Department of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery

Head of the Office: Taku Aoki, MD, PhD

Message from the Head of the Office

     The focuses of our department are hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery and general surgery, and we are now widely developing clinical and research activities associated with these fields. We are proud of prominent surgical operations in liver resection, pancreas resection, and liver transplantation; and based on the experience, we have conducted many cohort studies, clinical trials, and basic research. We exert ourselves to convince the students of the attractiveness of surgery, especially of hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery, and hope the students to collaborate lively with us in the future.


1.Education of surgery and surgical oncology

  • Anatomy and physiology of the liver, biliary system, and the pancreas.
  • Diagnoses and treatments for benign and malignant HBP diseases.
  • Surgical techniques and outcomes.

2.Research associated with hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery

  • Retrospective cohort studies.
  • Prospective clinical trials.
  • Genomic researches on HBP malignancies (hepatocellular carcinoma, pancreatic cancer).

3. Education
School of Medicine:

3rd year Lectures on gastroenterology
Lectures on general Surgery
4th year Lectures on symptomatology
5th & 6th year Clinical Clerkship
Advanced clinical clerkship
Lectures on gastroenterological diseases (6th year)

Research Field

  • Surgical outcomes of HBP benign and malignant disease.
  • Research on the genomic changes associated with hepatocellular carcinoma and pancreatic cancer.
  • Development of novel treatment strategies for pancreatic cancer and neuroendocrine neoplasms.
  • Researches on liver regeneration.
  • Development of minimally invasive HBP surgery.


Academic Society Activities

The Japan Surgical Society
The Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery
The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
The Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
The Japan Surgical Association
The Japan Society of Hepatology
The Japan Biliary Association
The Japan Pancreas Society
The Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery
The Japan Society for Transplantation
The Japan Liver Transplantation Society
The Japan Liver Cancer Association
The Japan Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (JNETS)
The International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO)


Professor: Taku Aoki, MD, PhD
Associate Professor: Mitsuru Ishizuka, MD, PhD
Associate Professor: Yukihiro Iso, MD, PhD
Senior Assistant Professor: Shozo Mori, MD, PhD
Senior Assistant Professor: Akihito Abe, MD, PhD
Senior Assistant Professor: Yuhki Sakuraoka, MD, PhD
Senior Assistant Professor: Takayuki Shiraki, MD, PhD
Senior Assistant Professor: Takatsugu Matsumoto, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor: Kyung Hwa Park, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor: Takamune Yamaguchi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor: Hiroyuki Hachiya, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor: Takayuki Shimizu, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor: Norisuke Shibuya, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor: Genki Tanaka, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor: Yusuke Nishi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor: Shun Sato, MD, PhD

Characteristics of the section

     Based on abundant experiences in liver resection, pancreas resection, and liver transplantation we have conducted many cohort studies, clinical trials, and basic research studies. We are currently undergoing several clinical and basic research investigations and also joining many multi-institutional studies.