Dr. Toshihide Naganuma,
Lecturer in the Department of Urology at Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine
The Department of Artificial Kidney at Osaka City University Hospital in Osaka, Japan.
He is engaged in the education and guidance of medical students in addition to performing surgery and clinically treating patients undergoing blood purification while pursuing his research in his field of specialization.
His educational responsibilities include giving lectures on blood purification therapies and transplantation immunology as well as teaching practical surgical skills to as many as 100 undergraduates and graduate students every year. He also instructs doctoral candidates.
His field of specialization range from urology, dialysis, and apheresis to renal transplantation. In clinical practice, he is mainly responsible for treating some 3,000 blood purification cases a year at Osaka City University Hospital. He is also an expert in dialysis-related surgery including vascular access (arteriovenous fistula, arteriovenous graft, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty), peritoneal access, carpal tunnel surgery and PTx (parathyroidectomy) and conducts over 400 procedures a year.
As a clinical research specialist, his expertise in clinical data analysis using multivariate analysis, and his numerous research achievements have been published globally. In particular, his series of research on cerebral small-vessel disease in dialysis patients utilizing MRI is truly unique and is considered a world authority in this field.
He is active in various medical societies; he was the Vice President and Secretary General for the 18th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Hemodiafiltration in 2012 and Vice President and Secretary General for the 18th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Peritoneal Dialysis in 2013 and will act as Vice President and Secretary General for the 61th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy, which is the largest in Japan with more than 20,000 participants. President for the 24th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Dialysis Access in 2020
In addition, he is the hometown ambassador for Naka City in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan and offers his services as medical advisor to the local administration.