Hisao Asamura, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Professor of Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

Born in Osaka in 1957, Dr. Asamura graduated from Keio University School of Medicine in 1983. Internship at the Keio University Hospital and affiliated hospitals (1983-85). He has been Residency in general surgery and Clinical fellowship in thoracic surgery at the National Cancer Center Hospital (1986-91), Attending surgeon (Thoracic surgery, 1992-1998) and Chief of Thoracic Surgery (1992-2014) and Deputy-Director of Hospital (2012-2014) at the National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo. Visiting Professor at the Kyorin University in Tokyo (2007-2014) and at the Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea (1999-). Chief of Thoracic Surgery and Professor of Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine (2014-present). Doctor of Medical Science Degree from Keio University in 1997.

Chair of Staging Committee (IASLC). Congress President of 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer Yokohama (IASLC), Executive Board Director (Japan Lung Cancer Society). Chair, TNM Committee (Japan UICC Committee) and member of TNM Prognostic Factors Core Group, UICC. Board Director, Japanese Association of Chest Surgery, Editorial Board Member of Annals of Thoracic Surgery (Society of Thoracic Surgeons).

Major publications: “Asamura’s Operative Thoracic Surgery (AOTS)”, Kanehara Co., 2011, “TNM Atlas 6th Edition” with Wittekind C and Sobin L, John Wiley and Sons, Ltd, 2014.