Norihiro Kokudo, MD, PhD, FACS

Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery Division, Artificial Organ and Transplantation Division, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Norihiro Kokudo earned his MD in 1981, and then PhD in 1988 at University of Tokyo. He has been conducting a number of research projects on surgical treatment of HCC, colorectal liver metastases, and living donor liver transplantation. His team started prospective studies on clinical application of ICG fluorescent imaging in April 2007 and has published a number of articles on this project including the world first report of HCC imaging. In April 2012, Dr. Kokudo was appointed as president of Japan Surgical Society. He is secretary elect for Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (A-PHPBA) and a member-at-large of International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA). He is also a member of International Society of Surgery and The Society of Surgical Oncology.