Isao Koshima graduated from the Tottori University School of Medicine, Japan, and studied as a resident in general surgery in Tokyo Women's Medical College and also as a Lecturer in plastic reconstructive surgery at the University of Tokyo. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Tsukuba, an Associate Professor of Kawasaki Medical School, and a Professor and the Chief of plastic reconstructive surgery at the University of Okayama. He has been a Professor and the Chief of plastic reconstructive surgery at the University of Tokyo since 2004. He has been invited for live surgeries in international courses in 12 countries. His research interests are de- and regeneration of nerve and muscle cells and lymphatic smooth muscle cells. His specialties are electronmicroscopic techniques, microanatomy of small vessels and nerves, and clinical microneurovascular tissue transfers using supermicorsurgical vessel anastomosis less than 0.5mm. He created new concepts of perforator flaps (DIEP, ALT, GAP, SCIP flaps, etc.), supermicrosurgery, and vascularized nerve flaps. He succeeded first for vascularized appendix transfer for urethral reconstruction, penile reconstruction using radial forearm osteocuatneous flap, lymphaticovenular anastomosis for lymphedema, vascularized lateral femoral nerve flap, muscle transfers with longer motor nerve for established facial paralysis, and so forth. He participated in the World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (President in the 2009 Okinawa Meeting). He has been a Founding Member of the International Course on Perforator Flaps since 1997 and a Founding Member of The Asia-Pacific Supermicrosurgery since 2007. Moreover, he is also a Member of the Japanese Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, International Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Japanese Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Japanese Society of Head and Neck Cancer, Japanese Society of Hand Surgery, International Society of Hand Surgery, Japanese Society of Lymphology, and so forth.
Biography Updated on 14 November 2011