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Shonan Kamakura General Hospital Affiliated Clinical Research Center
Research Center for Radiation Oncology
Job title
Radiologist / Staff Researcher
MD(Yokohama City University), PhD(Queen's University Belfast)
Other affiliation
Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University


Dr Hisanori Fukunaga is a Japanese physician-scientist in radiation biology and oncology.After receiving his medical degree from the Yokohama City University in Japan, Dr Fukunaga's clinical residency was at Soma General Hospital in Fukushima, Japan, following the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The clinical experience in Fukushima has been his driving force to pursue advanced study in the field of radiation research.

Awards & Honors

Jul 2019
Fuji Television Network Prize for Young Scientists
Oct 2018
CONCERT Travel Award, European Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research (CONCERT)
Oct 2017
Scholar-In-Training Travel Award, Radiation Research Society
Jul 2017
The 148th IDAC Bi-annual Meeting Research Presentation Award, Institute of Developement, Aging and Cancer (IDAC), Tohoku University
Oct 2016
International Studentship, Queen's University Belfast
May 2016
Japanese Environment Minister’s Prize
Feb 2016
Resident Case Report Grand Prix, Fukushima Medical Association
Dec 2015
Doctor of Excellence, Some General Hospital
Jun 2013
Summer Studentship, Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine
Sep 2012
Young Scientist Presentation Award, Japan Radioisotope Association
Mar 2011
President's Encouragement Prize, Yokohama City University
Oct 2010
Dean's Prize (Gold Medal), Yokohama City University School of Medicine

Published Papers

Fukunaga H, Prise KM, Taki Y
Geriatrics & Gerontology International   19(9) 961-962   Sep 2019   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Taki Y, Prise KM
Human Genomics   13(1) 38   Aug 2019   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Kaminaga K, Sato T, Butterworth KT, Watanabe R, Usami N, Ogawa T, Yokoya A, Prise KM.
Scientific Reports   9(1) 12618   Oct 2019   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Yokoya A, Taki Y, Butterworth KT, Prise KM
The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine   247(4) 223-235   Apr 2019   [Refereed]
Ghita M, Fernandez-Palomo C, Fukunaga H, Fredericia PM, Schettino G, Bräuer-Krisch E, Butterworth KT, McMahon SJ, Prise KM
International Journal of Radiation Biology   94(8) 708-718   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Kaminaga K, Sato T, Usami N, Watanabe R, Butterworth KT, Ogawa T, Yokoya A, Prise KM
Radiation Research   189(6) 661-667   Jun 2018   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Tatewaki Y, Mutoh T, Shimomura H, Yamamoto S, Terao C, Totsune T, Nakagawa M, Taki Y
American Journal of Case Reports   19 292-295   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Butterworth KT, Yokoya A, Ogawa T, Prise KM
International Journal of Radiation Biology   93(12) 1291-1298   Dec 2017   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Yokoya A, Taki Y, Prise KM
The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine   242(1) 77-81   May 2017   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Kawashima K, Kumakawa H, Hashimoto Y, Takahashi Y
JRSM Open   8(5) 2054270417695054   May 2017   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Mutoh T, Tatewaki Y, Shimomura H, Totsune T, Terao C, Miyazawa H, Taki Y
American Journal of Case Reports   18 478-481   May 2017   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Yokoya A, Taki Y
International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics   96(2) 479-480   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Asama H, Kaneda H, Takahashi Y
Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology   46(10) 968-969   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Sato M
Family Medicine   48(6) 482-483   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Hoshi Y, Takahashi Y
Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine   54(4) e133-4   Apr 2016   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Kaneda H, Kumakawa H, Takahashi Y
Internal Medicine   55(6) 709-710   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Manome M
Clinical and Experimental Nephrology   20(1) 151-152   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Momonoi T, Kumakawa H
Yakugaku Zasshi : Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan   136(1) 139-142   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Yokoya A
Journal of Radiation Research   57(1) 98-100   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Kumakawa H
The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine   237(1) 41-43   Sep 2015   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Owada S
Journal of the American College of Radiology   12(8) 773-774   Aug 2015   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine   108(4) 151-152   Apr 2015   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Kumakawa H
Japan Medical Association Journal : JMAJ   57(5-6) 331-334   Dec 2014   [Refereed]
Blood pressure difference of more than 100 mmHg between arms caused by stenosis of the brachiocephalic trunk.
Fukunaga H, Ando K, Sato M, Kumakawa H
International Journal of Clinical and Medical Imaging   1(8) 1000256   2014   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Taguri M, Morita S
JRSM Short Reports   4(10) 2042533313492514   2013   [Refereed]
Fukunaga H, Yoshimura H, Nishina Y, Nagashima Y, Tachibana M
Biomedical Research   31(3) 177-181   2010   [Refereed]

Books etc

Never Let the Light Fade: Memories of Soma General Hospital in Fukushima
Hisanori Fukunaga
Amazon Kindle   Aug 2018   
Digital Book (ASIN: B07G7XXJ1T)
河北新報社   Jun 2017   ISBN:487341363X

Research Grants & Projects

Dose-rate effects and micro-dosimetry of BNCT.
JASTRO Japanese Society for Radiation Oncology: Grant-in-aid for research on radiation oncology
Project Year: Sep 2019 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): FUKUNAGA Hisanori
Non-uniform Radiation-induced Effects and Boron Neutron Capture Therapy.
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT): Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up (KAKENHI) (No.19K23902)
Project Year: Aug 2019 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): FUKUNAGA Hisanori
Radiation-induced effects on microtubule polymerization.
Yokohama Foundation for the Advancement of Medical Science: Research Grant for Young Scientist
Project Year: Aug 2019 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): FUKUNAGA Hisanori
Genetic diversity in radiosensitiviy in Japan.
Japan Radiological Society: Research Grant from Bayer Yakuhin
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): FUKUNAGA Hisanori
Low-dose radiation-induced effects on spermatogonial stem cells.
Japan Radiation Effects Association: Research Grant
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): FUKUNAGA Hisanori

Conference Activities & Talks

High-precision X-ray microbeam analysis reveals testes tissue-sparing effects for male fertility preservation.
Fukunaga H, Kaminaga K, Takuya Sato T, Watanabe R, Butterworth KT, Ogawa T, Yokoya A, Prise KM
The 16th International Congress of Radiation Research (ICRR 2019)   Aug 2019   
Non-uniform radiation-induced effects on spermatogenesis. [Invited]
Fukunaga H
The 12th Quantum Medicine Annual Meeting   Feb 2019   
*Invited Talk
Personalized effective dosimetry for radiation risk assessment and precision medical applications.
Fukunaga H, Yokoya A, Butterworth KT, Prise KM
The 3rd European Radiation Protection Week (ERPW 2018)   Oct 2018   
*Selected for CONCERT Travel Award
Application of an ex vivo organ culture method to investigate impacts on spermatogenesis following exposure to intensity- and distribution-modulated radiation fields.
Fukunaga H, Kaminaga K, Sato T. Butterworth KT, Watanabe R, Usami N, Ogawa T, Yokoya A. Prise KM
Joint Annual Meeting of the Association for Radiation Research and the Irish Radiation Research Society   May 2018   
Radiobiological Implications of Fukushima nuclear accident and radiation-induced effects on spermatogenesis. [Invited]
Fukunaga H.
Monday Talk (Department of Medical Physics, Northern Ireland Cancer Centre)   Dec 2017   
*Invited Talk