Staff and specialities
Professor : Toshihiro TANAKA
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.