Makoto Hashizume graduated at Kyushu University Faculty of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1979 and finished residency at general surgery II, Kyushu University Hospital. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in 1984 from Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, in the area of pathology for portal hypertension. He has been working in the field of minimally invasive surgery including endoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, and portal hypertension. He was promoted to Professor and Chairman, Department of Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University in 1999. He received an official commendation for innovative technology from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2006. He also won the special prize of this year’s robot 2007 for MR compatible surgical robotic system. He serves currently as the Director of Emergency and Critical Care Centre, the Director of Centre of Integration of Advanced Medicine and Innovative Technology, Kyushu University Hospital (CAMIT), and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Advanced Medical Initiatives, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University.
Biography Updated on 24 August 2010