Takahiro Nakajima, MD, PhD

Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan

Dr. Nakajima graduated from Miyazaki Medical College (currently Department of Medicine, Miyazaki University) and received MD in 2001. He graduated from Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine and received PhD in 2008.

Dr. Nakajima completed his Thoracic Surgery Residency at Chiba University Hospital in 2004. He became a board certified general thoracic surgeon in 2009 and worked as staff surgeon at Chiba Cancer Center in Japan. He started research fellowship in Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto since 2010 and worked as clinical fellow between until January 2013. He joined the faculty (assistant professor) at Chiba University Hospital in 2013 and currently worked as associate professor at Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine since 2016.

Dr. Nakajima is an active member of The Japanese Association for Chest Surgery, The Japan Lung Cancer Society, The Japanese Respiratory Society, American Thoracic Society, World Association for Bronchology, The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and other several domestic/international societies. He became Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) in 2012. His research is focusing on EBUS-TBNA and translational research using transbronchial biopsied samples. He has published over 140 peer reviewed manuscripts in English. He acquired several governmental/non- governmental funding for medical research since 2006 as a principal investigator. He was selected as a winner for the Young Investigator Award of CHEST 2010, the Ikeda Award in Japanese Society for Respiratory Endoscopy in 2012, The Heinrich Becker Young Investigator Awards for Research and Clinical Innovation in 2014. As educational activities, he continues to support the over 60 EBUS-TBNA training course by medical society and Olympus since 2006. He has also been active in the world and conducted invited lectures in China, Turkey, Singapore, Australia, Russia, and United States.