Hideyuki Kano, MD, PhD

  • Research Associate Professor
  • Director, Clinical Research, Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery

Hideyuki Kano, MD, PhD, joined the faculty in the Department of Neurological Surgery Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery in 2008 as a visiting research assistant professor and is now a research associate professor in the department. He was named clinical research director at the center in 2014.

Dr. Kano received his medical training from the Shiga University of Medical Science in Otsu, Japan, earning his medical degree in 1997. He subsequently received his residency training at the Kyoto University School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan and Osaka Saiseikai Izuo Hospital, Osaka, Japan in 2000. From 2000 to 2004, he received his residency training and then fellowship program of stereotactic radiosurgery and received a certificate of board of neurological surgery in Japan in 2004. In 2006, Dr. Kano received his PhD from the Graduate School of Medicine Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. From 2004 to 2007, Dr. Kano worked as a neurosurgeon-in-chief at Kishiwada City Hospital in Japan. He completed his fellowship program of image-guided neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh in 2008.

In 2009, Dr. Kano received the National Brain Tumor Society Mahaley Clinical Research Award from the Joint Section on Tumors of the AANS/CNS. In 2012, Dr. Kano received the Integra Foundation Award from the Joint Section on Tumors of the AANS/CNS. In 2013, Dr. Kano received the Leksell Radiosurgery Award from the AANS and the Synthes Skull Base Surgery Award from the CNS.

Dr. Kano is currently working on a clinical study about stereotactic radiosurgery for benign and malignant brain tumors, arteriovenous malformation and functional disease. He has published more than 200 articles in refereed journals, 38 book chapters and/or invited publications, and has edited two books.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery; malignant and benign brain tumors; vascular malformations; functional disorders.

Board Certifications

Japanese Board of Neurological Surgery

Professional Organization Membership

AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumors
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society
Japanese Society of Neurosurgery
Japanese Society of Stereotactic Radiosurgery
The Japan Society of Neuro-Oncology

Education & Training

  • MD, Shiga University of Medical Science, 1997
  • PhD, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, 2004
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, Kyoto University Hospital, 2004
  • Fellowship, Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh, 2008

Honors & Awards

  • Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 2018
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2014-16
  • Synthes Skull Base Surgery Award, AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumors, 2013
  • Leksell Radiosurgery Award, AANS, 2013
  • Integra Foundation Award, AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumors, 2012
  • Osaka Medical Research Foundation for Incurable Diseases Grant Award, 2007-09, 2011-12
  • National Brain Tumor Society Mahaley Clinical Research Award, 2009

Selected Publications

Kano H, Sheehan J, Sneed PK, McBride HL, Young B, Duma C, Mathieu D, Seymour Z, McDermott MW, Kondziolka D, Iyer A, Lunsford LD. Skull Base Chondrosarcoma Radiosurgery: Report of the North American Gamma Knife Consortium. J Neurosurg 123(5):1268-75, 2015.

Kano H, Kondziolka D, Flickinger JC, Yang HC, Park KJ, Flannery TJ, Liu X, Niranjan A, Lunsford LD. Aneurysms Increase the Risk of Rebleeding after Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Hemorrhagic Arteriovenous Malformations. Stroke 43(10):2586-91, 2012.

Kano H, Kondziolka D, Flickinger JC, Park KJ, Iyer A, Yang HC, Liu X, Monaco E, Niranjan A, Lunsford LD. Stereotactic radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformations after embolization: a case-control study. J Neurosurg 117(2):265-275, 2012.

Kano H, Kondziolka D, Flickinger JC, Park KJ, Parry PV, Yang HC, Sirin S, Niranjan A, Novotny J, Lunsford LD. Stereotactic radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformations, Part 6: multistaged volumetric management of large arteriovenous malformations. J Neurosurg 116(1):54-65, 2012.

Kano H, Lunsford LD, Flickinger JC, Yang HC, Flannery TJ, Awan NR, Niranjan A, Novotny J, Kondziolka D. Stereotactic radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformations, Part 1: management of Spetzler-Martin Grade I and II arteriovenous malformations. J Neurosurg 116(1):11-20, 2012.

Kano H, Iyer A, Kondziolka D, Niranjan A, Flickinger JC, Lunsford LD. Outcome Predictors of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Renal Cell Carcinoma Metastases. Neurosurgery 69(6):1232-1239, 2011.

A complete list of Dr. Kano's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.