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Department of Hematology and Respiratory Medicine

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 Department of Hematology and Respiratory Medicine was founded in April 1981. The incumbent professor Dr. Akihito Yokoyama was appointed in April 2007. We proudly provide medical care mostly for patients with hematological diseases and/or respiratory diseases. In hematological diseases, for example, we treat patients with anemia, thrombocytopenia and malignancies including leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and so on. Stem cell transplantations regardless of autologous or allogeneic have been performed many times per year. Chemotherapy is one of our areas of specialty. We have some medical oncologists, as well as hematologists, respirologists and allergists in our department. In respiratory diseases, we treat patients with chronic airway diseases, such as asthma, COPD, and patients with interstitial pneumonia, lung cancer, and so on. Besides, we specialize in respiratory infections of any kind. To explore better treatment, we offer clinical trials and/or clinical studies. In addition to medical care, research and medical education are two of our important missions. In our department, every staff engages in medical education and research. Educating good doctors lead to better clinical practice and better scientific research and vice versa.

Research areas

Chemotherapies using tyrosine kinase inhibitors
Crosstalk in coagulation systems
Therapies for adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma
Clinical studies of stem cell transplantation

Respiratory medicine:
Exploring biomarkers for interstitial pneumonia
Molecular mechanisms of allergic airway diseases
Clinical studies of chemotherapies for lung cancer
Clinical studies of chronic airway diseases
Establishment of new cell lines

Infectious diseases:
Clinical studies of invasive pneumococcal infections

We take part in clinical trials on a nationwide basis.


Professor: Akihito Yokoyama
Associate Professor: Tetsuya Kubota
Assistant Professor: Kazuto Togitani
Assistant Professor: Hiroshi Onishi
Assistant Lecturer: Kenichi Mukaida
Assistant Lecturer: Ayuko Taniguchi
Assistant Lecturer: Mizu Sakai
Assistant Lecturer: Masakazu Mori
Assistant Lecturer: Yusuke Takayama
Kochi Medical School Department of Hematology and Respiratory Medicine

Kochi Medical School
Department of Hematology and Respiratory Medicine


Tel: +81-88-880-2345