Hiroaki Osada, MD, PhD

Professor Emeritus
St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki, Japan
Vice Chair of the World Association for Bronchology
Consultant Chest Surgeon, Sho-nan Chu-oh Hospital, Fujisawa, Japan
Tel/Fax: +81-466-36-8151
Email: h.osada {AT] swg [DOT]  org

Dr. Hiroaki Osada graduated from Tokyo University in 1967. He has been acting as a professor of Chest Surgery at St. Marianna University since 1992. In 2008 Dr. Osada retired from the University and received a degree of Professor Emeritus. Dr. Osada is extending his career as a consultant chest surgeon at Sho-nan Chu-oh Hospital at Fujisawa Japan where he continues his work in thoracic surgery.

Professor Osada’s training included 3 years as a surgical intern/resident at the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and time as a clinical fellow in thoracic surgery at St. Francis Hospital in Long Island. He devoted an additional year of research as a Fellow of Dr. JD Cooper at the University of Toronto, back in the 1970s. Dr. Osada has had a great interest in ECMO research for ARDS, platelet preservation during extracorporeal circulation, and development of an artificial trachea, in addition to his work in the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of lung cancer. He has actively been performing diagnostic, therapeutic as well as interventional bronchoscopy for many years in addition to his service at chest surgery.

Dr. Osada is currently serving as Vice-Chair of the World Association for Bronchology, having served as the treasurer of the same association for two terms. His career also includes service as president of the Japanese Association for Chest Surgery as well as of the Japanese Society for Respiratory Endoscopy and Vice Chair of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery.

Selected bibliography

  1. H.Osada et al: Microbubble elimination during priming improves biocompatibility of membrane oxygenator. Am. J. Physiol. 234(5): H646-H652, 1978.
  2. H.Osada et al: Bronchial artery aneurysm. Ann Thorac Surg 41:440-442, 1986.
  3. H.Osada, K. Kojima: Experimental tracheal reconstruction with a rotated right stem bronchus. Ann Thorac Surg 2000; 70:1886-90.
  4. H.Tsukada, H. Osada: Experimental study of a new tracheal prosthesis: Pored Dacron tube. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:877-84, 2004.
  5. H.Osada: Artificial trachea (Review article). J Bronchol 2006; 13:39-43.
  6. R. Tagaya, N. Kurimoto, H. Osada, and A. Kobayashi: Automatic objective diagnosis of lymph nodal disease by B-mode images from convex-type echobronchoscopy. Chest 133: 137-142, 2008.