Department of Anatomical Pathology

Introduction of departments

OVERVIEW

The mission of Anatomic Pathology is to provide the accurate and high-quality pathological diagnosis as soon as possible, research about up-to-date matters, and sophisticated education for various students, but our patient care activities are always our first priority. A pathological diagnosis is done by the pathologists on macroscopic, microscopic, immunohistochemical and electron-microscopic examination of tissues sampled at surgery or biopsy to assess the staging of cancer or pathophysiology of disease. Cytological diagnosis is done by both cytologists and pathologists. Autopsy is performed to elucidate the pathophysiology of the dead patient and verify the medicine treated resulting in improvement of the quality of medical care.

DOCTORS

Koji Arihiro

TITLES
M.D., Ph.D.

LANGUAGES
Japanese, English

PRESENT PPOSITION
2002-present  Director of Anatomical Pathology, Hiroshima University Hospital
2002-2011     Associate Professor of Medicine, Hiroshima University Hospital
2011-present  Professor of Medicine, Hiroshima University Hospital

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL PPOSITION and APPOINTMENT
1991-1995     Instructor of Pathology, Hiroshima University School of Medicine
1995-1998     Assistant Professor of Pathology, Hiroshima University School of Medicine
1998-1999     Associate Professor of Pathology, Hiroshima University School of Medicine
1999-2002     Division Chief of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, National Hospital Organization Kure Medical Center

EDUCATION/POST GRADUATE TRAINING
1981-1987     MD, Hiroshima University School of Medicine
1987-1991     PhD in Pathology II, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Medical Science
1994-1995     Diplomatic fellowship (Ministry of Education) in microbiology-immunology units, Institute Pasteur, Paris, France

MEDICAL LICENSE
Full Medical License (Japan) #307179
Autopsy License (Japan) #5805

BOARD CERTIFICATION
Apr 1994    Fellow of the Japanese Society of Pathology #1694
Dec 2003   Fellow of the Japanese Society of Clinical Cytology #1882

TEACHING ACTIVITIES
1991-1995     Instructor of Pathology, Hiroshima University School of Medicine
1995-1998   Assistant Professor of Pathology, Hiroshima University School of Medicine
1998-1999     Associate Professor of Pathology, Hiroshima University School of Medicine
2002-2011     Associate Professor of Pathology, Hiroshima University Hospital
2011-present  Professor of Medicine, Hiroshima University Hospital

PROFESSIONAL AND SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
Membership:
The Japanese Society of Pathology #5311
The Japanese Cancer Association #22437
The Japanese Breast Cancer Society #00575
The Japanese Society of Clinical Cytology #12000129

Fellowship:
1994-present  The Japanese Society of Pathology
1995-1999     The Japanese Breast Cancer Society
2010-2014     ditto.

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES
2004-present  Reviewer for Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
2005-2012     Reviewer for Breast Cancer
2012-present Associate editor for Breast Cancer
2007-2012     Reviewer for Pathology International
2012-present  Associate editor for Pathology International

COMMUNITY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS
1995-present  Committee of Hiroshima Tumor Tissue Registry, Hiroshima Medical Association

Research content

EXPERTISES/SPECIALITIES

General pathology and cytology
Breast pathology and cytology
Pancreas pathology and cytology

RESERACH INTERESTS

Diagnostic application of molecular pathology including fluolescent in situ hybridization (FISH) and sequencer

Treatment achievements

MEDICAL SERVICES

Fourteen doctors (6 certified pathologists) and 9 technologists (7 cytotechnologists) perform 12,500 histological diagnoses, 11,000 cytological diagnoses, 1,000 intraoperative rapid diagnoses, and 60 autopsy diagnoses annually.


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