Haruka Nakanishi MD, PhD


Medical education: University of Miyazaki - 2002

Department: Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Miyazai Universty Hospital 

Present Post: Assistant Professor

Board certified Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery of The Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Society Japan. Inc 

A Member of Surfer's Medical Association



Otology Society Japan Incentive Award 2009 for the article:

Haruka Nakanishi, Tetsuya Tono, Hirokazu Kawano, Katsuhiro Toyama, Keiji Matsuda. Clinical Observation on so-called Secondary cholesteatoma. Otology Japan18(5):659-664, 2008

Poster Award 1st Place at the Triological Society Annual Meeting, CA, USA. 2012

With Dr. Douglas Hetzler July.2013
 He is well known as the "Michelangelo of the ear canal" because  he introduced the chisel technque for Surfer's Ear surgery in this article:

Douglas G. Hetzler : Osteotome Technique for Removal of Symptomatic Ear Canal Exostoses: Laryngoscope 117:January 2007 Supplement

He has a lot of experience especially in surfer's ear surgery. I visited his clinic and received instruction about the chisel technique for surfer's ear surgery.

He is one of the best mentors of mine. We have kept in touch and discuss development in the procedure of surfer's ear sugery.


Dr. Douglas Hetzler explains about Surfer's Ear in this website