repair

Complete arterial revascularization


Spinal cord protection








2000 The doctoral thesis titled "Lazaroid Reduces Production of IL-8 and IL-1 Receptor Antagonist in the Postischemic Spinal Cord Injury" has already published in the world famous lournal; "The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2000: 69; 792-798".


1999 Transesophageal monitoring of spinal cord ischemia using Near-infrared spectrophotometry: #11877221 for scientific research, from the Japanese Ministry of Education.

Published in;  Kunihara T, Shiiya N, Matsui Y, Yasuda K. Preliminary Report of Transesophageal Monitoring of Spinal Cord Ischemia Using Near-Infrared Spectrophotometry. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2004;45:95-6.