Profile

Masaaki OKA

 

Date of Birth:

May 5, 1950

Place of Birth:

Hofu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

   
Education 
May 1981

Doctor of Medicine

Specialized in Surgery

Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine

March 1976

Bachelor of Medicine

Yamaguchi University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

 
Professional Experience

Apr. 2014 - Present

President, National University Corporation Yamaguchi University

Nov. 2014 - Present

June 2017 - June 2019 

Director, The Japan Association of National Universities

Vice President, The Japan Association of National Universities  

Sep. 2010 - Mar. 2013

Director, Yamaguchi University Hospital

Apr. 2007 - Sep. 2010

Vice Director, Yamaguchi University Hospital

Oct. 2006 - Mar. 2013

Director, Yamaguchi University Hospital Cancer Center 

Apr. 2006 - Mar. 2014

Professor, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine

Nov. 2001 - Mar. 2007 

Assistant Director, Yamaguchi University Hospital

Sep. 1996 - Mar. 2014

Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery II, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Yamaguchi University 

Oct. 1993 - Sep. 1996

Assistant Professor, Yamaguchi University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences 

June 1988 - June 1989

 Researcher, Creighton University, USA

July 1986 - Sep. 1993

Lecturer, Yamaguchi University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences 

Apr. 1981 - July 1986

Hospital Assistant, Yamaguchi University Hospital 

June 1976 - Mar. 1977

Medical Resident, Yamaguchi University Hospital 

 

 

Specialties 

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Oncology (gene expression, polymorphism, protein analysis, personalized cancer treatments)

Cancer and Tumor Immunology (cell therapy, vaccine therapy, gene therapy)

Surgical Stress (cytokine, blood purification treatments)

Development of Logical Surgery Procedures (machine anastomosis, endoscopic surgery)