International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
Norihiro Kokudo, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCS
Dr. Norihiro Kokudo is the professor and chairman at Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery Division and Artificial Organ and Transplantation Division, Department of Surgery, The University of Tokyo Hospital. He earned his M.D. in 1981, and then Ph.D. in 1988 at University of Tokyo. From 1989 to 1991 he stayed at Department of Surgery, University of Michigan as a visiting research investigator. After 6 years at Cancer Institute Hospital, Tokyo, as a senior staff of GI surgery, he joined the current institution as an associate professor in 2001. He then rose to the current position in 2007. Dr. Kokudo has been conducting a number of research projects on surgical treatment of HCC, colorectal liver metastases, and living donor liver transplantation. As the chairman of the guideline committee, he compiled 3rd version of Japanese clinical practice guidelines for HCC in 2013. Dr. Kokudo is the past president of Japan Surgical Society and is the past president of Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (A-PHPBA). He is the President Elect of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA), and a governing board member for ILCA. He is also a fellow of American College of Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeons of England, and a member of International Society of Surgery and The Society of Surgical Oncology. He is a regional editor for HPB, and an associate editor for Digestive Surgery, Liver Cancer, and Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology. He is on the editorial board of Annals of Surgery, Journal of American College of Surgeons, Surgery, World Journal of Surgery, and Journal of HPB Science.