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Editor-in-Chief of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Osamu Yokosuka is an Emeritus Professor of Chiba University, Japan. He graduated from Chiba University School of Medicine in 1975 then worked as a trainee under Professor K. Okuda in Chiba University Hospital till 1978. Dr. Yokosuka was a research fellow worked under Professor S. Scherlock and Professor B. H. Billing in Royal Free Hospital, London, UK from 1978 to 1980; under Professor M. Omata in Chiba University from 1980 to 1985; and under Dr. J Summers in Fox Chase Cancer Center, PA, USA in 1984. In 1985, he received a Degree of Doctor of Medical Science, and served as an Assistant Professor in Chiba University till 1994, then as Lecturer in Medicine till 2006 when he was appointed as Director and Professor of Medicine. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the Dean of Chiba University School of Medicine.

Dr. Yokosuka was the Secretary General of APASL (2008-2014). In 2016, he was elected as the President of APASL Tokyo, the President of 52nd Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Hepatology, and the President of Funabashi Central Hospital. Dr. Yokosuka’s research mainly focuses on Hepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. So far, he has published more than 700 original papers.


The Associate Editor of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Tatsuo Kanda received a medical degree in 1991 at Niigata University School of Medicine, Japan, and his PhD in 1999 at Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. He had post-doctor training for 3 years under Prof. Ratna Ray and Prof. Ranjit Ray at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA. In Dec. 2008, Tatsuo Kanda became a Tenure-track Associate Professor at Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In Feb. 2013, Tatsuo Kanda was nominated a permanent Associate Professor at Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In 2017, Tatsuo Kanda became an Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine. For ~25 years, he has focused his scientific interests on the topics related to liver diseases including acute liver failure, viral hepatitis and autoimmune liver diseases, and worked with Prof. Osamu Yokosuka. Tatsuo Kanda is also an expert for hepatitis A virus (HAV), HBV and HCV, and translation and replication of these viruses, and hepatocarcinogenesis. With his expertise in antiviral therapies and hepatitis virus research, Tatsuo Kanda also sees a lot of patients in clinical daily practice. Tatsuo Kanda has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed Journal.

Special Issue

Pancreatitis: New Insights into Etiology, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, Management and Complications

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2019 (Open)               Submit Now

Guest Editor

Prashanth Rawla, MD
Department of Internal Medicine, SOVAH Health, Martinsville, VA, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/583880/bio
Research Interests: Gastroenterology; mainly pancreatitis; inflammatory bowel disease; hepatitis; diabetes and oncology

About This Topic

Acute and chronic pancreatitis pose significant burdens in terms of morbidity, mortality rate, and financial costs. Novel insights into etiology, physio-pathology, clinical features, diagnosis, management and complications of pancreatitis have been recently published in scientific journals, thus changing both disease paradigms and clinical practice.

We invite authors to submit new research ongoing research and review of current research in the form of original research contributions, literature reviews, case reports, mini reviews, systematic reviews, meta-analysis in the subject of the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of pancreatitis.

Potential sub topics include but are not limited to the following:
Epidemiology and classification
Risk factors
Pancreatitis, acute and chronic: the pathologist’s point of view
Biology and molecular pathways of acute and chronic pancreatitis
Diagnosis: the role of ultrasound, Ct abdomen and endoscopic ultrasound and novel technologies. Role of amylase and lipase.
Current management: treatment and surveillance strategies
Future perspectives
Pancreatitis and risk of pancreatic cancer
Non alcoholic pancreatic disease and pancreatitis
Complications of pancreatitis

Planned Papers

Title:Pancreatitis: New insights into etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, management, and complications
Authors: Dr. Fady Kaldas and Dr. Danielle Graham
Affiliation: Surgery department at UCLA, USA