Masanori Terashima, MD, PhD, FACS (Gastric Surgery)
Division of Gastric Surgery, Shizuoka Cancer Center, Shizuoka, Japan
Dr. Terashima is a chief of the Division of Gastric Surgery, Shizuoka Cancer Center. Shizuoka Cancer Center is the 2nd leading hospital in terms of the number of gastric cancer surgery in Japan. Currently, about 150 open surgery, 150 laparoscopic surgery and 50 robotic surgery are performed annually. He is also serving as a chairman of Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG) Stomach Cancer Study Group, and conducting many pivotal trials as a principle investigator. He can perform any kinds of gastric cancer surgery from extended lymph node dissection to minimally invasive surgery using the Da Vinci surgical system. He has already performed more than 200 robotic gastrectomy. He is currently a president elect for 91st Annual Meeting of Japan Gastric Cancer Association in 2019. He also dedicates in translational researches such as metabolome analysis and exome sequence using human gastric cancer samples.