Akio Morita, MD, PhD is the professor and chairman of department of Neurological Surgery and the dean of Graduate School of Medicine, at Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan and currently the assistant secretary of WFNS. He graduated from University of Tokyo, School of Medicine, and trained at University of Tokyo, and at the Mayo Clinic (1989-96) and later became an assistant professor at the George Washington University (97-8), followed by appoint as an assistant professor (later associate professor) at the University of Tokyo (1998-2005). He specialized in Cranial Base Surgery and Vascular Surgery and performed more than 5,000 surgeries in his life. Published more than 200 peer reviewed papers on cerebrovascular surgery, cranial base surgery, and development of new surgical devices, etc. in prominent journals such as J Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Neurology and New England J of Medicine.