Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine

List of Departments, Divisions and Professors

G. Department of Internal Medicine Related

Division of Radiology
Section of Radiology (Prof. Kazuro Sugimura)
The main theme of Radiology is diagnostic radiology, and researches the following issues:
(1) General radiology (X-ray, CT, MRI, RI, US, etc)
(2) Radiologic and pathologic correlation
(3) Management of medical imaging informatics and image processing
(4) Magnetic resonance in medicine
(5) Positron emission CT
(6) Basic and clinical studies for Nuero-, Cardiac, Urogenital-, and Musculoskeletal radiology
E-mail: sugimura@med.kobe-u.ac.jp
Original Home Page: http://www.med.kobe-u.ac.jp/rad/

Section of Radiation Oncology (Associate Prof. Ryohei Sasaki)
Radiation Oncology was established in 2008. The current programs under the direction of Dr. Sasaki are as follows:
(1) Basic and clinical studies on radiation oncology
(2) Clinical studies on multimodality treatment
(3) Basic and clinical studies on translational research
(4) Studies on radiation physics
(5) Studies on cancer biology and radiation biology
E-mail: rsasaki@med.kobe-u.ac.jp
Original Home Page: http://www.med.kobe-u.ac.jp/rad/

Section of Functional and Diagnostic Imaging Research (Associate Prof. Yoshiharu Ohno)
Functional and Diagnostic Imaging Research section is established in April, 2009.The missions of this section are encouraging researches of functional imaging, diagnostic radiology and medical engineering field.The current program under the direction of Dr. Ohno is as follows:
(1) Basic and clinical studies for functional and metabolic imaging in chest and abdominal radiology fields
(2) Basic study for medical engineering and medical informatics
(3) Development and clinical application of new functional and diagnostic imaging method by using multi- or area-detector CT, magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine
(4)Development and clinical application of computer-aided detection and/ or diagnosis
E-mail: yosirad@ kobe-u.ac.jp
Original Home Page: http://www.med.kobe-u.ac.jp/rad/

Section of Ion Beam Therapy (Affiliated Graduate Program) (Prof. Yoshio Hishikawa)
The Hyogo Ion Beam Medical Center was opened as the first facility in the world to provide both proton and carbon ion beam therapy in 2001. The center has established allied graduate program relationship with Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine since April in 2001. The current program is as follows:
(1) Basic and clinical studies on ion beam treatment
(2) Study on the relative biological effectiveness of ion beams
(3) Study on the autoactivation of ion beam treatment.
E-mail: y.hishikawa@hibmc.shingu.hyogo.jp
Original Home Page: http://www.hibmc.shingu.hyogo.jp/

Section of Molecular Imaging (Affiliated Graduate Program) (Visiting Prof. Michio Senda)
The Institute of Biomedical Research and Innovation (IBRI) provide facilities to bridge the gap between basic research and clinical application (Translational Research) in cooperation with industry, academic and government organizations. The IBRI has established the allied graduate program with Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine. The current program under the direction of Dr. Senda is as follows:
(1) Study on in vivo functional imaging with PET
(2) Study on integrated radiation therapy
(3) Study on medical application of MR technology
E-mail: senda@fbri.org
Original Home Page: http://www.ibri-kobe.org/laboratory/ibri_director.html

Division of Endovascular Therapy (Prof. Koji Sugimoto)
Research Introduction:
Our new department was established in April 2009. The aim of our department is the development of endovascular therapy under the multidisciplinary organization. We perform reliable clinical research based on rich experience in endovascular therapy and basic research.
The current clinical research is as follows:
(1) Study on the long term results of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR)
(2) Study on application of endovascular methods for aortic dissection
(3) Study on clinical efficacy of endovascular therapy for critical limb ischemia
The current basic research is as follows:
(1) Study on the development of new devices for endovascular therapy
(2) Study on the quantitative analysis of embolic efficacy with liquid embolic material
E-mail: kojirad@med.kobe-u.ac.jp

Division of Pedriatics
Section of Pediatrics (Prof. Masafumi Matsuo)
(1) Molecular and cellular therapies
(2) Neonatology: Pathophysiology of the newborn and premature
(3) Pediatric neurology: Neurological development and its disorders
(4) Congenital anomalies and metabolic disorders
(5) Immunopathology of the pediatric renal diseases
(6) Pediatric hemato-oncology
(7) Pediatric psychosomatic disorders
(8) International pediatrics of health science
E-mail: matsuo@kobe-u.ac.jp
Original Home Page: http://pedata.med.kobe-u.ac.jp/

Section of Aplied Genome Medicine and Bioinformatics (Prof. Masafumi Matsuo)
E-mail: matsuo@kobe-u.ac.jp
Original Home Page: http://suzume.med.kobe-u.ac.jp/

