Dr. Kenichi Oishi is a Professor in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at Johns Hopkins Medicine. His expertise lies in neurology and neuroscience, focusing on magnetic resonance imaging and neuroinformatic technologies.
Dr. Oishi completed two residencies: one in internal medicine at Kobe City General Hospital in Kobe, Japan, and another in neurology at the National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry in Tokyo, Japan. Following his tenure as a research and teaching assistant in Clinical Molecular Medicine at Kobe University, he became an Assistant Professor of Neurology there in 2005. In 2006, Dr. Oishi joined the Division of Magnetic Resonance Research in the Department of Radiology.
Dr. Oishi is internationally renowned for developing electronic brain atlases, which are widely utilized in neuroimaging research. He uses these atlases to investigate brain structures involved in language, brain development, aging, and changes due to preterm birth, perinatal hypoxic-ischemic events, stroke, and neurodegenerative diseases. His methods include advanced neuroimaging techniques and comprehensive neurological, behavioral, and neuropsychological assessments to gauge brain injury severity. Dr. Oishi's recent work includes analyzing real-world clinical data with artificial intelligence for precision medicine in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and dementia in the elderly. He also conducts in vivo and ex vivo ultra-high-resolution MRI studies to explore anatomical connectivity and changes due to neurodegeneration, along with cross-species comparative neuroanatomy to understand evolutionary changes in brain structures and functions.