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Koji Sawada

gastroenterologist

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.

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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis, Karate.

Connections

Married Miyuki Okajima.

spouse:
Miyuki Okajima.