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Norihisa Shigemura, MD, PhD

Professor, Surgery
Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation, Temple University Hospital
Surgical Director of Lung Failure, Temple University Hospital

Norihisa  Shigemura
For Patients
About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Advanced Lung Failure/End-stage Lung Disease
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Extracorporeal Circulatory Support

Research Interests

  • Advanced Lung Failure
  • Artificial Lungs
  • Lung Repair/Regeneration
  • Organ Protection/Preservation
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Prince of Wales Hospital, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 2006
  • Residency, Surgery, Osaka University School of Medicine Residency Department of Surgery Surgery Osaka, Japan, 2000
  • Residency, Cardiovascular, Osaka Prefectural Hospital Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka, Japan, 1999
  • Residency, Thoracic, Osaka Prefectural Habikino Hospital Division of Thoracic Surgery, Osaka, Japan, 1998
  • Osaka University School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan, 1995


  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery


  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • American Society of Transplantation

Honors & Awards

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research Award 2016
  • Selected as a board member at The Transplant Network Steering Committee at CHEST (by American College of Chest Physicians: 11/2015-10/2017)
  • Semi-finalist nominee for the Young Investigator Award CHEST 2012 – American College of Chest Physicians, Atlanta, GA. October 2012
  • Top Five Posters Award at CHEST 2011 – American College of Chest Physicians, Honolulu, HI. October 2011
  • Selected as one of the 100 most outstanding academic researchers in Osaka University in 2005 and 2006 (awarded for consecutive two years)
  • Ozawa Prize for a surgeon with the most outstanding academic achievement in Osaka University

Digital Bibliography

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Book Chapters

  • Shigemura N, Shiono H, Okumura M. Transcervical-VATS Thymectomy. In: ESTS Textbook of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 2, Jarosław Kużdżał (Ed.), Medycyna Praktyczna, 415-418, 2015.
  • Hayanga JW, Chan EG, Shigemura N, D’Cunha J. Bilateral Sequential Lung Transplantation: What the Anesthesiologist Needs to Know About the Surgical Approach, In: Anesthesia and Perioperative Care for Organ Transplantation, Kathirvel Subramaniam and Tetsuro Sakai (Eds), Springer, 83-92, 2017.