Yumi Maeda is interested in chronic pain. She focuses on the mechanism of developing chronic pain and its treatment effect using functional imaging of human brain.
She is a general dentist in Forsyth faculty practice. She sees patients from all age groups. Her goal is to provide non-stressful and painless dental procedure and help patients to achieve their oral health and beautiful smile. She also offers minimal sedation (NO2) for the patient with anxiety for dental procedure.
Dr. Yumi Maeda received her DDS and PhD degree from Osaka University School /Graduate School of Dentistry in Japan in 1997 and in 2001. She began her postdoctoral training in oral surgery and general dentistry at Osaka University and its affiliated hospitals. She additionally completed a residency program in anesthesiology in Kochi University School of Medicine in 2006. Following her research, she earned her DMD degree from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Maeda is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) and Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).
Osaka University School of Dentistry(Japan), DDS , Dentistry, 1997
Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry(Japan), PhD, Oral Surgery, 2001
Kochi University School of Medicine (Japan), Residency, Anesthesiology, 2005
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, DMD, 2018
Yumi Maeda, Hyungjun Kim, Norman Kettner, Jieun Kim, Stephen Cina 1 ; Cristina Malatesta, Jessica Gerber, Claire McManus, Rebecca Ong-Sutherland, Pia Mezzacappa, Alexandra Libby, Ishtiaq Mawla, Leslie R. Morse, Ted J. Kaptchuk, Joseph Audette, Vitaly Napadow. Rewiring the primary somatosensory cortex in carpal tunnel syndrome with acupuncture. Brain 2017; 140 (4): 914-927.
Maeda Y, Kettner N, Kim J, Kim H, Cina S, Malatesta C, Gerber J, McManus C, Libby A, Mezzacappa P, Mawla I, Morse LR, Audette J, Napadow V. Primary somatosensory/motor cortical thickness distinguishes paresthesia-dominant from pain-dominant carpal tunnel syndrome. Pain 2016;157(5):1085-93.
Yumi Maeda, Norman Kettner, Jameson Holden, Jeungchan Lee, Jieun Kim, Stephen Cina, Cristina Malatesta, Jessica Gerber, Claire McManus, Jaehyun Im, Alexandra Libby, Pia Mezzacappa, Leslie R. Morse, Kyungmo Park, Joseph Audette, MarkTommerdahl, Vitaly Napadow. Functional deficits in carpal tunnel syndrome reflect reorganization of primary somatosensory cortex. Brain. 2014 Jun;137(Pt 6):1741-52.
Maeda Y, Kettner N, Lee J, Sheehan J, Kim J, Cina S, Malatesta C, Gerber J, McManus C, Im J, Libby A, Mezzacappa P, Morse LR, Park K, Audette J, Napadow V. Acupuncture-Evoked Response in Somatosensory and Prefrontal Cortices Predicts Immediate Pain Reduction in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2013:795906. doi: 10.1155/2013/795906. Epub 2013
Maeda Y, Kettner N, Lee J, Sheehan J, Kim J, Cina S, Malatesta C, Gerber J, McManus C, Im J, Libby A, Mezzacappa P, Morse LR, Park K, Audette J, Napadow V. Acupuncture evoked response in contralateral somatosensory cortex reflects peripheral nerve pathology of carpal tunnel syndrome. Medical Acupuncture. 2013, Vol.25 (4) :275-284.
Maeda Y, Kettner N, Sheehan J, Kim J, Cina S, Malatesta C, Gerber J, McManus C, Mezzacappa P, Morse LR, Audette J, Napadow V. Altered brain morphometry in carpal tunnel syndrome is associated with median nerve pathology. Neuroimage: Clinical. 2013 vol.2 : 313-319.
Yumi Maeda, Masahiko Ikeuchi, Paul W. Wacnik, Kathleen A. Sluka. Increased c-fos immunoreactivity in the spinal cord and brain following spinal cord stimulation is frequency-dependent. Brain Res. 2009 Mar 9;1259:40-50.
Maeda Y, Wacnik PW, Sluka KA. Low frequencies, but not high frequencies of bi-polar spinal cord stimulation reduce cutaneous and muscle hyperalgesia induced by nerve injury. Pain. 2008 Aug 15;138(1):143-52.Maeda Y, Lisi TL, Vance CG, Sluka KA. Release of GABA and activation of GABA(A) in the spinal cord mediates the effects of TENS in rats. Brain Res. 2007 Mar 9;1136(1):43-50.