Takeaki Ishizawa MD, PhD, FACS

Takeaki Ishizawa MD, PhD, FACS

Lector, Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo
President (2017-2018), the International Society for Fluorescence Guided Surgery (ISFGS)

Professional Activities and Distinctions:

Dr. Takeaki Ishizawa is a lector at the Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo. Dr. Ishizawa received his medical degree in 2000 from The University of Chiba, in Chiba Japan and then went on to complete his Ph.D. in 2008 at The University of Tokyo (Prof. Makuuchi and Prof. Kokudo).  In 2011, Dr. Ishizawa stayed in Paris as a fellow at the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (Prof. Gayet). Dr. Ishizawa performed more than 300 laparoscopic and open HPB surgeries at the Cancer Institute Hospital, Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research in Tokyo, between 2014 and 2017.

 

Areas of Research and Publication:

Dr. Ishizawa has developed in vivo fluorescence imaging and actively applied these technique to his clinical practices. So far, Dr. Ishizawa has been published for his work in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery and fluorescence-guided surgery in more than 50 peer-reviewed international journals, including the Gastroenterology and the Annals of Surgery. Currently, he plays a role as a president of the International Society for Fluorescence Guided Surgery (ISFGS, www.isfgs.org), aiming to share updated information on this topic among researchers, surgeons, and technicians.

Dr. Ishizawa has been honored with many prestigious awards including: award from the 106th Annual Congress of Japan Surgical Society, the British Journal of Surgery Award at the 45th Congress of the European Society for Surgical Research, KARL STORZ Award at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery, Best International Abstract Award at SAGES2016, and the 2017 International Guest Scholarship of American College of Surgeons.