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Hiroshi Shibasaki MD, PhD

Hiroshi Shibasaki MD, PhD

Emeritus Professor, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan

Hiroshi Shibasaki, MD, PhD, graduated from Kyushu University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan, in 1969. He was a resident of Neurology at the University of Minnesota Hospital, USA (1969-1971), a Visiting Scientist at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, UK (1978-1979), and Director of Human Brain Research Center (1990-2003) and Chairman of Neurology (1999-2003) at Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. Dr. Shibasaki was Fogarty Scholar at NINDS, NIH, USA (2003 to 2005), President of International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (2007-2010), and Visiting Professor at l’Institut Cerveau, Salpetriere Hospital, Paris (May-June 2013). He is currently Emeritus Professor of Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine.

Dr. Shibasaki's recent publications include:

  • Shibasaki H, Hallett M. The Neurologic Examination. Scientific Basis for Clinical Diagnosis. Oxford University Press, New York, 2016.
  • Shibasaki H, Hallett M, Bhatia KP, Reich SG, Balint B. Involuntary Movements. Classification and Video Atlas. Oxford University Press, New York, 2020.

Dr. Shibasaki's honorary memberships include:

  • German Clinical Neurophysiology Society (2003–)
  • International Parkinson Disease Movement Disorders Society (2004–)
  • Japanese Society of Neurology (2005–)
  • French Society of Neurology (2006–)
  • Japanese Society of Clinical Neurophysiology (2006–)



Dr. Shibasaki has no relevant disclosures.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Cortical Tremor and Other Forms of Cortical Myoclonus