Director of Carolina Neuroscience Institute.
Duke University Professor of Neurosurgery.
Advisory Board of Professors, Best Doctors Club.
In the 1970`s, Takanori Fukushima embarked on a lifelong journey as a neurosurgeon. From then on, he originally devised many minimally invasive procedures and has been doing surgery at a phenomenal pace.
The large number of successful surgeries that Dr. Fukushima has accomplished leaves footprints in the hearts of many. He puts it in this context, “The point is to always carry out the surgeries just once without putting much burden on the patient and with no complications. Just one surgery for cure”. His attitude is proof that he is consistent in his medical care.
Dr.Fukushima was the chief of neurosurgery at Mitsui memorial Hospital from 1980 -1990. By the age of 48, Dr. Fukushima achieved a number of neuroscientific research works and published over 100 scientific articles, including clinical papers. Dr. Fukushima was well recognized as a top neurosurgeon in Japan. In 1989, he accepted a cordial invitation from UCLA neurosurgery as a visiting professor continuum. In 1990, he received another invitation from USC medical center for a full time Professor of neurosurgery and offered the position as Director of the skull Base Center. In 1991, Dr. Fukushima moved from Tokyo to Los Angeles USA and accepted the USC position.
Continuing his clinical practice in the United States, he treated more than 600 patients every year for over 30 years. (USA : 250 people , Japan : 300 people , Europe / South America Other : 50 people ) He performed 24,000 cases of surgeries and has continued to keep that the main focus in his life. Many of those patients are completely cured with one procedure and some seek out for help due to complications in the first surgery made by other doctors.