Masaaki Ito, MD (Gastrointestinal Surgery)
Head of Department of Colorectal Surgery of and Surgical Technology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Chiba, Japan
Current head of Department of Colorectal Surgery of and Surgical Technology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Chiba, Japan, Dr. Ito, born in 1968, was given the Medical Doctor degree from Chiba University in 1993. Having gone through the assistant in the Department of General Surgery at Graduate School, Chiba University and attending surgeon in the Department of General Surgery, Social Insurance Funabashi Central Hospital, he worked at National Cancer Center hospital East Japan as a resident doctor until 1998. From 1998 to 2000, he worked at Division of Immunology, Kurume University as an assistant of Professor Kyogo Itoh, and returned to National Cancer Center Hospital East in 2000.
He is widely recognized as one of the foremost surgeon who has high skill of intersphincteric resection for rectal cancer.
He published a book about how to laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy in 2015.
The book is a help to technological improvement of young doctors.Today, he is also engaged in development of innovative surgical instruments and operative procedures with notable surgeons and engineering technologists all over the world. They will contribute greatly to development of the cancer treatment.