Dr. Masaki Hashimoto, MD, PhD is the Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery at Hyogo College of Medicine and a member of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Dr. Hashimoto received his medical degree from Hyogo College of Medicine. His general, cardiovascular and thoracic surgical training were all completed at Hyogo College of Medicine Hospital. He has a rich surgical experience in lung cancer and mesothelioma. Dr. Hashimoto focuses his research interests on the clinical use of circulating tumor cells and development of new ways to test and treat malignant pleural mesothelioma.