Welcome to the Department of Neurosurgery,
Tokyo Women’s Medical University Medical Centre East
- Prof. Hidetoshi Kasuya
- Assoc Prof. Hiroyuki Akagawa (genetic research, function)
- Assoc Prof. Atsushi Sasahara (CVD, endoscope)
- Assoc Prof. Taku Yoneyama (CVD, trauma, spine)
- Assis Prof. Shigeru Tani (function, tumor)
- Assis Prof. Shinji Hagiwara (trauma, CVD, endovascular, pediatrics)
- Assis Prof. Motohiro Hirasawa (CVD, spine)
- Assis Prof. Kengo Hirota (CVD, spine)
- Assis Prof. Hidenori Ohbuchi (CVD, endovascular)
- Assis Prof. Hirokazu Koseki (CVD)
- Dr. Chika Yamada
- Dr. Asumi Kikuchi
- Dr. Yuichi Takahashi
- Dr. Yasuhiro Kuroi
- Dr. Suguru Yokosako
- Dr. Tatsuya Maegawa
- Dr. Mayuko Inazuka
- Dr. Kei Yamazaki
- Dr. Daisuke Imazato
- Dr. Hiroki Ebise
International clinical fellow
Dr Ilhom Adbullaev(Uzubekistan)
I was able to gain excellent training at the highest level. So far, the program has exceeded all my expectations, with personable Professors and a great Residency team to support my participation. Moreover, meeting different Neurosurgeons with different educational backgrounds gives me valuable networking opportunities, allowing me to constantly learn from them.
With words it is difficult to explain just how much knowledge I have been able to receive regarding “differential diagnosis”. I find Japanese doctors are very strong in that.
I feel myself very lucky to have a chance to participate in clinical neurosurgery fellowship in Tokyo Women’s Medical University Medical Center East’s Neurosurgery department.
First of all I am thankful to Professor Hidetoshi Kasuya and his team. They were very kind to me and always put my benefits higher than their own.
I do appreciate all efforts of the World Federation of Neurosurgery Society for organizing such kind of fellowships for neurosurgery doctors from developing countries.
Also my thanks to Professor Yoko Kato from Fujita Health University to persuade Professor Kasuya to join WFNS’s foundation program.
I strongly recommend to young neurosurgeons from developing countries to participate in this fellowship program.
Dr Van Tri Truong(Vietnam)
I would like to express my profound thankfulness to Professor Kasuya for having given me a wonderful chance to study in his department at Tokyo Women Medical University, Medical Center East. I have learned a lot of useful things from him. It is an excellent team and I was so lucky to be a member of that team during three months. I observed delicate surgeries Professor Kasuya and his team performed, such as microvascular decompression, aneurysms clipping, meningioma resection and STA-MCA by pass, etc. I also had chance to study endovascular treatment with his team. I found they are so good at it. During my stay in his department, Professor Kasuya gave me very interesting lectures about MVD, meningioma resection and aneurysms clipping on Wednesday mornings. He has a lot of experience about those surgeries and I was lucky to learn from him.
Besides professional knowledge, I also learned a lot of things from the way he organizes and leads his team in clinical work and scientific research. I will apply them to develop my department in Vietnam. In conclusion, what I got during my study in his department will be very useful for my professional career. Especially, thanks to what I learned from him, I think I will be able to do aneurysms clipping when coming back home and I will do MVD better. I still remember a patient of his who was suffered from trigeminal neuralgia said happily that she changed her life after a successful MVD. I hope I will be able to bring happiness to many patients in Vietnam as he does. Again, I would like to thank you very much Professor Kasuya for allowing me to join his team. My memory with him and his team will be one of the greatest memories of my life.
I’m guessing that the majority of those who chose neurosurgery did so because it’s “cool.” I was one of them. I knew I wanted to do something surgical. And of course, I wanted to save lives, work on tumors, perform emergency surgeries, and enter a field with potential for new discoveries. I completed my wonderful fellowship program in Tokyo Women’s Medical University Medical Center East. Thankfulness very much to professor Hidetoshi Kasuya that he give me this great opportunity to participate in this fellowship program. This fellowship program give me great opportunity to learn all sides of neurosurgery which was my dreams. During this fellowship program I discover new side of brain, skull base! I become very well understand skull base anatomy and microsurgical approaching technics. I also thankful to his very kind and experienced team. I learn a lot of new methods of treatment, not only surgical also endovascular methods of treatment from this team. Professor and his team every time told me - ”Try, you can do it!”. This words will motto in my life. I will apply all my knowledges which I got during my wonderful fellowship program to develop neurosurgery in my city. I also like interesting lectures about MVD, meningioma resection and aneurysms clipping and evening conferences where we discus with doctors new articles from neurosurgical and neurological scientific journals. And now I know how to make cadaver section using cow brain. It also was for me news which I got from like evening conference. Because it is difficult to make real cadaver section. It is difficult to me describe all my expression with words. I just want to say THANK YOU Professor!!! I don’t want to say good bye, I want to say SAYONARA! See you in Uzbekistan.
