Rei Ogawa

Nippon Medical School, Japan


Rei Ogawa has obtained the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. He is currently a Faculty Member at the Nippon Medical School in Tokyo, Japan, with a position of an Associate Professor at the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery. In addition, he is now directing the Mechanobiology and Mechanotherapy Laboratory at his medical school. He joined the Tissue Engineering and Wound Healing Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, where he worked between 2007 and 2009 as a Research Fellow. He has focused his recent studies on the mechanobiology of cells and its application to tissue engineering and wound healing. He established a method to regenerate high-quality cartilage using mechanical force (hydrostatic pressure) loading. Moreover, his clinical specialty is reconstructive surgery and scar management, for example, abnormal scar (keloid and hypertrophic scars) prevention and treatment. In relation to this, he studied mechanobiology of scarring, and he is a world leader in this area. He is an editorial board member of many international scientific journals (e.g., the Current Stem Cell Research and Therapy (CSCRT) and SCAR journals) and is a board member of international medical societies (e.g., the Scar Club: International Scar Meeting). In addition, he is an active member of many international medical societies, for example, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the Plastic Surgery Research Council (PSRC), and the Orthopedic Research Society (ORS). He has coauthored over 50 chapters in international/national books, coauthored over 350 papers in international/national scientific journals, and presented over 1000 coauthored papers at international/national conferences including 150 invited lectures.

Biography Updated on 21 November 2013

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