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The Department of Otorhinolaryngology was established in January, 1974, with Professor Koichi Yamashita (now Professor Emeritus at Kanazawa Medical University) as the first Chair of the Department. Professor Yamashita played an active role in contributing to the development of rhinology, as a pioneer of endoscopic sinus surgery in Japan. In April, 1997, Professor Koichi Tomoda became the second Chair of the Department and exerted influence on the development of surgical devices for endoscopic sinus surgery. Professor Takaki Miwa became the third Chair of the Department in May, 2009 and has started a very unique and novel outpatient service for olfactory and gustatory disorders. Our main research field is the clinical and basic research of olfaction and we are leading the field both nationally and internationally.

Contact Information

TEL: / FAX: / Email: ent@kanazawa-med.ac.jp

Faculty

Professor and Chair

  • MIWA Takaki 耳鼻咽喉科学3三輪

Professor

  • SUZUKA Yuko

Associate Professor

  • SHIGA Hideaki

Senior Assistant Professor

  • MIYAZAWA Toru
  • TERAGUCHI Kanako
  • YAO Toru

Assistant Professor

  • YAMAMOTO Junpei
  • KINOSHITA Yuko
  • INAGAKI Shingo
  • YAMADA Kentaro
  • NODA Takuya
  • HARITA Masayuki

Research Doctor

  • NAKAMURA Yukari
  • HIRABA Tomoko
  • KUMAI Masami

Research Achievements

Research Activities

  • Tokunaga, T., Sakashita, M., Haruna, T., Asaka, D., Takeno, S., Ikeda, H., Nakayama, T., Seki, N., Ito, S., Murata, J., Sakuma, Y., Yoshida, N., Terada, T., Morikura, I., Sakaida, H., Kondo, K., Teraguchi, K., Okano, M., Otori, N., Yoshikawa, M., Hirakawa, K., Haruna, S., Himi, T., Ikeda, K., Ishitoya, J., Iino, Y., Kawata, R., Kawauchi, H., Kobayashi, M., Yamasoba, T., Miwa, T., Urashima, M., Tamari, M., Noguchi, E., Ninomiya, T., Imoto, Y., Morikawa, T., Tomita, K., Takabayashi, T., Fujieda, S. Novel scoring system and algorithm for classifying chronic rhinosinusitis: the JESREC Study. Allergy 70 (8): 995-1003, 2015.
  • Shiga, H., Nagaoka, M., Washiyama, K., Yamamoto, J., Yamada, K., Noda, T., Harita, M., Amano, R., Miwa, T. Reduced nasal transport of insulin-like growth factor-1 to the mouse cerebrum with olfactory bulb resection. Chemical Senses 39 (7): 595-599, 2014.
  • Shiga, H., Yamamoto, J., Kitamura, M., Nakagawa, H., Matsubasa, T., Seo, A., Miwa, T. Combinations of two odorants of smell identification test for the screening of olfactory impairment. Auris Nasus Larynx 41 (6): 523-527,2014.
  • Welge-Luessen A, Leopold DA, Miwa T. Smell and taste disorders- diagnostic and clinical work-up. Management of smell and taste disorders. A practical guide for clinicians. Welge-Luessen A, Hummel T(eds), Thieme, 49-57, 2014.
  • Shiga, H., Taki, J., Washiyama, K., Yamamoto, J., Kinase, S., Okuda, K., Kinuya, S., Watanabe, N., Tonami, H., Koshida, K., Amano, R., Furukawa, M., Miwa, T. Assessment of olfactory nerve by SPECT-MRI image with nasal thallium-201 administration in patients with olfactory impairments in comparison to healthy volunteers.
    PLoS ONE 8 (2) : e57671, 2013.

External Research Funding

  • Miwa,T., et al. : Development of Alzheimer's disease early diagnosis method from olfactory dysfunction with the new imaging method. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Japan (C), 2016-2020.
  • Shiga, H., et al.: Olfactory training in daily diet and imaging analysis for the olfactory nerve regeneration. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Japan (C), 2013-2016.
  • Yamada, K., et al.: Study on the effects of low estrogen on the mouse olfactory epithelial cells. Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Japan (B), 2016-2017.
  • Fujieda S, Miwa T, et al: Japanese Epidemiological Survey of Refractory Eosinophilic Chronic Rhinosinusitis (JESREC Study). Health and Labour Sciences Research Grants Research on rare and intractable diseases, 2016.