Title: Attending Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Company: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Location: Glenview, Illinois, United States
Tadanori Tomita, MD, Attending Pediatric Neurosurgeon at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in neurological surgery.
After watching his father excel as a veterinarian, Dr. Tomita sought to spearhead a career in the medical profession in his own right. Attaining a Doctor of Medicine from the Kobe University School of Medicine in 1970, he went on to complete residencies in neurosurgery at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital and in general surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center by 1981. In addition, he completed a fellowship at the Kettering Council Care Center in New York. In his initial career positions, Dr. Tomita served as the director of the pediatric neurosurgery fellowship program from 1998 to 2018, as well as the vice-chairperson of the department of neurosurgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine from 2003 to 2019.
Taking on various feats, Dr. Tomita has served as the founding director of the Falk Brain Tumor Center and of the multi-disciplinary pediatric brain tumor board at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago since 1986 and 1988, respectively. He has also been a professor of neurosurgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine since 1996, as well as a member of the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute since 1989 and the Northwestern University Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center since 1990. In addition, Dr. Tomita has excelled as the director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute since 2003 and as a board member of the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute since 2017.
Notably, Dr. Tomita has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, including consistent listings among America’s Top Doctors, America’s Top Doctor for Cancer and Best Doctor for Cancer, as well as Top Doctors by U.S. News & World Report. In 2016, he was granted the Olivia Kresach Medal of Excellence Award from the BrainUp Foundation and the Thirty-Five Years’ Service Award from Children’s Memorial Hospital. Earlier, Dr. Tomita received the 2006 Twenty-Five Years Faculty Service Award from Northwestern University, the 1980 Frank Notides Award to Neurosurgical Resident for Patient Care from Children’s Memorial Hospital and the 1979 Sherry Kallick Neurosurgical Resident Award from Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
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