Meinoshin Okumura, MD, PhD

Toneyama National Hospital, Osaka Japan

Director, Toneyama National Hospital, Osaka Japan
Ex-Professor, Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Osaka University, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University Hospital ,Osaka, Japan

Dr. Okumura received his medical degree from Osaka University School of Medicine after which he completed his resident at Department of Surgery, Osaka University Hospital. He was a Research Fellow at the Department of Surgery, Osaka University Hospital from 1990-1992. Dr. Okumura was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Department of Pathology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA from 1993-1996. From 1996-2002, Dr. Okumura is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Surgery, Osaka University Hospital and then he was appointed as the Chief Surgeon at Department of Surgery, National Kinki Chuo Hospital from 2002-2004. And the he was promoted to Associate Professor at Department of Surgery, Osaka University Hospital in 2004. And since 2007, he was the Professor at Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Osaka University, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University Hospital, and has moved to Toneyama National Hospital, Osaka Japan, as President, the hospital director, in 2018. 

Dr. Okumura has joined the Board of surgery in Japan and the Board of general thoracic surgery in Japan. He has also taken an active part in academic activities. He was the President of Japanese Association for Chest Surgery (JACS) from 2013 to 2017. He is the President of Japanese Association for Research on the Thymus (JART), as well as the member of European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS), European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS) and International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (ITMIG). 

Okumura specializes in surgery for lung cancer, thymic tumors, myasthenia gravis, and lung transplantation. He also focuses on basic research for oncology, immunology, and regenerative medicine.