Ryosei Minoda graduated from the Oita University, Oita, Japan, in 1990. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in medicine from the Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan, in 1996. He has gained clinical experience at the same university (1990); Ehime University, Ehime, Japan (1999); and the Michigan Ear Institute, Farmington Hills, MI, USA (2001–2002). Minoda spent his Research Fellowship at the Kresge Hearing Research Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (2002–2004). He has been, moreover, an Associate Professor at the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Department, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan, since 2009. He was a board‐certified Otorhinolaryngologist in 1995, a General Clinical Oncologist (JBCT, 2010), and a board‐certified Surgeon in head and neck cancer (JSHNS, 2011). Dr. Minoda is specialized in otology and neurology surgeries and head and neck cancer surgeries including skull‐based surgery and free‐flap reconstruction of the head and neck. He is a Principal Investigator of otology researches at the Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan, and his basic research expertise focuses on the inner ear. Professor Minoda’s recent interests are to study the development of the inner ear and to establish novel treatments for treating congenital hearing loss utilizing animal models and humans in the future.
Biography Updated on 9 December 2013