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Toshifumi Wakai, MD, PhD Professor and Chairman

Division of Digestive and General Surgery,
Niigata University Graduate Stuchool of Medical and Dental Sciences
1-757 Asahimachi-dori, Chuo-ku, Niigata City, 951-8510 Japan

Inaugural address

Toshifumi Wakai, MD, PhD, has been appointed to the Professor and Chairman of the Division of Digestive and General Surgery, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences on December 16, 2012. I am a surgeon with special experience in hepatobiliary disease, particularly in patients with liver, bile duct, gallbladder or pancreatic cancers. I also have a lot of experience treating patients with colorectal liver metastases.

We all work closely as a team and meet frequently to determine the most appropriate treatment for each patient, review research, and organize the team to achieve the best possible care for patients. We will foster “medical doctors who can heal and care” through their advanced clinical skills, commonsense and genuine humanity. We contribute to the development of medical science, education, and research, specializing in specified fields.

Applications for postdoctoral positions overseas at Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences

We have several graduate programs of the Division of Digestive and General Surgery, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences. I am really interested in postdoctoral education and translational research regarding surgical oncology. I wonder if you have any plans for a second postdoctal fellowship. If you can direct me to relevant websites on the interest, please contact me via e-mail: wakait@med.niigata-u.ac.jp. We look forward to working with you in the near future and hope that we will be able to collaborate in many academic endeavors to forward the surgical oncology field.

Yours sincerely,

CURRICULUM VITAE(Last update: December 16, 2012)

Education

4/1994 - 3/1999 Ph. D. (Doctor of Philosophy) in Surgical Oncology
Niigata University, Graduate School of Medicine, Niigata, Japan
4/1985 - 3/1992 M. D. (Doctor of Medicine)
Yamanashi University, School of Medicine, Yamanashi, Japan

Professional Experience

12/2012 - Professor and Chairman
Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Division of Digestive and General Surgery
4/2010 – 11/2012 Associate Professor
Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital, Division of Digestive and General Surgery
10/2003 – 3/2010 Assistant Professor
Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital, Division of Digestive and General Surgery
4/1999 – 9/2003 Surgical Fellow
Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital, Division of Digestive and General Surgery
4/1992 – 3/1994 Surgical Resident
Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital

Memberships of Academic Societies

  • International Society of Surgery (ISS/SIC)
  • The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)
  • International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA)
  • International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO)
  • Japan Surgical Society
  • Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
  • Japanese Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • Japan Surgical Association
  • Japan Biliary Association

Awards, Prizes, Scholarships and Distinctions

2012-2014 Grant-inAid for Scientific Research #24592021 from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
2012 Editorial board: World Journal of Surgical Procedures
2010 - Editorial board: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology
Councilor of Japan Biliary Association
2009 - 2011 Grant-inAid for Scientific Research #21591768 from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
2009 - Listed Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare
2009 - Editorial board: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
2008 Grant for Promotion of Niigata University Research Projects
2006 - 2007 Grant-inAid for Scientific Research #16591301 from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
2006 - Listed Who’s Who in Asia
2004 - 2005 Grant-inAid for Scientific Research #16591301 from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
2004 Grant for Promotion of Niigata University Research Projects
Councilor of Japanese Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association