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Gastroenterology

  • Ken HARUMA, M.D., Ph.D. Professor

Emphasis and Outline of Education

Clinical fields include the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) disease:

1. Early diagnosis and endoscopic therapy for GI tract malignancies and bleeding

2. Treatment for acid-related disease - GERD, peptic ulcer diseases and H.pylori infection

3. Diagnosis and treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

4. Diagnosis and treatment for motility disorders of the GI tract

5. Noninvasive diagnosis for organic diseases of the GI tract using ultrasonography

Current responsibilities concerning education:

Current responsibilities include clinical commitments in gastroenterology and general internal medicine. Teaching commitments include lectures and seminars on gastroenterology to undergraduate medical students and postgraduates.

Main Areas and Themes of Research

Research projects:

Principal research interests focus on the study of peptic ulcer diseases, gastritis, H.pylori infection, gastrointestinal motility, and gastrointestinal oncology.

  1. Pathogenesis of H.pylori infection, atrophic gastritis and gastric cancer
  2. Pathogenesis clinical trials and pathogenesis of GERD
  3. Pathogenesis of IBD
  4. Evaluation of motility disorders of functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome using ultrasonography
  5. Establishment of a noninvasive method for GI tract diseases using ultrasonography