Y. Sawa works as a Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine (Osaka, Japan). Dr. Sawa earned his M.D. degree from Osaka University Medical School, served as an intern in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, and in 1987 earned a Ph.D. degree. He has served as a Research and Clinical Fellow at Max-Planck Institute in Germany supported by Humboldt Scholarship (1989–1991). In 1992 Sawa was appointed as an Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka University Medical School, and he serves as Professor and Chief in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery as well as the Director of the Medical Center for Translational Research in Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine. His clinical focus includes treatment of failing hearts using surgical approaches including transplantation, artificial organs, gene therapy, and myocardial regeneration therapy. His research interests include cardiovascular surgery, heart transplantation, artificial organs, gene therapy, and regeneration therapy.
Biography Updated on 8 November 2013