Dean & Professor, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
Yoshiki Sawa is Professor in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine. He earned a medical degree from Osaka University Faculty of Medicine in 1980 and joined the First Department of Surgery, Osaka University School of Medicine.
In 1989 he pursued further education in both the departments of cardiovascular physiology and cardiac surgery at the Max-Planck Institute in Germany. After returning to Japan, he became an assistant surgeon in the First Department of Surgery, Osaka University School of Medicine. He also served as a senior member of the medical staff and then a lecturer before he became an assistant professor in 2002. In 2006, he became Professor and Dean of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine. He became Director of the Center for Advanced Medical Engineering and Informatics of Osaka University in 2010, Vice Chair of the Medical Innovation Promotion Office, Cabinet Secretariat in 2011, and Assistant Director of Osaka University Hospital and Director of the Medical Center for Translational Research in 2012. He was appointed as a Vice Dean at Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in 2013.
In this session, top researchers who are conducting translational research and clinical trials will give updates on their endeavors to realize regenerative medicine. RIKEN’s Dr. Masayo Takahashi – who in 2014 led the world’s first transplant of iPSC-derived tissue – is to speak among other leading researchers.