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.
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.
Infectious Complications in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2019 (Open) Submit Now
Dora Ho, MD, PhD
About the Topic
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is a life-saving procedure for many patients, but depending of the specific types of transplant and the protocols employed, transplant recipients may face various peri- or post-transplant complications that can cause significant morbidity and mortality. In particular, HCT recipients are at substantial risk for infections, from those of nosocomial nature that affect hospitalized patients in general, to those rare opportunistic infections that manifest only in profoundly immunocompromised hosts. Caring for HCT patients demands much expertise and dedication. Especially, Infectious Diseases physicians that specialize in HCT need to familiarize themselves with the basic principles of HCT and understand the functioning of the immune system at different time of the HCT process. They also need to be aware of the HCT recipients’ risk factors to various types of infection and be knowledgeable of a myriad of clinical syndromes associated with HCT, from both infectious and noninfectious etiologies.
In this particular issue of the journal, authors are invited to share their experiences and challenges regarding infectious complications in HCT, in the form of editorials, case reports, clinical research articles and reviews and so on.