Japan is just another planet!A wonderful experience... these 3 months changed a lot of cultural and scientific aspects of me. Thanx to the neurosurgery department of Tokyo women's medical university medical center east. During my fellowship in Tokyo... I experienced the super-respectful nationality from the 14 countries I already visited! Both in-hospital and outside. In the hospital they offered me: Free apartment for living, Monthly salary, Can scrub in all cases, Can assist actively during surgery, All the conferences and courses in Japan at the fellowship period are free for foreign student. Have a formal doctor's pager, Can choose the subspecialty of interest, Monthly research project. And the last and most important is an endless respect!!! Yes it is really a Japanese trademark... "Manners!!!"
I was honored to be with you for the last 3 months, an experience that I will never forget.
Thanks for pushing me forward and for being always positive with me.
You teach me not only neurosurgery,
you teach me the Japanese manner which I think the most amazing thing that I will tell
about my trip to japan,
Also you teach me the importance of time, the dedication in doing my job.
Thank you very much for everything.
Dr. Yan Zhao (China)
Thanks Professor Kasuya very much for giving me this precious opportunity to the department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Women’s Medical University Medical Center East (TWMU-MCE), which provides the high-quality continuing education to neurosurgeons domestically and throughout the world.
It is the most unforgettable three months ever in my life!
I feel a different medical environment here. The relationship between doctors and patients is so harmonious. I hope that Chinese hospitals will be as good as here in the future. TWMU-MCE is a university hospital. There are often interns studying here. I can see that the department attaches great importance to teaching and training.
During the fellowship, I have the opportunity to witness innovative surgical techniques for any surgery. I learned safer and less invasive surgical approaches and develop of diagnostic skills through advanced micro-neurosurgical training and enriched my experience to benefit my patients and future research.
What impresses me the most here is the teamwork, whether in the ward, the operating room or the radiography room, everyone is actively cooperating, which makes people feel very happy and positive. What I also admire here are the weekly journal club and monthly conference, from which I learn a lot of the latest knowledge and broaden my horizons.
Once again, I would like to express my most sincere thanks to Professor Kasuya for giving me the opportunity to join his department. Thanks to every doctor here for your care and help. Welcome to visit China in the future.
Dr. Yan Zhao
Department of Neurosurgery
Tianjin Medical University General Hospital
Dr. Yang Wenlei (China)
I would like to say thank you to Professor Kasuya, for providing me such a great opportunity to visit the department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Women’s Medical University Medical Center East. I spent an unforgettable 3 months here.
I’m deeply impressed by your medical team: full of enthusiasm, meticulous to every case and patient, dedication to the medical career. I can feel the spirit from every one here. This great attitude towards work, patient and the medicine, will be brought back to China. I can feel the high quality of learning and teaching atmosphere as well. Every morning’s radiological analyses training, every Monday’s English presentation, Wednesday’s professor lecture, Thursday’s evening conference and journal club, as well as pathology conference, and other lectures, provide young residents, students and me many occasions to study. It’s really helpful to us to raise good attitude towards learning, discussion and to get progress quickly. I’m also glad to observe and to participate in variety of operations here, brain surgeries, spine surgeries, endovascular treatments and peripheral nerve surgeries. I learned a lot from Professor Kasuya the technique skills in MVD surgeries, especially the transposition method, which enriched my experience in this familiar field.
This three months’ stay helped me to be integrated in Tokyo, to feel the traditional culture, to enjoy gourmet foods. I also gained friendship with Japanese young neurosurgeons. I think these best memories and friendship are my preciousness during this fellowship. I express my sincere thanks to all the staff, especially to Professor Kasuya, for your kind help. I hope to meet you again in the near future.
Dr. Yang Wenlei
Shanghai Jiaotong University School of medicine