Masatsugu Hamaji, MD, PhD

Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan

Dr. Hamaji obtained his MD degree in Kyoto University Hospital in 2001 and PhD in Bioartificial Organ in Graduate Medical School of Kyoto University in 2016. Dr. Hamaji is a board-certified general thoracic surgeon and assistant professor at Kyoto University Hospital.

He joined the faculty of General thoracic surgery at Kyoto University after he finished a two-year clinical fellowship of general thoracic surgery at the Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN and one-year clinical fellowship of minimally invasive thoracic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

He has been involved in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery and Lung transplantation since 2016. His clinical and research interest includes thymic epithelial tumors, chest wall reconstruction, and extended resection for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

Dr. Hamaji plays a humble but steady role in numerous organizations, including the Member of Cardiothoracic Surgery Network, Member of European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS), the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgeons (JATS), the Japanese Association of Chest Surgeons (JACS), etc. He also authored a number of articles in the general thoracic surgical field, in collaboration with national and international institutions.