Integrated Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Integrated Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Great Departments
Sensory and Motor Organ Sciences


Professor ORITA Yorihisa
Lecturer MURAKAMI Daizo
Lecturer MIYAMARU Satoru (University Hospital Affiliation)
Lecturer ISE Momoko (University Hospital Affiliation)
Assistant Professor NISHIMOTO Kohei
Assistant Professor TAKEDA Hiroki

Research theme

Our department is composed of otology, rhinology, laryngology, head and neck surgery, thyroidology, skull base surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery. These field consist of hearing function, vestibular function, smell and taste, upper airway function from nose to trachea and swallowing function from oral cavity to esophagus, and the age of patients are infant to the aged. Our research varies from clarification of the process and the mechanism of head and neck cancer, development of new diagnostic methods, regeneration of the cochlear hair cells, to swallowing and voice function.

The left photograph shows a mouse embryo with labelled human stem cells injected in the otocyst, and the right picture shows immune-deficient mice (mock and YAP KO) with human-derived lung cancer cells transplanted in the abdomen.