Hiroyuki Oizumi, MD, PhD (Thoracoscopic Surgery)

Department of Cardiovascular, Thoracic and Pediatric Surgery (Second Department of Surgery), Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, Japan

Dr. Hiroyuki Oizumi graduated Yamagata University (Yamagata, Japan) in 1983, receiving his Ph.D. degree in 1992. He received training in general surgery, cardiovascular surgery and thoracic surgery at Yamagata University Hospital and it’s affiliated hospitals.

Currently he is the professor of the Division of General Thoracic Surgery in Yamagata University Hospital, the associate professor of the Department of Cardiovascular Thoracic and Pediatric of Surgery (The Department of Surgery II) in Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, and the vice-chairman of the Endoscopic Surgery Center working at Yamagata University Hospital.

Prof. Oizumi’s research focuses on the General Thoracic Surgery and he dedicated to the development of Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery, but also investigating the broncho-fiberoptic interventions.
Since 2004 he initiated the port access thoracoscopic segmentectomy and so far, applied it to all lung segments including each medial, lateral or posterior basal segment of the lower lob; that is the most difficult part for thoracoscopic maneuver. Therefore, he is the pioneer surgeon in the world performing thoracoscopic anatomical segmentectomies including subsegmentectomies and he has published a lot of papers describing this procedure and the results in the most important medical journals of thoracic surgery.