Takanori Fukushima, M.D.
Neurosurgeon in Raleigh
Meet the Doctor
Dr. Takanori Fukushima is a neurosurgeon specializing in skull base neurosurgery. After working closely with the neurosurgeons at the Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic for years, he joined the team in 2019.
“I am dedicated to do my absolute best to assure that I save as many patients as I can,” he says.
“My motto is ‘one surgery and full recovery.’ I try my best for every patient.”
After earning his medical degree at the University of Tokyo, he completed additional training at the University of Tokyo Hospital, the Free University of Berlin, and the Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.
Dr. Fukushima invented many of the skull-based techniques and instruments that neurosurgeons use today. He has published hundreds of articles in journals, and numerous book chapters related to neurosurgery. He has also presented his work at hundreds of international and national conferences.
He’s currently on the editorial board for Neurosurgery, British Journal of Neurosurgery, and Neurologia Medico-chirurgica.
Dr. Fukushima has provided service to multiple foundations, including serving on the Board of Directors of Southern Tohoku Research Institute for Neuroscience; as the Director, International Neurosurgery Education & Research Foundation; and as the Chairman of the Medical Sciences Department of the Japan Brain Foundation.
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Education and Training
- Komaba College, University of Tokyo; General Culture Course; 1964
- University of Tokyo; M.D.; 1968
- University of Tokyo Hospital; Department of Neurosurgery Clinical and Research Assistant; 1968-1973
- Free University of Berlin, Germany; Department of Neurosurgery Research Fellow; 1973-1975
- Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine; Department of Neurosurgery Resident and Clinical and Research Fellow; 1975-1978
- Skull base neurosurgery
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Hemifacial Spasm
- Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Cavernous sinus tumors
- Complex Brain Tumors
- Epidermoid Tumors
- Tumors of the Skull Base
- Pituitary Tumors
- Moyamoya Disease
World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies
Asian and Australasian Society of Neurological Surgery
Eurasian Academy of Neurological Surgery
International Association for Study of Pain (Founding Member)
Society for Neuroscience
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Stroke Council of the American Heart Association (Fellow)
International Society of Pituitary Surgeons
Japanese Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Japan Stroke Society
Japanese Society for Neurosonology (Core Member)
Kanto Neurosurgical Conference (Founding Member)
Peruvian Neurosurgical Society (Honorary Member)
Japan Neurosurgical Society (Council Member)
Japanese Association for Neurology
Japanese Society for Endocrinology
Japanese Society for Study of Pain
Japanese Society for Aphasia