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Norihisa Shigemura, MD, PhD

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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