Michio Kaminishi, MD, PhD

President, The Japanese Foundation for Research and Promotion of Endoscopy; Director General, Showa General Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Prof. Kaminishi graduated from Faculty of Medicine, the University of Tokyo and MD in 1974. Surgical trainings were in Department of Surgery III, the University of Tokyo Branch Hospital and in Division of Surgery, Showa General Hospital. After return to the university hospital, he studied on gastric carcinogenesis with developing a unique experimental model in which gastric ulcer was induced by duodenogastric reflux. The result of the study was published in Gastroenterology, and he received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). In 1997, he was promoted to be a professor at Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo. In 1994, he adopted laparoscopic local resection of early gastric cancer. In 2001, he started laparoscopy-assisted PPG, and later performed laparoscopy-assisted jejunal interposition. In addition, he showed scientific evidences for less-invasiveness of laparoscopic surgery. In terms of gastric carcinogenesis, he clarified a pivotal role of H. pylori infection using Mongolian gerbils. In 2005, he published a book, entitled “The Diversity of Gastric Carcinoma”, and its translations were published in China and Turkey. In 2008, he moved to the director general of Show General Hospital and was conferred a title of Professor Emeritus from the University of Tokyo. In addition, he was conferred a title of Honorary Member from the Japanese Society of Gastroenterorlogical Surgery, the Japanese Gastric Cancer Association, the Japan Esophagus Society and the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Carcinogenesis. From 2009 to 2013, he was the president of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society. From 2014, he is the president of the Japanese Foundation for Research and Promotion of Endoscopy, and is nominated as the president-elect of APDW2016 in Kobe, Japan. He contributes to development of international journals as an editorial board member.