Kimihiro Shimizu, MD, PhD
Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Integrative Center of General Surgery; Department of General Surgical Science, Gunma University Hospital, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan.
Dr. Shimizu graduated from Gunma University and received his MD in 1993. He further graduated from Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine and received his PhD in 2000.
Dr. Shimizu completed his residency in thoracic oncology at the National Cancer Center Research Institute (Japan) and his residency in thoracic surgery at the National Cancer Center Hospital East (Japan) in 2002. He became a board-certified member of the Japan Surgical Society in 2002 and of the Japanese Association for Chest Surgery in 2005 and started to work as staff surgeon at Gunma University. He joined the faculty of Gunma University as assistant professor in 2009 and works as an associate professor from 2016 at the Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Integrative Center of General Surgery, Gunma University Hospital.
Dr. Shimizu is an active member of The Japanese Association for Chest Surgery, The Japanese Association of Thoracic Surgery, The Japan Lung Cancer Society, Japanese Society of Endoscopic Surgery, American Society of Clinical Oncology, The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and other domestic/international societies. His research focuses on 3DCT pulmonary anatomy, VATS segmentectomy, and salvage surgery. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Since 2005, he acquired several governmental and non-governmental funding for medical research as principal investigator. He received a Research Award from the KITAKANTO Medical Society in 2005, The Final Excellent Paper Award from the Japan Society of Thoracic Surgery in 2017, Gunma Medical Association Award in 2018. Regarding educational activities, he continuously supports the VATS training course held by the Japanese Association for Chest Surgery since 2012. He is currently expanding his area of activity worldwide and has conducted several invited lectures in China and Korea.