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Dr. Tadanori Tomita

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Professor Emeritus of Neurological Surgery (Pediatric Neurosurgery)


Areas of Focus

  • Pediatric brain tumors
  • Conegnital anomalies of brain and spine
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Chiari malformation
  • Spina bifida
  • Neuroendoscopy


  • Pediatric brain tumor outcomes
  • Hydrocephalus management and outcomes
  • History of pediatric neurosurgery


Tomita is a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon who has more than 40 years of clinical experience at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago since 1981. He served as a division head of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Lurie from 2001 to 2019 and is a founding director of Lurie’s Brain Tumor Center and director of Pediatric Neurosurgery Research program at Lurie.

Tomita trained more than 300 residents, fellows and researchers during his career. He published 280 refereed articles, 52 book chapters and was invited to 77 national/international medical societies and medical schools as an official guest or a visiting professor.

Tomita served on multiple editorial boards of medical journals and on executive boards of pediatric neurosurgical societies. He is a past president of International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery.