Masanori Igarashi, M.D.


  • University of Tokyo, Faculty of Culture, Tokyo, Japan
  • M.D. - University of Tokyo, Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

Post-Graduate Training

  • Internship - University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
  • Resident - Pediatrics, St. Luke's International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
  • Resident - Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Resident - Pediatric Neurology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Trainee- Electromyography, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Trainee - Intraoperative Evoked Potential Monitoring, University of Florida, Gainesville Florida

Professional Certification and Licensing

  • Japan
  • Tennessee
  • Board Certified - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Board Certified - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Board Certified - American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Clinical Neurophysiology Certification (Sub board of Board of Neurology and Psychiatry

Research Interests

Muscle and nerve disorders

Representative Publications

Nishimura K, Igarashi M. Gray syndrome in a one-month old infant. Japanese Journal of Pediatrics 22: 1595-1598, 1969.

Nishimura K, Nagamoto K, Igarashi M. Extensive skin manifestations of Herpes virus infection in an acute leukemic child. Pediatrics 49: 294-297, 1972.

Nishimura K, Igarashi M, Ishii A, Sawae T. Thrombocytopenic purpura associated with exanthema subitum. Japanese Journal of Pediatrics 25: 809-812, 1972.

Nishimura K, Igarashi M, Watanabe A, Hirooka J, Mannami H, Shitara T, Yoshida S, Hosoya R. Three cases of Down syndrome with congenital leukemia or dysgranuropoiesis. Clinical Hematology 14: 1409-1414, 1973.

Yamamoto T, Suzuki E, Igarashi M, Ohya T, Minami R, Doi O. A case of Kawasaki Disease (mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome) with Legg-Calve-Perthes disease-like bone change. Progress of Research in Kawasaki Disease (MCLS) . pp 168-173, Kindai Shuppan Co. Ltd, Tokyo, 1976

Nishimura K, Igarashi M. Thrombocytopenic purpura associated with exanthema subitum. Pediatrics 60: 260, 1977.

Igarashi M, Gilmartin R, Gerald B, Wilburn F, Jabbour J. Cerebral arteritis and bacterial meningitis. Archives of Neurology 41: 531-535, 1984.

Magill H, Hixson S, Whitington G, Igarashi M, Hanissian A. Duodenal perforation in childhood dermatomyositis. Pediatric Radiology 14: 28-30, 1984.

Benator T, Magill H, Gerald B, Igarashi M, Fitch S. Herpes simplex encephalitis: CT findings in the neonate and young infant. American Journal of Neuroradiology 6: 539-543, 1985.

Bertorini T, Igarashi M. Post poliomyelitis muscle pseudohypertrophy. Muscle and Nerve 8: 644-649, 1985.

Pratt C, Green A, Horowitz M, Mayer W, Etcubanas E, Douglas E, Hayes F, Thompson E, Willimas J, Igarashi M, Kovnar E. Central nervous toxicity following the treatment of pediatric patients with ifosfamide/mesna. Journal of Clinical Oncology 4: 1253-1261, 1986.

Bertorini T, Palmieri G, Griffith J, Igarashi M, McGee J, Brown R, Nutting D, Hinton A, Kavas J. Effect of chronic treatment with the calcium antagnosit diltiazem in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Neurology 38: 609-613,1988.

Igarashi M, Boehm R, May W, Bornhofen J. Syncope associated with hair- grooming. Brain and Development 10: 249-251,1988.

Igarashi M, Roy S, Stapleton FB. Cerebrovascular complications in children with nephrotic syndrome. Pediatric Neurology 4: 362-365, 1988.

Storgion SA, Igarashi M, May WN, and Stidham GL. Plasmapheresis for Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Pediatric Neurology 5: 389-90, 1989.

Bertorini TE, Palmieri GMA, Griffin J, Igarashi M, Hinton A, Karas JG. Effect of Dantolene in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Muscle and Nerve 14: 503-507, 1991.

Igarashi M, May WN, Golden GS. Pharmacological treatment of childhood migraine. Journal of Pediatrics 120: 653-657, 1992.

Maroun D, Bertorini TE, Igarashi M. Congenital muscular dystrophy presenting with respiratory failure. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 34: 274-278, 1992.

Igarashi M. Multiple brain abscesses (Images in clinical medicine). New England Journal Medicine 329: 1083, 1993.

Igarashi M. Group practice and subspecialty practice. Pediatric Medicine (Tokyo) 25: suppl 89-91, 1993.

Igarashi M, Thompson E, Rivera G. Vincristine neuropathy in Type I and Type II Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (Hereditary Motor Sensory Neuropathy) Medical and Pediatric Oncology 25: 113-116, 1995.

Palmieri GA, Bertorini TE, Griffin JW, Igarashi M, Karas JG. Assessment of whole body composition with dual energy X-ray absorptiometry in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Correlation of lean body mass with muscle function. Muscle and Nerve; 19: 777-779; 1996.

Igarashi M. Rose DF. Storgion S. Moebius Syndrome and Central Respiratory Dysfunction. Pediatric Neurology 16: 237-40; 1997.

Bertorini TE, Sebes JI, Palmieri GMA, Igarashi M, Horner LH. Diltiazem in Juvenile Dermatomyositis. Neurology 50: A205, 1998.

Bertorini TE, Sebes JL, Palmieri GMA, Igarashi M, Horner LH. Diltiazem in the Treatment of Calcinosis in Juvenile Dermatomyositis. Neurology 1998; 51: (Abstract).

Bertorini TE, Igarashi M. Congenital Muscular Dystrophy. In Neuromuscular Diseases Expert Clinician's View. Ed. Pourman R., 2001 Butterworth & Heinemann

Igarashi M. Floppy Infant Syndrome. Clinical Neuromuscular Disease 2004; 6: 69-90

Escolar D, Buyse G, Bertorini T, Igarashi M. CINRG randomized controlled trial of Creatinine and glutamine in Duchenne muscular atrophy. Annals of Neurology 2005; 58: 151-155

Contact Us

Department of Neurology

855 Monroe Ave, Suite 415
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6199
Fax: (901) 448-7440

Andrei V. Alexandrov, MD
Department of Neurology
Semmes-Murphey Professor

Marc Malkoff, MD
Residency Training Program Director

Kristin Loan-Jonakin
Adult Neurology Residency
Training Coordinator
Phone: (901) 448-6661
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