Masafumi Inomata, MD, PhD (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Professor, Department of Gastroenterological and Pediatric surgery, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Yufu-city, Oita, Japan

Dr. Inomata graduated from Oita Medical University and obtained MD in 1988. Dr. Inomata received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 1997 after the postgraduate course at Oita Medical University and National Cancer Center Research Institute.  In 2011, Dr. Inomata studied at Department of Colorectal Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical University in USA as visiting fellow.  In 2014, Dr. Inomata became a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Gastroenterological and Pediatric surgery, Oita University Faculty of Medicine. For the past 25 years, he has been developing advanced laparoscopic surgeries for the gastrointestinal disease, especially colorectal cancer surgery, and is a qualified surgeon by the endoscopic surgical skill qualification system of Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery (JSES), and a certified da Vinci console surgeon. 

Dr. Inomata has been studying endoscopic oncology, technology, and education system. He has also investigated endoscopic surgical oncology on how pneumoperitoneum in the laparoscopic surgery would influence oncological aspects. He is a study coordinator of a Japanese randomized controlled trial to compare laparoscopic versus open surgery for colorectal cancer (JCOG 0404) supported in part by a Grant-in-Aid for Cancer Research from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 

Dr. Inomata assumes an emeritus and a chairman of education committee of Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery (JSES) from 2015, and he is a board member of Asia-Pacific Society for Digestive Endoscopy (APSDE), Asian Endosurgery Task Force (AETF), and Japan Society of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.  He has been engaged in a board member of Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery (AJES) and Journal of Gastroenterology (JG).