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Shaun Michael Kunisaki

SHAUN MICHAEL KUNISAKI, M.D., M.Sc., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S., was recruited from the University of Michigan Medical School at the rank of Associate Professor to the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University. A graduate of Harvard University (undergraduate and medical degrees, with honors) and the London School of Economics & Political Science, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (masters of science), Dr. Kunisaki‚Äôs clinical practice spans the full breadth of pediatric general surgery, but he is recognized both regionally and nationally for this expertise in surgical problems of the lungs and esophagus in the fetus and young child. As Director of Pediatric Esophageal Center at Johns Hopkins, he specializes in the management of long-gap esophageal atresia. In his role within the Johns Hopkins Children Center Fetal Program, he helps counsel parents with pregnancies complicated by fetal anomalies. His basic science and translational research laboratory is funded by the National Institutes of Health and is largely focused on using novel scaffolds and stem cells derived from a patient’s own tissues to better understand and treat several important pediatric surgical diseases.