Koji Yamashita achieved his M.D. degree from Nippon Medical School in 1985 and his Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the Graduate School of Nippon Medical School in 1992. From 1991 to 2007, Yamashita was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Surgery II, Nippon Medical School, from 2007 to 2008, a Lecturer at the Department of Surgery, Nippon Medical School, and, since 2009, an Associate Professor at the Division of Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery, Nippon Medical School. Yamashita's awards include the Best Free Paper Award (Kanto-Section of Japanese Breast Cancer Society) in 2005, BSI Best Free Paper Award (Breast Surgery International, International Surgical Week 2007) in 2007, and Best Presentation Award (6th Biennial International Sentinel Node Society Meeting) in 2008. Yamashita is an Active Member in the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), a Fellow Member in the International College of Surgeons, and an Eternal Member in Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA). He is also on the Board of Councilors of Japan Surgical Society and the Japanese Breast Cancer Society. Yamashita's current research centers on devising new method of endoscopic surgery for breast diseases and analyzing sentinel node mapping of breast cancer. For the past few years, he has focused on transaxillary retromammary approach of video-assisted breast surgery and 3D-CT lymphangiography for detailed sentinel node mapping.
Biography Updated on 1 June 2011