The Department of Neurology mourns the passing of Jun Kimura, M.D. (2/25/35-3/3/22)

To all friends of Jun Kimura: 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jun Kimura, M.D.  He was an internationally renowned pioneer in the field of Clinical Electrophysiology.  He began his career at the University of Iowa School of Medicine as a medical resident and fellow (1962-1968), Associate Professor (1972-1977), and Professor (1977-1998). Dr. Kimura returned to his alma mater, to serve as Professor and Chairman of the Kyoto University Department of Neurology (1988-1998) before returning back to the University of Iowa as Professor Emeritus (1998-2022). He authored Electrodiagnosis in Diseases of Nerve and Muscle, considered the standard textbook in the field. Dr. Kimura received many awards during his career, including the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award (1999) and the International Congress of Neuromuscular Diseases Lifetime Achievement Award (2006). He also served in many leadership positions, including as President of the Japanese Neurological Society (1997-1998), and President of the World Federation of Neurology (2002-2005).

Despite his impressive academic accomplishments, Dr. Kimura will be best remembered for his kindness, generosity, and humility. He was a brilliant and caring mentor and treated everyone with respect.

A memorial service will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. March 19, at Terry Trueblood in Iowa City.


Wednesday, March 9, 2022