Mitsugu Fujita received his medical degree in 1997 from Nagoya University School of Medicine, where he became interested in the brain and brain diseases. He completed his internship in 1999 and neurosurgical residency in 2001—both at Nagoya Daini Red Cross Hospital—and was certified by the Board of Neurosurgery in Japan in 2003. He subsequently received a Ph.D. degree in neurosurgery from Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine in 2004, where he began to dedicate himself to brain tumor research. Fujita held the post of neurosurgeon-in-chief at Showa Hospital in Japan until he joined the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh as a visiting research associate in 2006. He was appointed research instructor in 2008 and research assistant professor in 2009. As of 2011, he is appointed a section head of Immunology and Neurosurgery at Aichi Cancer Center in Japan. Fujita currently conducts basic and translational research with a focus on brain tumor immunology and immunotherapy. He has addressed the therapeutic significance of T lymphocytes and dendritic cells in established brain tumors in humans and animals. His work has recently extended into the field of immunological prevention of brain tumor development.
Biography Updated on 1 April 2012