Expertise: Image-guided therapy, Surgical robotics, Interventional imaging and processing, Intraoperative sensing and imaging
Nobuhiko Hata is a Professor of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He received his B.E. degree in precision machinery engineering from The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, and his M.E. as well as the Doctor of Engineering degrees both from The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. During his graduate program, he joined the Image Guided Therapy Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he currently leads a laboratory focused on surgical navigation and medical robotics. His major achievements include neurosurgical navigation combined with ultrasound imaging, intra-operative image processing, image-guided robot, capsule endoscope, and highly dexterous endoscopic robot. As a “biomedical engineer in a teaching hospital,” Dr. Hata’s research emphasis is on clinical translation of innovative biomedical methods and tools to operating rooms; his highly influential articles both in engineering and clinical domains further support Dr. Hata’s research emphasis.