Masatoshi Makuuchi, MD, PhD

President Emeritus, Towa Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

Dr. Masatoshi Makuuchi is president of the Japanese Red Cross Medical Center, president of the International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO) and honorary professor of the University of Tokyo. As a pioneer and a recognized international expert in the field of HBP surgery, Dr. Makuuchi throughout his career, has taken initiatives in developing methods of perioperative managements such as ultrasound guided PTC, BTBD, GB drainage, PVE, intermittent hemihepatic inflow occlusion, warm ischemia in living donor and surgical techniques such as subsegmentectomy, and inferior hepatic vein preserving hepatectomies, contributing to establishing techniques for safe surgical operation.