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Biography

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.

Biography

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

Diets and Transplantation

Submission Deadline: October 30, 2018 (Open)               Submit Now

Guest Editor

Mohammed Moghadasian, PhD
Professor of Nutrition, Department of Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/afs/dept/fhns/staff/moghadasian.html
Research Interests: Diet; Lipoprotein metabolism; Coronary artery disease; Diet-Drug Interaction; Diets and Transplantation

About This Topic

This issue of the Journal aims to discuss current research and clinical data on the benefits of dietary agents on survival of transplanted organs and tissues. Special attention will be made on the interactions between dietary agents and anti-rejection drugs. Dietary managements of various conditions associated with transplant procedures will also be discussed. Efforts will be made to educate the readers of the importance of the diets in transplant patients in regard to their stage of life cycle. While the main focus of discussion will be on the benefits of dietary agents for prolongation of the life of transplanted organs and tissues, a number of dietary agents and/or diets which may be contraindicated in transplant subjects will be included.

Planned Papers

Title: Nutritional Management of Infants and Children Pre and Post Liver Transplantation
Authors: Melissa Mortensen MS, RD, CSP, CD, Kimberly Braly RD, CD, CNSC, Christine Lundberg MN, ARNP, Tayla Miller MD, Simon Horslen MB, ChB, FRCPCH

Title: The conundrum of high BMI in kidney transplant recipients
Authors: Maria Irene Bellini, Paul Elliot Herbert