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  Professor: Haruo Takahashi, MD, Ph.D
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery,
Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Professor Haruo Takahashi, MD, Ph.D
Welcome to our Web site. Here you can enjoy a variety of information on medical care, education, and researches of Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. I really hope that this site works for your better understanding of us.

Our department was established in 1904, and we have reached our 105rd anniversary this year. Our department is one of the top five oldest otorhinolaryngology (ORL) departments all through Japan. At present, our department plays a leading role in the otorhinolaryngological care all over Nagasaki prefecture including isolated islands, and many patients visit our clinic not only from areas within the prefecture but also from outside it.

Our department is proud of its special medical care, education, and researches. The first medial feature is that it covers almost all the fields of ORL at a high level. The scope of ORL is so wide from vertigo and middle-ear infection to head and neck cancer that even some university clinics cannot cover all those fields in otolaryngology. However, here we maintain a system where almost all the cutting-edge cares including cochlear implantation and surgery for head and neck cancer including reconstruction.

To establish as an ORL specialist, I think young doctors must get a skill of surgery. That's why residents here have temporal bone dissection course once a year to master complicated anatomy of the temporal bone. Since they learn all types of ORL surgery, they usually reach the level to perform operations in broad field at an early stage. Even medical students have always an opportunity to learn anatomy of the temporal bone using a those facilities such as a surgical microscope.

We are dealing with many researches which promptly we can apply clinically, such as elucidation of pathogenesis and pathophysiology of otitis media and congenital hearing loss, ototoxicity of various agents, development of new surgical methods and hearing aids, and development of most desirable medication for pollinosis. Recently, one of our staffs has received an award at an international ORL congress.

Thus, we are always making every effort to offer better medical cares to patients and to produce excellent ORL specialists. We are also doing our best to promote high-level researches which can directly contribute to clinical medicine and have global currency, and also to educate researchers who can play such important roles. For further details, please go on reading our Home page.