Norihisa Shigemura, MD, PhD



Kathy VanDerWeele
(412) 648-6315


UPMC Presbyterian, 200 Lothrop Street, Suite C-904 Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Lung Transplantation Research Program

Education and Training

MD, Osaka University Medical School, Osaka Japan
PhD, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka Japan
General Surgery Residency, Osaka University Medical School, Osaka, Japan
Surgery Residency, Othemae General Hospital, Osaka, Japan
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Residency, Osaka Prefectural Hospital, Osaka, Japan
Staff Surgeon, Takarazuka Municipal Hospital, Takarazuka, Japan
Surgical Fellow and Chief Researcher, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
Clinical Fellow, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Professional Activities

American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST)
International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Surgeons (ISHLT)

Journal Reviewing and Editorial Boards

Manuscript reviewer, Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Manuscript reviewer, European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Manuscript reviewer, Transplant International
Manuscript reviewer, General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (Japan)

Research Interests

Effects of inhaled hydrogen gas against ischemia/reperfusion injury associated with lung transplantation
Sodium Nitrite administration
Lung transplantation and organ preservation


List of selected publications
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