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Updated : September 6, 2017

Center of Perinatal Medicine Division of Neonatal intensive care (NICU)


Hitoshi Furuya (Director(concurrent))
Toshiya Nishikubo (Professor of University Hospital)
Uchida YUMIKO (Lecturer, Chief of Staffs)
Tamaki Hayashi(Assistant Professor)
Tomoyuki  Kamamoto (Assistant Professor)
Takashi Nakagawa (Assistant Professor)
Hitoshi Tonegawa (Assistant Professor)
Eri Nishimoto (Assistant Professor)
Yuki Tani(Assistant Professor)


 The Neonatal Intensive Care Division is the only comprehensive maternal, fetal and neonatal medical center providing treatment for newborns with disorders in Nara Prefecture. It deals with premature and low-birth-weight infants, as well as all neonatal surgical and medical disorders. Division staff as full-time faculty members manage such newborns through collaboration with neonatologists, senior residents, and surgeons specializing in pediatrics, such as pediatric surgeons, pediatric neurosurgeons, pediatric orthopedic surgeons, and pediatric cardiac surgeons, in addition to ophthalmologists and otolaryngologists.
 This department aims to contribute to neonatology by: 1) elucidating the pathology of blood disorders in newborns, particularly neonatal thrombosis, and establishing methods of treatment for them; 2) promoting basic research on cerebral protection by thrombomodulin; 3) providing phototherapy for neonatal jaundice; 4) performing multifunctional brain analysis for newborns using the EEG frequency spectrum and autonomic nervous system testing; 5) analyzing the pathology of chronic lung diseases and developing methods of treatment for them; and 6) conducting clinical and basic studies on the nutrition and development of newborns.