PROFILE

FUKUNAGA Tetsu, M.D., Ph.D.


Department of Gastroenterology and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Short Biography

1982-1988
M.D. Ryukyu University School of Medicine
1988-1992
Resident in Surgery, Juntendo University Hospital
1994-1996
Research fellow, Department of anesthesiology/CCM, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
1992-2004
Assistant Professor, Instructor, Department of Surgery, Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital
2004-2009
Chief, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Cancer Institute Ariake Hospital
2008-
Clinical Professor, Department of Digestive and Pediatric Surgery, The University of Tokushima Graduate School
2009-2010
Clinical Professor, Department of Gastroenterological and General Surgery, St. Marianna University School of Medicine
2010-2015
Professor, Department of Gastroenterological and General Surgery, St. Marianna University School of Medicine
2015-
Visiting Professor, Department of Gastroenterological and General Surgery, St. Marianna University School of Medicine
2015-
Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine
2020-
Chairman, Medical Technology & Simulation Center, Juntendo University
 

Keywords

  • Gastric and Esophageal Cancer
  • Laparoscopic (Robotic) Gastrectomy
  • Thoracosopic Esophagectomy
  • LECS (Laparoscopic Endoscopic Collaboration Surgery)
  • Repair of ventral hernia

Main Research Topics and Interests

  • Development of prognosis marker for gastric cancer, using In Silico analysis
  • Cancer metabolism
    • ①cancer treatment and prevention by inhibiting fatty acid synthase
    • ②The clarification of relationship between diabetes and malignancy
  • Development of molecular target drug (therapeutic antibody) for scirrhous gastric cancer
  • Development of disease condition identify marker, using serum RNA information (or sputum)
  • The international collaboration research with Johns Hopkins university school of medicine. (analysis of MDSCs suppressing mechanism for gastric cancer)

Publications (in English)

  • Original Articles (73)
  • Impact Factor (196.429)

Recent Main Publications

  • Zhang S, Orita H, Fukunaga T. Current surgical treatment of esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma. World J Gastrointest Oncol. 2019 Aug 15;11(8):567-578.
  • Kaji S, Irino T, Kusuhara M, Makuuchi R, Yamakawa Y, Tokunaga M, Tanizawa Y, Bando E, Kawamura T, Kami K, Ohashi Y, Zhang S, Orita H, Lee-Okada HC, Fukunaga T, Terashima M. Metabolomic profiling of gastric cancer tissues identified potential biomarkers for predicting peritoneal recurrence. Gastric Cancer. 2020 Mar 26.
  • Ishibashi Y, Shimo Y, Yube Y, Oka S, Egawa H, Kohira Y, Kaji S, Kanda S, Oyama G, Hatano T, Hattori N, Fukunaga T. Technique and outcome of percutaneous endoscopic transgastric jejunostomy for continuous infusion of levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel for treatment of Parkinson's disease. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2019 Jun;54(6):787-792.
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Other Specific Comments

  • Making strong efforts to international interactions with USA, China, etc.
  • Invited adjunct professor Malcolm Brock from Johns Hopkins University school of medicine
  • Accepting foreign graduates from China, and residents for studying laparoscopic (robotic) surgical skill from Johns Hopkins.
  • Demonstration surgery (laparoscopic gastrectomy) in China several times/year
  • Lectures (coaching young surgeons) in Johns Hopkins once a year.
  • Chairman, Medical Technology & Simulation Center, Juntendo University

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