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Norihisa Shigemura, MD PhD



UPMC Presby, Suite C-900, 200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 864-1861 or -3122
Fax: (412) 692-2948

Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Director, Integrated Lung Transplant Research Program

MD PhD, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

Research Area(s):

New treatment strategies for end-stage lung diseases and lung failure

Dr. Shigemura is a physician-scientist with strong passion for developing new treatment strategies for end-stage lung diseases and lung failure, and this has been his consistent research focus for the last decade. Since 2015, as the director of the Integrated Lung Transplant Research Program, Dr. Shigemura leads the team towards the goal to improve outcomes of lung transplant patients through multidisciplinary research. The program integrates innovative and cutting edge clinical and basic science research and promotes the translation of science from bench to bedside and back to bench. The program also offers a wide variety of research opportunity for students, residents and fellows through close mentoring by our program faculty.

Shigemura Team:

Kentaro Noda, PhD (Lab Manager)
Shinya Tane, MD