Eishi Asano, MD, PhD

Eishi Asano, MD, PhD


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Eishi Asano, MD, PhD

Narrative Bio

Dr. Eishi Asano, Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, is a leading expert on functional brain mapping. He has served as Teaching Faculty in Wayne State University and Medical Director of Neurodiagnostics in Children’s Hospital of Michigan since 2004. He has played a central role in epilepsy presurgical evaluation, including invasive monitoring, for >500 patients ranging from neonates to adults. As the first or last author, he published 51 papers related to intracranial neural recording and/or stimulating technologies in main-stream neurology and neuroscience journals from 2008 to 2017 alone; six were accompanied by an editorial and five were featured as the journal cover. His research activity has been supported by NIH grants since 2004. His recent academic achievement includes establishment of four-dimensional functional brain atlas, which animates the dynamics of neural modulations elicited by sensory, motor, or cognitive tasks on 3D standardized or individual brain surface images with a temporal resolution of 1.0 – 10.0 ms (Brain 2017;140:1351-1370). He served as an editorial board member of Clinical Neurophysiology, the Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology from 2009 to 2016. He was selected as 2017 Health Care Hero by Crain's Detroit Business.

Research Summary:

Dr. Asano’s ultimate research goal is to optimize the seizure outcome and the quality of life of patients who undergo epilepsy surgery. We have recently established a unique mapping method referred to as ‘4D brain map’ (Brain 2017;140:1351-1370). It accurately animates when and where brain regions are activated and suppressed on a 3D surface image with an excellent spatial-temporal resolution (≤0.01 second / ≤1 cm). Please let Dr. Asano know if you are interested in our research program.

Office Address

Children's Hospital of Michigan, Pediatrics, Detroit, MI, 48201

Other Information

Grant funding from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Title: Functional Brain Mapping in Pediatric Neurosurgery. Period: 2009-2019.


Tohoku University, Japan, Ph.D., 2002; Neurosurgery University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, M.S., 2007 Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis


Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan. MD conferred in 1996.

Position Title

 Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology


Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan. 1996-1998.




Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Pediatric Neuroimaging Research, 1998-2002;
Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Pediatric Neurophysiology Research, 2000-2002;
Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Pediatric Neurology/Clinical Neurophysiology, 2002-2004 


Epilepsy, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Human Brain Mapping




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