Takeshi Muneta, MD, PhD (Orthopaedic Surgery)

National Hospital Organization Disaster Medical Center, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Takeshi Muneta is the professor emeritus, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan. He ran the Department of Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine, Graduate of Medical School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University from 2000 to 2017.

Dr. Muneta specializes in knee and sports medicine. He emphasizes the importance of the muscle skeletal pain and the subjective evaluation from the patient. He moved to one of the Disaster Medical Center in Japan as the director, however, he is still active in clinics and surgeries.

Dr. Muneta graduated from Tokyo Medical and Dental University in 1979 and received his medical degree in 1979. He also completed his primary medical education at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Medical Hospital. He worked as the chief of knee and sports medicine group at the Medical Hospital of Tokyo Medical and Dental University from 1992 to 2017. He studied in University of Minnesota at 1990 – 1991 as a research fellow with the research theme of the effect of dynamic loading on healing tendon. Dr. Muneta was selected as an AOA/JOA Travelling Fellowship in 1999.

Dr. Muneta’s major research interest lines in ACL injury and surgeries, clinical outcome from the patient’s aspect, meniscus preservation and pain management. Dr. Muneta is an author of over 240 peer-reviewed articles. He started a two-bundle hamstring ACL reconstruction using Endobuttons at 1994, and reported his preliminary clinical outcome in the Journal of Arthroscopy 1999.

Dr. Muneta is involved in the Editorial Boards of Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, and Arthroscopy (KSSTA), JISAKOS, Journal of Orthopaedic Science and AP-AMART. He worked as the congress president of the Japanese Arthroscopy Association in 2008, Japanese Society of Cartilage Metabolism in 2015, Japanese Society of Clinical Biomechanics in 2015, and Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine in 2016. He will also be the congress president of Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine in 2018.

Terms of Appointment: May 2018 - April 2020