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PROF. KOTARO YOSHIMURA


Prof. Kotaro Yoshimura
Prof. Kotaro Yoshimura
(Japan)

Kotaro Yoshimura. M.D. is a professor and chairman of Department of Plastic Surgery at Jichi Medical University, Japan. He received his medical degree and doctorate from University of Tokyo. After returning from research work at University of Michigan, he worked for University of Tokyo and directed his laboratory. His research interests cover skin/hair/scar biology, wound healing/angiogensis, and regenerative medicine.

He published more than 150 full articles published in medline-indexed journals as well as several textbook chapters and was awarded by American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) as a 38th Maliniac Lecturer in 2016. Prof. Yoshimura is currently Asian Liaison of Plastic Surgery Research Council (PSRC) and a founding member and vice president of ISPRES.

EDUCATION

  • 1979-1985 M.D. University of Tokyo School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1994 Ph.D. University of Tokyo School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT

  • 1985-1987 Resident, Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1987-1988 Clinical Fellow, Department of Plastic Surgery, Jichi Medical College, Tochigi, Japan
  • 1988-1989 Associate, Department of Plastic Surgery, Yamanashi Medical College, Kofu, Japan
  • 1989-1991 Associate, Department of Plastic Surgery, Saitama Medical College, Moro, Japan
  • 1991-1994 Associate, Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1994-1995 Visiting researcher, Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Michigan, MI, USA
  • 1995-1998 Associate, Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1998-present Associate Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2005-present Visiting professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, Kyorin University, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2009 (May 7) Visiting Professor of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 2009 (Nov) Visiting Professor of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at University of California Devis, CA, USA

CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE & ACTIVITIES

  • 1985 Medical Licensure, Japan.
  • 1991 Japanese Board of Plastic Surgery Certification (Japanese Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (JSPRS))(Board member number: 90-0675)
  • 1991-now Active member of IPRAS (International Federation of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery)
  • 2000-now Active member of ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
  • 2001-now International member of American Society of Plastic Surgeon (ASPS) (Certified on Nov. 6th, 2001; member ID number: 31317)
  • 2002-now Council member of JSPRS
  • 2003-now Active member of IFATS (International federation of adipose therapeutics and science)
  • 2006-now Council member of Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine
  • 2006-now Council member of Japanese Society of Men’s Health
  • 2009-now Active member of ASAPS (American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) 2009-now Council member of Japanese Society of Regenerative Medicine
  • 2010-now Active member of Plastic Surgery Research Council (USA)
  • 2011-now Active fellow of American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS) (5/1/2011-)
  • 2011-now Executive committee member and Asian liaison of Plastic Surgery Research Council (PSRC)
  • 2011-now Founding member of International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgery (ISPRES) under IPRAS
  • 2012-now International member of Regenerative Medicine Taskforce by ASPS
  • 2012-now Council member of Japanese Society of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery (JOPBS)
  • 2012-now International Committee member of Japanese Society of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery (JOPBS)
  • 2013-now Ad Hoc International Committee member of PSRC
  • 2015-now Vice President of International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgery (ISPRES)

AWARDS

  • 2010 The Professor Illouz Award 2010
  • 2011 IMCAS Award 2011
  • 2011 The Academic Award of Japanese Society of Plastic Surgery (JSPS)
  • 2012 Johnson and Johnson Focused Funding Award
  • 2013 The Academic Award of Japanese Society of Plastic Surgery (JSPS)
  • 2015 Doctor Benaprès Award (Barcelona)

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