H. Kobata

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Hitoshi Kobata, MD, PhD, FNCS – Director of Osaka Mishima Emergency Critical Care Center, Takatsuki, Japan

Dr. Kobata is a neurosurgeon / neurointensivist and currently serving as Director of the Osaka Mishima Emergency Critical Care Center. His clinical activity and research interests include neurosurgical care of severe stroke and traumatic brain injury in addition to resuscitation of critically ill neurological patients. He presided as the President of the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association of Brain Hypothermia in 2010.

Academic Appointments

2017.6 – Present Director, Osaka Mishima Emergency Critical Care Center
2009.2 – Present Clinical Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka Medical College
1999.2 – Present Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka Mishima Emergency Critical Care Center
1996.9 – 1999.2 Senior Lecturer, Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka Medical College
1993.8 – 1996.8 Vice Director, Department of Neurosurgery, Kitano Medical Research Institute and Hospital
1991.8 – 1993.7 Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka Medical College
1989.9 – 1991.2 Research Fellow, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Education

1993.3 PhD degree, Osaka Medical College
1984.4 – 1989.8 Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Osaka Medical College
1984.3 MD degree and graduation from Osaka Medical College

Board Certification

1991.7 The Japan Society of Neurosurgical Society
2003.3 The Japan Stroke Society
2005.1 Japanese Association for Acute Care Medicine
2014.4 The Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine

Research

Participation in the following multicenter randomized trial in the field of hypothermia:

  • Brain-Hypothermia (B-HYPO) Study (UMIN C000000231)
  • Pharyngeal Cooling During Resuscitation (UMIN 000002224 and UMIN 000008506)
  • HypOthermia for Patients requiring Evacuation of Subdural Hematoma (HOPES) Trial (NCT02064959 and UMIN 000014863)

Membership

  • National Societies in Japan: Neurosurgery, Acute Care Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, Neurotraumatology, Stroke, Neurological Emergencies, Brain Hypothermia and Targeted Temperature Management, Cerebral Resuscitation and Brain Death, Coma, etc.
  • International Societies: Neurocrtical Care Society (Fellow), Congress of Neurological Surgeons, European Society of Intensive Medicine