Prof Kyoichi Takaori 🇯🇵

Kyoichi Takaori, MD, PhD, FACS, FMAS(Hon), FRCST(Hon)
Professor, Asahi University
CEO, Nagahama City Hospital Network
President, Nagahama City Hospital


Prof. Kyoichi Takaori is a pancreatic surgeon who has extensive experiences in open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery. His academic career includes Professor of Surgery at Asahi University, Associate Professor at Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Thorough his career, he has struggled to improve the devastating prognosis of pancreatic cancer. First, he has focused on early detection of pancreatic cancer, created the international classification system of PanIN and IPMN, founded Japanese Familial Pancreatic Cancer Registry and is presently promoting early diagnosis in high-risk individuals. Second, he has developed novel techniques for pancreatic surgery; e.g., artery-first pancreatoduodenectomy by “Tiger’s Den” approach, artery-first distal pancreatectomy, artery-first DP-CAR, etc. Third, he has conducted several international collaborative studies for multidisciplinary treatments of pancreatic cancer. Last but not least, Dr. Takaori has served patient’s advocacy as the Medical Advisory Board for PanCAN Japan and Scientific Advisory Board for Pancreatic Cancer UK. He is Vice Editor-in-Chief of Pancreatology and Founding Editor of Surgery Gastroenterology and Oncology. Professor Takaori is serving international medical community as the Secretary General of International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO).