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Welcome to our Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

The Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine was established in August 1st, 1989. Since 1997, it has served as the Emergency Medical Center of Nara Medical University Hospital for the people of Nara prefecture with a population of 1,400,00. In 2003 our Emergency Medical Center was certified as the 17th Advanced Emergency and Critical Care Medical Center (AEMC), in which our department bears a major responsibility to provide acute medical services. Our AEMC, directed by Kazuo Okuchi, MD, PhD, provides the highest quality of comprehensive care to a large number of severe emergency patients with diverse conditions affecting all parts of the body. We are deeply impressed to have been able to treat severe patients with acute critical injury or illness who could be returned to normal life without sequelae.

Our AEMC responds to the highest level of critical patients, which divided into three categories.

  • 1.Acute onset life-threatening disease and trauma (CPA, stroke, head injury, tension pneumothorax, etc.)
  • 2.Specific categories of disease and trauma (severe burn, acute intoxication, heat stroke, etc.)
  • 3.Emergency disorders requiring treatment by multiple specialists (multiple trauma, multiple organ failure, DIC, septic shock, etc.)

Emergency medicine is a relative new field of study introduced in Japan during the most recent several decades. Recently, physicians who engage in cutting-edge specialized medical care seem to have less interest in primary care and emergency treatment. The desire of numerous patients and the societal demands prompted the establishment of emergency medicine to overcome some of the shortcomings of present medical system.

Trying to utilize emergency medicine for clinical practice, it is important for us to utilize medical knowledge and techniques that are highly specialized in each field. Based on this policy, we consider it our mission to treat severe emergency patients of all kinds and to educate residents and co-medical personal regarding primary care.

 

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Professor and Chair

Kazuo Okuchi, MD, PhD

Education : 1980 Nara Medical University
Board Certification :

Japanese Board of Emergency Medicine

Japanese Board of Neurosurgery

Japanese Board of Stroke

Japanese Board of Trauma

Clinical Toxicologist

Subspecialty : Neuroemergency, Neurotrauma, Cerebrovascular Disease
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Associate Professor

Tatsuya Nakamura, MD

Education : 1982  Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine
Board Certification :

Japanese Board of Emergency Medicine

Japanese Board of Certified Surgeon

 

Subspecialty : Trauma, Intensive Care Medicine

Associate Professor

Hidetada Fukushima, MD, PhD

Education : 1996 Osaka City University Medical School
Board Certification :

Japanese Board of Emergency Medicine

Japanese Board for Burn Injuries

Japanese Board of Intensive Care Medicine

Subspecialty : Clinical Toxicology, Burn Injuries, Trauma, Intensive Care Medicine

Associate Professor

Naoki Maegawa, MD, PhD

Education : 2000 Kinki University Faculty of Medicine
Board Certification :

Japanese Board of Orthopedic Association

Japanese Board of Orthopedic Motor Rehabilitation

Japanese Board of Orthopedic Rheumatology

Subspecialty : Severe Extremity Trauma, PelvicTrauma, Deformity Correction and Bone Lengthening of Limb, General Orthopedic Surgery

Assistant Professor

Yasuyuki Urisono, MD

Education : 1993 Shiga University of Medical Science
Board Certification :

Japanese Board of Emergency Medicine

Japanese Board of Certified Surgeon

Japanese Board of Gastroenterological Surgery

Subspecialty : Surgery, Gastroenterological Surgery, Acute Abdomen, Trauma
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Assistant Professor

Toru Ueyama, MD

Education : 1997 Nara Medical University
Board Certification :

Japanese Board of Emergency Medicine

 

Subspecialty : Intensive Care Medicine
 

Assistant Professor

Yasuyuki Kawai, MD

Education : 2001 Nara Medical University
Board Certification :

Japanese Board of Emergency Medicine

Japanese Board of Certified Surgeon

Japanese Board of Chest Surgery

Subspecialty : Thoraco-Abdominal Trauma
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Assistant Professor

Tomohiko Kura, MD

Education : 2004 Aichi Medical University
Board Certification :

Japanese Board of Orthopedic Association

 

Subspecialty : Spine Trauma Surgery
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Assistant Professor

Kenichi Nakano, MD

Education : 2004 Nara Medical University
Board Certification :

Japanese Board of Orthopedic Association

Japanese Board of Regenerative Medicine


Subspecialty : Extremity Trauma, Microsurgery, Deformity Correction and Bone Lengthening of Limb
 

Assistant Professor

Hideki Asai, MD

Education : 2005 Nara Medical University
Board Certification :

Japanese Board of Emergency Medicine

Subspecialty : Intensive Care Medicine, Plastic Surgery 

840 Shijo-cho, Kashihara, Nara, 634-8522, Japan
Tel +81-744-22-3051 Fax +81-744-22-5992