Go Wakabayashi, MD, PhD, FACS (Laparoscopic Surgery)

Department of Surgery, Iwate Medical University School of Medicine, Morioka, Iwate, Japan

Dr. Go Wakabayashi earned his degrees from Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo Japan. He was trained at Department of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. After working as an assistant professor at Department of Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, he got appointed as Professor and Chairman of Department of Surgery at Iwate Medical University School of Medicine in 2005. From April 2015, he was recruited as Director of Center for Advanced Treatment of HPB Disease and Chief of Surgical Services at Ageo Central General Hospital, which is a flagship hospital among 6,000 beds hospital complex near Tokyo. 

His expertise includes Hepato-Pancreatic Biliary Surgery, liver transplantation, and laparoscopic surgery. He has operated more than 150 cases of living liver transplantation and over 3000 cases of HPB surgery and laparoscopic surgery. His publications are over 300 peer review articles and book chapters related to HPB surgery, liver transplantation, and laparoscopic surgery. He was awarded Gold Medal of Video Olympics at The World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery 1996. He also practices conventional HPB surgery and aggressive surgery as well.  He holds numerous important positions in Japanese and international surgical societies.