Staff and specialities

Professor : Toshihiro TANAKA
  Bullous diseases
Associate Professor: Gen NAKANISHI
  Disorders of Keratinization
Associate Professor: Takeshi NAKANISHI

Associate Professor:  Norikazu FUJII
Associate Professor:  Noriki FUJIMOTO
Assistant Professor:  Takeshi KATO
Assistant Professor:  Kazuya TERAMURA
Assistant Professor:  Toshifumi TAKAHASHI
Assistant Professor:  Shinichirou HONDA

Outline of the department

Outpatient clinics of the Dermatology Department deal with over 20,000 
patients per year with a variety of inflammatory and neoplastic skin diseases. 
Fourteen beds are available for inpatients. 300 patients per year hospitalize 
our clinic. Our general policy is to provide comfortable, patient-oriented 
medical care based upon well-balanced techniques between evidence-based 
medicine and narrative-based medicine. In this purpose, right of patient as 
well as duty of patient are important issue in our hospital.
Standard therapy is our first choice in every field of skin disease, including 
eczema, psoriasis, bullous disease, collagen disease, infectious disease, 
disorder of keratinization and skin surgery.
Subjects of particular interest are risted above as subspeciality.
Allergic skin diseases including atopic dermatitis and photoallergic diseases, 
metabolic diseases including psoriasis, ,and malignant skin diseases are 
treated with standard protocols. In anti-skin ageing and variety of 
distressing skin diseases such as psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, 
mycosis fungoides, and skin ulcers, phototherapy using newly developed light 
sources and equipments is successfully used for.  We are making efforts on 
dermatologic anti-ageing therapy, which meets increasing patients' needs for 
more healthy and beautiful life. Early diagnosis and prevention of malignant 
skin diseases is another important subject of our department. Melanoma and non-
melanoma skin cancers in early stages are curable by surgical resection 
combined with centinel lymph node resection.
Basic and clinical researches are conducted focusing upon dynamic relationship 
between environmental factors and physiological/immunological function of the 
skin. The outcome should be practical and useful to improve medical care. 
Current activities are concerned with disease-specific gene polymorphism 
responsible for inflammatory diseases and hereditary diseases, better 
treatment protocols for allergic skin diseases and psoriasis, effects of light 
energy on skin ageing, and establishing clinical paths for prevention and 
surgical treatment of malignant skin diseases.