Hiromitsu Takizawa, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic, Endocrine Surgery and Oncology, Institute of Health Bioscience, The University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima, Japan

Associate professor, Department of Thoracic, Endocrine Surgery and Oncology, Institute of Health Bioscience, The University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima, JapanChief, General Thoracic Surgery, Director, Cancer Management Center, Tokushima University Hospital, Tokushima, Japan

Dr. Takizawa graduated from Tokushima University School of Medicine and received MD in 1996, and he graduated from The University of Tokushima Graduate School and received PhD in 2006. He became a board certified surgeon of The Japanese Association for Chest Surgery in 2008 and has been working as a staff surgeon at Tokushima University Hospital. He has been a chief of General Thoracic Surgery at Tokushima University Hospital from 2016. After he returned from University of Toronto, Canada, where he worked as a research fellow at under supervision of Professor Mingyao Liu for 6 months, he assumed an additional post of a director of Cancer Management Center, Tokushima University Hospital in 2017.

His main research interests are minimally invasive thoracic surgery, sentinel node navigation surgery and autofluorescence imaging for visceral pleural invasion of lung cancer.