Tsuyoshi Konishi, MD, PhD (Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery)

Colorectal Division, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Cancer Institute Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Dr Tsuyoshi Konishi, born in 1972 in Tokyo, was given the MD after graduation from the University of Tokyo in 1997. After completing the five-year residency, he took the four-year research fellowship at the Department of Surgical Oncology, the University of Tokyo, and was given the PhD in 2006. During his PhD course, he was given multiple awards and grants from international academic societies for his excellent research performance. 

After moving to Cancer Institute Hospital in 2008, he has experienced more than 1,000 cases of laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Now he is serving as an attending colorectal surgeon. Owing to his outstanding performance in both research and clinical practice, he was sponsored by his hospital for one-year research fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York during 2015-16. 

His research interest is in the laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer, particularly focusing on laparoscopic extended lateral node dissection, and multidisciplinary treatment for rectal cancer. He has been awarded numerous research grants looking into colorectal oncology. He has been invited to many international meetings as a faculty guest and has been renowned for his novel therapeutic strategy that combines a minimally invasive approach for extended rectal surgery and multidisciplinary treatment. He has more than 90 publications to his name. 

He is serving as an Editorial Board member of World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. He is a committee member of Clinical Research Group of Carbon Ion Radiotherapy for Lower Gastrointestinal Cancer, a referee committee member of Colorectal Board Certification in the Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery, and a committee member of the Working Group of Familial Colorectal Cancer at Japanese Society for Cancer in the Colon and Rectum.