Dr Kamada is the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Asahikawa Medical University in Hokkaido, Japan. He completed his Ph.D. on relaxation times of metabolites in MR spectroscopy. His professional career includes research periods at the Hokkaido University, the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg (Germany), Georgetown University (USA) and The University of Tokyo for neuroscience and biomedical engineering.
His current research topics include functional brain mapping and brain-computer interfaces. Dr. Kamada is an expert on high-gamma mapping procedures to make functional brain maps in real-time.
He records cortico-cortical evoked potentials to identify normal and abnormal networks for brain surgery and evaluates motor, language-related functions, and epilepsy networks at the bedside in the monitoring unit or for awake craniotomy in the operating room. By using multiple-electrophysiological techniques, he established his original surgical technique for neurosurgery.