Yutaka Saito, MD, PhD, FASGE, FACG

Endoscopy Division, the National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Yutaka Saito is the Director of the Endoscopy Division at the National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. He also has served as an attending associate Professor of Gastroenterology at Tokyo Medical University since July 2008.

Dr. Saito is licensed as a Board certified fellow of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology, the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society, the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine and the Japanese Gastroenterological Association and fellow of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 

He is also certified as a Foreign Trainee Doctor Clinical Instructor and has served as one of the Editors of the World Journal of Gastroenterology since 2007 in addition to being a member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Dr. Saito has been invited to perform as a faculty member and live demonstrator in numerous countries. He was honored for an invited professor at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota and Jacksonville, Florida in 2010. He was also commended for Basil Hirschowitz Master Endoscopist Award for advancing the art and science of endoscopy throughout the world in 2013 and Certificate of appreciation of Outstanding Reviewer for GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2015-2016. 

He is now one of the members of International Editorial Board of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

He has a wide spectrum of research exposure and interests including 
1. Chromo-magnification Colonoscopy; 
2. Endoscopic Mucosal Resection and Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection for early gastrointestinal cancer and
3. Colon capsule endoscopy

Terms of Appointment: Dec 2016 - Nov 2018