--- Vol. 8 Transplant Surgery: Tomoaki Kato, MD

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Our latest JMSA Interview Series is with Dr. Tomoaki Kato. Dr. Kato is the Chief of the Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY. He specializes in liver, multivisceral, pediatric and intestinal transplantation, as well as ex-vivo tumor resection. His research interests include transplant immunology. Please click "Read More" for the article.

--- Vol. 7 Neurosurgery: Kosaku Amano, MD PhD

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The JMSA Interview Series is a student-ran project sponsored by JMSA and the Honjo and Nishioka Foundations, where medical students interview attending physicians in various specialties. The interviews are posted online for educational purposes.

Our first international interview is with Dr. Kosaku Amano, a neurosurgeon in Tokyo. Please click "Read More" to view the full article. You can also visit the student project page to view other interivews: http://jmsa.org/projects.html


--- Vol. 6 Gastroenterology: Makoto Iwahara, MD

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Dr. Iwahara is a gastroenterologist in New York City, and is the president of the Japanese Medical Society of America. We  asked Dr. Iwahara questions about his background, gastroenterology, and his vision for JMSA.

Undergraduate:  Brown University, Providence, RI
Medical school:  SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY
Residency:  University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Fellowship:  University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Current:  Attending, Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC

--- Vol. 5 Pediatrics: Maki Kano, MD

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Dr. Kano is an internist and pediatrician at the Japanese Medical Practice in Hartsdale, Westchester County.  As one of the few Japanese-speaking general pediatricians in the New York tri-state area, she sees many Japanese pediatric patients not only from Westchester, but also from New York City, Connecticut, and New Jersey.  Dr. Kano is also actively involved in community outreach programs in JMSA.

Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine

--- Vol. 4 Ophthalmology: Shizuo Mukai, MD

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Dr. Mukai is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) of Harvard University. He specializes in adult and pediatric vitreoretinal surgery, and is the director of the retina fellowship. His research interests include molecular genetics. Dr. Mukai is also actively involved in Japanese academic ophthalmology.


Undergrad:  Brown University
Medical School:  Brown University
Ophthalmology Residency:  MEEI
Retina Fellowship:  MEEI