Toshio Moritani

Toshio Moritani, MD, PhD

Clinical Professor, Radiology
Director of Clinical Neuroradiology Research
Division of Neuroradiology
Michigan Medicine
University of Michigan
1500 E. Medical Center Dr, B2A209K
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Toshio Moritani MD, PhD is a Professor of Radiology, and serves as the Director of Clinical Neuroradiology Research at the University of Michigan. He received his medical degree and doctoral degree at Showa University in Tokyo, Japan. He worked at the Showa University Hospital in Tokyo and Saitama Children’s Medical Center, Saitama. He came to the USA to work for the Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester as a Research Assistant Professor in 1999, then he joined the University of Iowa as a clinical faculty member in 2004.  After working for the University of Iowa as a Clinical Professor, he joined the faculty of the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan in 2017.

Dr. Moritani has received numerous awards and honors. He has received 70 awards at National and International meetings. He has been awarded Honored Educator from the Radiological Society of North America, and Editor’s Recognition Award from RadioGraphics. He is a recipient of Krabbenhoft Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Moritani is the first author of Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging of the Brain (First and Second Editions and Japanese Edition) from Springer-Verlag. He has published over 150 papers, written 26 book chapters, and presented over 400 scientific or educational presentations at National and International conferences, and more than 70 invited lectures.

Areas of Interest

  • Neuroradiology
  • Pediatric Neuroradiology
  • Diffusion-Weighted Imaging of the Brain, Head & Neck and Spine
  • Perfusion-Weighted Imaging
  • Amide Proton-Weighted Imaging
  • Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM)
  • MR Spectroscopy, 2HG-MRS


Medical School or Training

  • Showa University School of Medicine, 1987


  • Showa University School of Medicine, 1990


  • Neuroradiology, Showa University School of Medicine, 1991

Board Certification

  • American Board of Radiology -Diagnostic Radiology
  • American Board of Radiology -Neuroradiology
  • Japanese Board of Radiology