Staff and specialities
Director, Professor: Hiroyuki SUGIHARA
Outline of the department
The Center of Anatomical Science consists of three divisions:
normal anatomy, pathology and legal medicine,
which deals with practicalaffairs relating to the anatomical sciences.
1. The normal anatomy division engages in receiving of cadavers and the
antiseptic treatment, storage and care of them, and preparation of macro-
and microscopic specimens used in medical education.
2. The pathology division conducts autopsies of deceased patients from the
university hospital and affiliated hospitals, determining the cause of death.
The division also prepares and stores diceased organs for medical
3. The legal medicine division carries out forensic autopsies and
investigations at the request of authorities. These procedures are
conducted, for example, to determine a person's identity and cause
of death, and the postmortem period in cases involving violence and/or
uncertain cause of death.