Staff and specialities
Assoiciate Chief, Professor: Kenichi MITSUNAMI
Outline of the department
This department provides primary care and medical education intending to
contribute greatly to patient-centered medical services. It had originally
three divisions: Comprehensive Care, Regional Network for Medical Information,
and Integrated Care, but it is now practically functioning as consisting of
the following four divisions:
1) The Division of General Internal Medicine is dedicated to improving patient
care, education, and research in primary care and general internal medicine.
2) The Division of Family Practice provides continuing and comprehensive health
care for the individual and the family.
3) The Division of Community Health, Medicine and Welfare provides intimate
coordination among facilities and resources for health, medicine, and welfare
of the community. For this purpose, this division plays a leading part in the
management of both the Office of Community Medical Collaboration and the
Center of Educational Research on Medicine and Welfare.
4) The Division of Continuous Nursing gives patients advice on nursing,
health, and welfare after discharge from the hospital and may offer in-home
nursing advice through the telemedicine devices on demand.
The main fields of research in this department include evidence-based
medicine, medical decision making, clinical ethics, interdisciplinary
collaboration for hearth and welfare services, telemedicine, medical education,
and multidisciplinary education for various health care providers.