Professor Norihiro Kokudo


Professor Norihiro Kokudo

Norihiro Kokudo, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS. Dr. Norihiro Kokudo is the President of National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Tokyo. He earned his M.D. in 1981, and then Ph.D. in 1988 at University of Tokyo. From 1989 to 1991 he stayed at Department of Surgery, University of Michigan as a visiting research investigator. After 6 years at Cancer Institute Hospital, Tokyo, as a senior staff of GI surgery, he joined the Department of HPB Surgery in The University of Tokyo and became a professor and chairman in 2007 (until 2017). Dr. Kokudo has been conducting a number of research projects on surgical treatment of HCC or ICC, colorectal liver metastases, and living donor liver transplantation. As the chairman of the guideline committee, he compiled 3rd and 4th version of Japanese clinical practice guidelines for HCC in 2013 and 2017. Dr. Kokudo is the president of International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA), and a past president of Japan Surgical Society and Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (A-PHPBA). He is also a fellow of American College of Surgeons (Governor) and Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is an honorary regional editor for HPB, and an associate editor for Liver Cancer and Digestive Surgery.

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