Kazuhito Morioka, MD, PhD

Dr. Morioka is a research scientist focusing on the interactive mechanism between the central nervous system and the musculoskeletal system in orthopaedic disease and trauma. After obtaining a Ph.D. in surgical medicine from the University of Tokyo and the Japanese board of orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Morioka pursued cutting-edge research on synaptic plasticity after spinal cord injury and pathological mechanism of polytrauma with Dr. Adam Ferguson at UCSF-BASIC. Combining his experience in neurological surgery and orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Morioka joined UCSF-OTI in 2019 and has more recently conducted comprehensive research and collaborative works in orthopaedic disorders, such as bone fracture, low back pain, and postsurgical infection. Dr. Morioka hopes that his works might improve patients' quality of life by addressing significant unmet clinical needs.






Kazuhito Morioka, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Email: kazuhito.morioka@ucsf.edu