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Sumihito Tamura

Sumihito  Tamura

International Medical Center, Tissue Bank, Artificial Organ and Transplantation Surgery


M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.


Surgery, Heaptology, Liver Transplantation, Tissue Transplantation, Medical Education

Research Interests

Liver Disease, Liver Trasnplantation, Organ Transplantation, Donor Safety in Living Liver Donor, Tissue Transplantation, Tissue Banking, Cyropreservation of homograft, Medical Education, Surgical Training, Medical Care for Foreign Patients in Japan, Multicultural Resource for Health Care, Cross border clinical medicine


Japanese / English

Year Institution Degree
1992 Osaka University Medical School M.D.
2011 The University of Tokyo Graducate School of Medicine Ph.D.
Years attended Institution Training
1992 Osaka University Medical School Hospital Internship
1993-94 Osaka Prefectural Senri Critical Care Medical Center Residency/Surgery
1994-97 Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases Residency/Surgery
1997-99 Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, Miami, FL Fellowship/Transplantation Surgery
Appointments and positions
Years Institution Title
2004-13 The University of Tokyo Hospital Assitant Professor
2011-13 General Education Center, The University of Tokyo Hospital Associate Director
2013-present Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo Associate Professor
2013-present International Medical Center, The University of Tokyo Hospital Director
2014-present The Univerrsity of Tokyo Tissue Bank Director
Board Certifications
Year Certifications
1996 Japanese Society of Surgery
2005 The Japan Society of Hepatology
2006 The Japan Society for Transplantation
Selected Publications
  • Tamura S, Nakamori S, Kuroki T, Sasaki Y, Furukawa H, Ishikawa O, Imaoka S, Nakamura Y. Association of cumulative allelic losses with tumor aggressiveness in hepatocellular carcinoma. J Hepatol. 1997 Oct;27(4):669-76. PMID: 9365043
  • Tamura S, Kato T, Berho M, Misiakos EP, O'Brien C, Reddy KR, Nery JR, Burke GW, Schiff ER, Miller J, Tzakis AG. Impact of histological grade of hepatocellular carcinoma on the outcome of liver transplantation. Arch Surg. 2001 Jan;136(1):25-30. PMID: 11146770
  • Tamura S, Sugawara Y, Kishi Y, Akamatsu N, Kaneko J, Makuuchi M. Tamura S, Sugawara Y, Kishi Y, Akamatsu N, Kaneko J, Makuuchi M.  Thrombotic microangiopathy in living-donor liver transplantation. Transplantation. 2005 Jul 27;80(2):169-75.  PMID: 16041260
  • Tamura S, Sugawara Y, Kaneko J, Yamashiki N, Kishi Y, Matsui Y, Kokudo N, Makuuchi M. Systematic grading of surgical complications in live liver donors according to Clavien's system. Transplant International 2006 Dec;19(12):982-7. PMID: 17081227
  • Tamura S, Sugawara Y, Kaneko J, Matsui Y, Togashi J, Makuuchi M. Recurrence of primary sclerosing cholangitis after living donor liver transplantation. Liver Int. 2007 Feb;27(1):86-94. PMID: 17241386
  • Tamura S, Sugawara Y. Treatment strategy for HCV after liver transplantation. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2008;15(2):111-23. PMID: 18392703
  • Tamura S, Kokudo N. Donor evaluation and hepatectomy for living donor liver transplantation. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2008;15(2):79-91. PMID: 18392700
  • Tamura S, Sugawara Y, Kokudo N. Living donor liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: the Japanese experience. Oncology. 2011;81 Suppl 1:111-5. PMID: 22212944
  • Harada N, Tamura S, Sugawara Y, Togashi J, Ishizawa T, Kaneko J, Aoki T, Sakamoto Y, Hasegawa K, Tanaka T, Yamashiki N, Kokudo N. Impact of Donor and Recipient Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms of IL28B rs8099917 in Living Donor Liver Transplantation for Hepatitis C. PLoS One. 2014 Mar 5;9(3):e90462. PMID: 24599320
Academic Societies
  • Japanese Society of Surgery
  • The Japan Society for Transplantation
  • Japanese Society of Liver Transplantation
  • Japanese Society of Tissue Transplantation (Secretary of the Board of Directors)
  • The Japan Society of Hepatology
  • Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery (Council member)
  • Japan Surgical Association
  • The Japanese Circulation Society
  • Japan Society for Medical Education
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • International Liver Transplantation Society
  • International Society of Clinical Medicine  (Secretary of  the Board of Directors)
  • Asia-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • Journal of international society of clinical medicine  (Chief editor)

2009 The University of Tokyo Hospital The Best Staff Award

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