Updated : April, 1st, 2017

Welcome to Department of Hematology,

 Kawasaki Medical School

577 Matsushima, Kurashiki 7010192, Japan
Phone: 81 86 462 1111
Fax: 81 86 462 1199
Fax: 81 86 464 1194
 E-mail: hematol@med.kawasaki-m.ac.jp

Clinical Features

1) Analysis of the mechanism in patients with hemolysis.
We have already conducted the analysis of more than 1,000 cases with hemolytic anemia of unknown mechanism, and provided the analytical results to many hospitals in Japan.

2) Pathophysiological clarification and treatment of autoimmune hematological disease.
Autoimmune hematological diseases are autoimmune hemolytic anemia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, aplastic anemia and low-grade myelodysplastic syndrome. We have applied immune therapy to these diseases.

3) Pathophysiological elucidation and treatment of hematological malignancies.
We have provided individual treatments to patients with hematological malignancies such as leukemia, myeloma and malignant lymphoma. We collaborate not only with the Pathology and Radiology Department, but also with many other departments. We think a combined modality therapy is very important for patients with hematological malignancies.

4) Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
We performed 302 cases of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in the last ten years, comprising 101 auto PBSCT, 140 CBT, 36 allo- BMT and 25 allo-PBSCT.

5) Clinical service as the core model hospital for AIDS.

We provide clinical services for HIV/AIDS patients and education to medical doctors and paramedical staff who may have contact with HIV/AIDS patients as the core model hospital for AIDS in Okayama Prefecture.


Educational Features

1) Student instruction
i) Introduction to internal medicine as clinical medicine.
 It is important to create a good clinician before clinical training is started, and to acquire self-knowledge and a fundamental ability as a medical doctor to the highest degree.

ii) C1assified block lectures on hematology.
 The lectures are carried out during the first term of the third year. Hematological disorders may almost be divided into six groups: 1) Red cell disease, 2) Granulocyte disease, 3) Lymphocyte disease which causes swelling in the lymphoid tissue, 4) Abnormal coagulation disorders, 5) Hematopathology, and 6)Pediatric hematology. The lectures deal with these disease groups, while contrasting normal states with those that are abnormal.

iii) Clinical practice training in hematological disease.
 During the fifth year, students study clinical cases in small groups of five persons or less. Clinical physicians guide each group carefully.

iv) Summary of Hematology.
 During the sixth year, students receive hematology lectures to organize their knowledge and to approach disorders from the standpoint of symptoms.

2) Postgraduate education program.
 Our hospital has a training system in which residents (called junior residents) study in all clinical sections for two years. In this program, they are required not only to learn the basic rules for physicians, but also to gain the knowledge necessary to become a specialist in internal medicine who will become a fellow of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine. As senior residents, they then undergo training to become a specialist in the hematological section to become a fellow of the Japanese Society of Hematology. After this training, they take the graduate course and study how to solve clinical problems from various points of view

Main Areas and Themes of Research

1) Research on red blood cells.
 Since the establishment of our department, we have carried out research on red blood cells as a main theme. Some staff members of our division who have proceeded to a doctor’s degree through research on this theme continue research on red blood cell membrane disorders. In this research, we have collaborated with the Laboratory Medicine.

2) Research on diagnosis and treatment of hematological malignancies. 
 Our research on the pathophysiological elucidation and treatment of hematological malignancies is especially concerned with leukemia, multiple myeloma and malignant lymphoma. In this research, we have collaborated with the Laboratory Medicine, Pathology and Radiology Department.

3) Research on etiological study and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
 We have reported the etiological features of HIV/AIDS patients in the local area, and new aspects of treatment concerning AIDS complications are investigated as the core model hospital for AIDS in Okayama Prefecture.

Staff Member


Chairman of Internal Medicine

Department Director

  Takashi SUGIHARA, MD, PhD


Director of Blood Transfusion Department

  Hideho WADA, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor


  Toshinori KONDO, MD, PhD

  Hirotoshi TOKUNAGA, MD, PhD

  Fuminori SANO, MD, PhD

Chief Resident


Senior Resident


  Harunoshin YASUI, MD


  Momoko YOKOI, MD

  Keiichi UCHIDA, MD


Locum doctor

  Rui HYO, MD


Technical Assistant

  Sakura INOUE


Postgraduate medical student


Cancer professional education program designed by Department Director SUGIHARA

   Tadashi HIROSE, MD

Blood cell biochemistry program designed by Department Director SUGIHARA

   Seiko YAMADA, MD



Affiliated Hospitals and Associate Staffs

   Department of General Internal Medicine 4, Kawasaki Medical School

   Hidekazu NAKANISHI, MD, PhD

   Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, Fukuyama City Hospital

   Yoshimasa SUETSUGU, MD, PhD

   Kiyohito HAYASHI, MD