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Thoracic Surgery

Norihisa Shigemura, MD, PhD

Norihisa Shigemura
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Thoracic Surgery, Heart and Lung Transplantation

about me
about me
Clinical Interests
  • Advanced lung failure/end-stage lung disease
  • Lung transplantation
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Extracorporeal circulatory support
Research Interests
  • Advanced lung failure
  • Artificial lungs
  • Lung repair/regeneration
  • Organ protection/preservation
  • MD, Osaka University School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
  • Fellowship, Prince of Wales Hospital, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • Residency, Surgery, Osaka University School of Medicine Residency Department of Surgery Surgery Osaka, Japan 
  • Residency, Cardiovascular, Osaka Prefectural Hospital Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka, Japan
  • Residency, Thoracic, Osaka Prefectural Habikino Hospital Division of Thoracic Surgery, Osaka, Japan
Board Certification
  • General Surgery (Japan)
  • Thoracic Surgery (Japan)
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • American Society of Transplantation
Awards and Honors
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research Award, 2016
  • Board Member, Transplant Network Steering Committee, CHEST – American College of Chest Physicians, 2015-2017
  • Semi-Finalist Nominee, Young Investigator Award, CHEST 2012 – American College of Chest Physicians, Atlanta, GA
  • Top Five Posters Award, CHEST 2011 – American College of Chest Physicians, Honolulu, HI
  • One of the 100 Most Outstanding Academic Researchers, Osaka University, 2005-2006
  • Ozawa Prize for a Surgeon with the Most Outstanding Academic Achievement, Osaka University

Office Locations

Temple Lung Center

Temple University Hospital – Main Campus

3401 N. Broad Street

Ambulatory Care Center, 5th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19140

Phone: 800-TEMPLE-MED

Fax: 215-707-6867

Digital Bibliography
Selected Publications

Shigemura N, Shiono H, Okumura M. Transcervical-VATS Thymectomy. In: ESTS Textbook of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 2, Jarosław Kużdżał (Ed.), Medycyna Praktyczna, 415-418, 2015.

Hayanga JW, Chan EG, Shigemura N, D’Cunha J. Bilateral Sequential Lung Transplantation: What the Anesthesiologist Needs to Know About the Surgical Approach, In: Anesthesia and Perioperative Care for Organ Transplantation, Kathirvel Subramaniam and Tetsuro Sakai (Eds), Springer, 83-92, 2017.