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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.

Antibody Mediated Rejection in Organ Transplantation

Guest Editor: Ignatius Tang

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2019 (Open)

Infectious Complications in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Guest Editor: Dora Ho

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2019 (Open)

Human Islets for Diabetes Research and Transplantation

Guest Editor: Tatsuya Kin

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019 (Open)

Liver Tumors and Liver Transplantation

Guest Editor: Chirag S. Desai

Submission Deadline: February 25, 2019 (Open)

Perspectives on Heart Transplantation

Guest Editor: Kumud K. Dhital

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2019 (Open)

Biomarkers in Transplantation

Guest Editor: Mazhar A. Kanak

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018 (Open)

Peril and Promise: The Present and Future of Kidney Transplantation

Guest Editor: Steven Potter

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018 (Open)

Diagnosis and Management of Infections in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

Guest Editor: Maricar Malinis

Submission Deadline: October 30, 2018 (Open)

Diets and Transplantation

Guest Editor: Mohammed Moghadasian

Submission Deadline: October 30, 2018 (Open)

Current Advancement of Islet Cell Transplantation in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus

Guest Editor: Kenneth L. Brayman

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2018 (Open)

Multiple Aspects of Transplant Tolerance – Mechanisms, Strategies, and Barriers

Guest Editor: Jean Kwun

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2018 (Open)

Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Worldwide Evolution and Unmet Need

Guest Editor: Dimitrios E. Giakoustidis

Co-Editors: Luca Toti and Naimish N. Mehta

Submission Deadline: July 30, 2018 (Open)

Allograft Vasculopathy

Guest Editor: Nandini Nair

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2017 (Open)

Optimisation of Extended Criteria Donor Livers Using Machine Perfusion Technology

Guest Editors: Nandini Nair and Wayel Jassem

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2017 (Open)

Lung Transplant

Guest Editor: Kamyar Afshar

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2017 (Open)

The Role of Antibody Mediated Rejection in Organ Transplantation

Guest Editors: Milagros D. Samaniego-Picota and Muhammad Mujtaba

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2017 (Open)