Koichi Suda, MD, PhD, FACS (Upper GI Surgery & Endoscopic Surgery)

Cancer Center, Deparment of Surgery, School of Medicine, Keio University, Shinjyuku, Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Koichi Suda was born in 1975. He graduated from School of Medicine, Keio University (Doctorate in Medicine) and received his medical degree in Japan in 2000. He completed his residency in general surgery at Keio University Hospital in 2006 and received his Ph.D. from the School of Medicine, Keio University in 2006. During his training, he studied mechanisms and methods of preventing acute lung injury following esophagectomy. He became an Instructor at Keio University Hospital (Division of Upper GI, Department of Surgery) in 2007. After finishing the postdoctoral fellowship program at Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (2008-2010), Dr. Suda was recruited to Fujita Health University (Department of Upper GI Surgery) as Junior Assistant Professor in 2010. Then, he was engaged in developing and spreading the novel methods for minimally invasive surgery for upper GI malignancies, finally turning to be Associate Professor in 2014.

Dr. Suda is currently Assistant Professor at Cancer Center, School of Medicine, Keio University (2016-present). He serves on Councilor of the Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery (JSES), and Senior Fellow of the Japan Surgical Society, the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery, and the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society. He has been a qualified surgeon by the Endoscopic Surgical Skill Qualification System managed by JSES.

His area of interest in medical practice and research has consistently been focused on minimally invasive upper GI surgery including laparoscopic surgery for advanced gastric cancer, prone thoracoscopic esophagectomy for esophageal cancer, and robotic surgery. He has published 50 peer-reviewed articles. He serves as Managing Editor of the Gastric Cancer.