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Hitoshi Okazaki

Hitoshi Okazaki
Departments/Divisions

Department of Blood Transfusion

Titles

M.D., Ph.D.

Expertise/Specialties

Transfusion Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Research Interests

Mechanism of transfusion complications, Haemovigilance

Languages

Japanese / English

HomePage

http://www.h.u-tokyo.ac.jp/english/centers-services/central-clinical-facilities/department-of-blood-transfusion/index.html

Education
Year Institution Degree
1990 The University of Tokyo School of Medicine M.D.
2000 The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine Ph.D.
Training
Years attended Institution Training
1990 University of Tokyo Hospital Internship
1991 International Medical Center of Japan Resident
Appointments and positions
Years Institution Title
1994-95 University of Tokyo Hospital Assistant Professor
1995-99 National Institute of Health (USA) Research Fellow
1999-2004 University of Tokyo Hospital Assistant Professor
2004-2010 Japanese Red Cross Research and Development Department, Central Blood Institute, Blood Service Headquarters Deputy Senior Director
2010-2013 Japanese Red Cross Research and Development Department, Central Blood Institute, Blood Service Headquarters Senior Director
2013-Present Department of Transfusion Medicine,
Graduate School of Medicine and Fuculty of Medicine The University of Tokyo
Professor
Board Certifications
Year Certifications
2004 The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, Certified Internist
2005 Japanese Society of Allergology, Certified Allergist
2010 Japan Society of Transfusion Medicine and Cell Therapy, Certified Transfusionist
Selected Publications
  • Nakazawa H, Ohnishi H, Okazaki H, Hashimoto S, Hotta H, Watanabe T, Ohkawa R, Yatomi Y, Nakajima K, Iwao Y, Takamoto S, Shimizu M, Iijima T: Impact of fresh-frozen plasma from male-only donors versus mixed-sex donors on postoperative respiratory function in surgical patients: a prospective case-controlled study. Transfusion 49: 2434-41, 2009
  • Hashimoto S, Nakajima F, Kamada H, Kawamura K, Satake M, Tadokoro K, Okazaki H: Relationship of donor HLA antibody strength to the development of transfusion-related acute lung injury. Transfusion 50: 2582-2591, 2010
  • Abe T, Matsumoto C, Shimada E, Mazda T, Takanashi M, Kawaguchi K, Hamasaki T, Mita H, Akiyama K, Okazaki H, Satake, M, Tadokoro K: Immunoglobulin E oligomers identified in blood components activate mast cells: relevance to anaphylactic transfusion reaction. Transfusion 51: 2327-2336, 2011
Academic Societies
  • The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
  • Japanese Society of Allergology
  • The Japanese Respiratory Society
  • Japan Society of Transfusion Medicine and Cell Therapy, executive board member
  • International Society of Blood Transfusion

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