Temple Health

Norihisa Shigemura, MD, PhD

Professor, Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation, Temple University Hospital

Surgical Director, Lung Failure, Temple University Hospital


◽ Thoracic Surgery, Heart and Lung Transplantation



One of the nation’s most respected and innovative lung transplant surgeons, Dr. Shigemura’s clinical and research interests include advanced lung failure/end-stage lung disease; lung transplantation; thoracic surgery; extracorporeal circulatory support; artificial lungs; lung repair/regeneration; and organ protection/preservation.

Dr. Shigemura has also been awarded funding for his research on dual ex vivo lung perfusion techniques after lung transplantation.

Education & Fellowships

    ◽ 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

Awards & 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

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