Yuji Tachimori, MD

Department of Esophageal Surgery, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan


1979 MD Tokyo Medical and Dental University, School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Training:

1979-1983 Resident in Surgery, Mitsui Memorial Hospital, Tokyo

1983-1984 Chief resident in Surgery, Mitsui Memorial Hospital

1984-1987 Resident in Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo


1987-present Attending Surgeon, National Cancer Center Hospital

2010-present Chief, Department of Esophageal Surgery, National Cancer Center Hospital


The Japan Esophageal Society (Member of the board of directors, Director of the Registration Committee for Esophageal Cancer)

The International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus

International Society of Surgery

Japan Surgical Society

The Japanese Association of Thoracic Surgery

The Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery

Recent interest: Esophageal preservation and Salvage surgery

Recent publications:

Tachimori Y, et al. Comprehensive Registry of Esophageal Cancer in Japan, 2009. Esophagus. 2016;13:110-137.

Tachimori Y, et al. Efficacy of lymph node dissection by node zones according to tumor location for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Esophagus. 2016;13:1-7.

Tachimori Y, et al. Supraclavicular node metastasis from thoracic esophageal carcinoma: A surgical series from a Japanese multi-institutional nationwide registry of esophageal cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014;148:1224-9.

Wang S, Tachimori Y, et al. Prognostic analysis of salvage esophagectomy after definitive chemoradiotherapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: the importance of lymphadenectomy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014;147:1805-11.