Section of Child Health and Development (Donation Lab.) (Prof. Kazumoto Iijima)@
(1) Birth cohort studies for child health and development
(2) Pathogenesis of childhood renal diseases
(3) Clinical trials for childhood refractory renal dissesaes
E-mail: iijima@med.kobe-u.ac.jp
Original Home Page: http://pedata.med.kobe-u.ac.jp/

Division of Dermatology (Prof. Chikako Nishigori)
Our department is one of the most famous therapeutic centers s of photo-medicine in Japan. Many patients with photosensitive disorders including xeroderma pigmentosum are referred to us from all over Japan. In the remedy aspect, we give priority to malignant skin tumors, and provide effective and feasible cure including gSentinel lymph node biopsy of malignant melanomah (approved as the advanced medical technology) and gPhotodynamic therapyh. In the research aspect, we energetically make studies on photosensitive disorders, allergic skin diseases and cutaneous malignant tumors, and present a fruitful research achievements.
E-mail: chikako@med.kobe-u.ac.jp
Original Home Page: http://www.med.kobe-u.ac.jp/dermat/index.htm

Division of Psychiatry and Neurology (Prof. Kiyoshi Maeda)
We are engaged in not only psychosocial approaches toward psychiatric diseases but also biological elucidation of its pathogenesis.
1jMolecular Genetics, Neuroimaging and Neuropathology of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
2jClinical Psychogeriatrics
3jNeurobiology of Suicide, Mood Disorders and Schizophrenia.
4jClinical Psychopharmacology of Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders and Suicide
5jChild and Adolescent Psychiatry
6jDevelopmental Traumatology
E-mail: maedak@kobe-u.ac.jp
Original Home Page: http://www.med.kobe-u.ac.jp/psyneu/index.html

Division of Clinical Pathology and Immunology
Section of Clinical Laboratory Medicine (Prof. Shunichi Kumagai)
The goal of our research is to elucidate the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Sjogrenfs syndrome (SS), and to develop new treatments for the diseases. We focus on the role of oxidative stress in autoimmune diseases. We aim to develop new treatments for autoimmune diseases by regulating epigenetic alterations (histone acetylation, micro RNA expression) and by modulating the functions of cell surface molecules (PD-1-PD-1L interaction, outside-in integrin signal transduction).
E-mail: kumagais@med.kobe-u.ac.jp
Original Home Page: http://www.med.kobe-u.ac.jp/clilab/index.htm

Section of Evidence-based Laboratory Medicine (Sysmex Donation Lab.) (Prof. Shunichi Kumagai)
The main goal of our department is to establish "Evidence-Based Laboratory Medicine",the laboratory medicine based upon scientific evidences . We also aim to develop new diagnostic tests for collagenvasucluar diseases.
Our current focuses are;
1.To evaluate the usefulness and utilities of the laboratory tests such as anti-CCP antibody in evidence based medicine framework, using our specialty skills for new statistical method. Especially, we are specialized in systematic reviews and meta-analysis.
2.To play an critical part in the clinical research of Kobe University for biostatistical methodology and clinical study designing. We contribute to the various phases of the clinical research from preclinical phase to trials for clinical applications.
3.The development of the new laboratory tests focused on the transcription factors.
E-mail: kumagais@med.kobe-u.ac.jp
Original Home Page: http://www.med.kobe-u.ac.jp/gs/field/clinical/evi_labo.html

Division of ...... (Prof. Eiichi Maeda)
E-mail: emaeda@med.kobe-u.ac.jp
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Division of Biosignal Pathophysiology (Prof. Hisamitsu Baba)
(1) Prophylactic medicine (Research on etiology, prevention, early diagnosis, and therapy of adolescent & middle-aged diseases)
(2) Endocrinology and Metabolism (Research on etiology, prevention, early diagnosis, and therapy of thyroid & parathyroid diseases)
(3) Gastroenterology and hepatology (research on etiology, prevention, early diagnosis, and therapy of digestive diseases)
E-mail: drbaba@kobe-u.ac.jp
Original Home Page: http://www.kobe-u.ac.jp/medicalc/

Division of Pharmaceutics (Prof. Midori Hirai)
The goal of our research is to elucidate clinical applications for the optimal pharmacotherapy.
The current research projects are as follows;
(1) Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs
(2) Tailor-made pharmacotherapy based on genotyping
(3) Drug metabolizing enzyme and transporter systems in the drug disposition
(4) Development of drug delivery systems and optimization of gene therapy
(5) Supportive care during chemotherapy
E-mail: midorih@med.kobe-u.ac.jp
Original Home Page: http://www.med.kobe-u.ac.jp/yakudo/

Division of System Biology of Disease (Allied Graduate Program) (Visiting Prof. Shigetaka Asano)

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