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Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine

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 At the Kochi University Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, we contribute to improving the health of the community in all areas of anesthesiology, including cardiac, thoracic, obstetrics, neurological, pain, and intensive care. Our mission is to be the world leader in patient care, advancing basic science and clinical research, and training tomorrow's leaders in academic anesthesiology and intensive care medicine. Faculty members are deeply committed to achieving excellence in education. Our academic programs emphasize excellence in clinical practice and advanced research. A number of graduates and research students have progressed to undertake research degrees.

Research areas

 Our department conducts a broad range of epidemiological, clinical and basic science research. Experts from multiple disciplines study specific pathology and disorders in order to improve human health and well-being. The specific research areas are as follows: 1) postoperative cognitive dysfunction, 2) neuropathic pain 3) respiration and circulation dynamics, 4) perioperative nutrition, and 5) perioperative outcomes.


Professor: Masataka Yokoyama
Associate Professor: Takashi Kawano
Assistant Professor: Noriko Kitaoka
Assistant Professor: Tomoaki Yatabe
Assistant Lecturer: Hidehiro Abe
Assistant Lecturer: Takahiko Tamura
Assistant Lecturer: Hiroki Tateiwa
Assistant Lecturer: Daiki Yamanaka
Assistant Lecturer: Bun Aoyama
Specially Appointed Assistant Lecturer: Sonoe Kitamura
Specially Appointed Assistant Lecturer: Yoshifumi Katsumata
Kochi Medical School DDepartment of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine

Kochi Medical School
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine


Tel: +81-88-880-2471