Katsuji ShimaDr. Katsuji Shima was until recently Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the National Defense Medical College (1996-2012) and Director of the National Defense Medical Research Institute (2010-2012) in Japan, and is now Professor Emeritus of the National Defense Medical College. Dr.  Shima received his M.D. from Shinshu University School of Medicine in 1972 and his D.M.Sc. from Juntendo University in 1981. He did his residency training at the Juntendo University. He received postdoctoral training at the Laboratory of Chemical Pharmacology, National Cancer Institute, USA (1982) and Division of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Virginia, USA (1985-1987).

Dr. Shima was Executive President of the Japan Society of Neurosurgical Emergency (2011-2014) and President of the Japan Society of Neurotraumatology (2004-2005) and the Japan Society of Neurosurgical Emergency (208-2009). He is Advisory Board of the International Neurotrauma Society and Treasurer and Board of the Asia Oceania Neurotrauma Society. He was vice-chairman of the Japanese Guidelines Committee for the Management of Severe Head Injury of the Japan Society of Neurotraumatology (2008-2012). He is responsible for the Japanese Guidelines for the Management of Severe Head Injury, 3rd Edition (2013).

Dr. Shima’s clinical and research interests include development of guidelines for the management of head injury in Japan, selective vulnerability of hippocampus after traumatic brain injury, rationale of decompressive craniectomy, basic mechanisms and clinical implications of CSF dynamics and hydrostatic brain edema and development of non-invasive ICP monitoring. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 papers in  international journals and books. Dr. Shima serves on the editorial boards of Neurologia medico-chirurgia (official journal of the Japan Neurosurgical Society), Asian Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Emergency and Progress in Computed Imaging.

 

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