Hisao Asamura

Hisao Asamura

Professor of Surgery

59 years old, Male


Present address: 4-6-1-508, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0075, Japan


[Present appointment]

Professor of Surgery, Chief of Thoracic Surgery

Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan


[Education, training, and past appointment]

Born in Osaka in 1957. Graduated from Keio University School of Medicine in 1983. Internship at the Keio University Hospital and affiliated hospitals (1983-85). Residency in general surgery and Clinical fellow in thoracic surgery at the National Cancer Center Hospital (1986-91). Attending surgeon (Thoracic surgery, 1992-1998), Chief of Thoracic Surgery (1992-2014), and Deputy Director-Hospital (2012-2014) at the National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo. Visiting Professor at the Kyorin University in Tokyo (2007-2014) and at the Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea (1999-present). Professor of Surgery, Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Keio University Hospital, Tokyo (2014-present).

Doctor of Medical Science degree from Keio University in 1997.


[Major society activities]

IASLC (International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer): Board Director (2009-2013), Associate Editor of Journal of Thoracic Oncology (2007-2013), and Chair-elect of Staging and Prognostic Factor Committee, Conference President for 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer, Yokohama, 2017

Japan Lung Cancer Society: Executive Board Director and Chair of the International Committee, Congress President for 58th Annual Meeting of the Japan Lung Cancer Society, Yokohama in 2017,

UICC: Chair, TNM Committee (Japan UICC Committee) and member of TNM Prognostic Factors Core Group

Society of Thoracic Surgeons: Editorial Board Member “Annals of Thoracic Surgery”