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Koji Sawada

Koji Sawada, Japanese gastroenterologist. Achievements include development of cytapheresis for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and liver diseases. Recipient Poster of Distinction award, DDW Committee, 2004; grantee Research grant, Japanese Promote Research Foundation for Chronic Disease, 1994, Ministry Education, 1995, Welfare Science Research grant, Ministry Health & Welfare, 1998, 1999—2000.

Background

  • Sawada, Koji was born on February 19, 1959 in Kashiba, Nara, Japan.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Hyogo College Medicine, Nishinomiya-City, Japan. Doctor of Philosophy, Hyogo College Medicine.

    Career

    • Resident Hyogo College Medicine, Nishinomiya, Japan, 1983—1984, gastroenterology staff, 1991—1999, assistant professor, 1999—2004. Resident National Kakogawa Hospital, Kakogawa, 1984—1986. Physician Ishida Hotspring Hospital, Momoishi, Japan, 1986—1988.

      Research fellow Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1988—1991. Vice president Fujimoto Hospital Medicine, Habikino, Japan, since 2004.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include development of cytapheresis for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and liver diseases.

    Membership

    Member of Japanese Society Apheresis (Inoue Research award 2000), Japan Society Clinical Oncology (licentiate), Japan Society Coloproctology (licentiate), Japan Society Hepatology (licentiate), International Society Apheresis (licentiate), Japan Medical Association (licentiate), Japanese Society Internal Medicine (licentiate), Japanese Society Gastroenterological Endoscopy (licentiate), Japanese Society Gastroenterology (licentiate).

    Personality

    Interests

    Tennis, Karate.

    Connections

    • Married Miyuki Okajima.
    • spouse: Miyuki Okajima.
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    Born February 19, 1959
    (age 58)
    Nationality
    • 1983 - 1984
      Resident, Hyogo College Medicine
      Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan
    • 1984 - 1986
      resident, National Kakogawa Hospital
      Kakogawa, Hyogo, Japan
    • 1986 - 1988
      physician, Ishida Hotspring Hospital
      Momoishi, Aomori, Japan
    • 1988 - 1991
      research fellow, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    • 1991 - 1999
      Resident, Hyogo College Medicine
    • 2004
      vice president, Fujimoto Hospital Medicine
      Japan
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