Prof Kentaro Sugano
Kentaro Sugano is a professor emeritus at Jichi Medical University since 2014. He served the president of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology (JSGE) from 2009 to 2014. At present, he is the president of the Organization of Japanese Digestive Disease Week (JDDW) which is the organization of four major societies, JSGE, JSDE, JSH and JSDS to hold the JDDW meeting in autumn, one of the largest academic meetings in Japan. He is also serving as the President of the Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE) since 2014. In the World Gastroenterology Organization, he is a councilor representing APAGE. He is also a member of International Committee of American Gastroenterology Association (AGA).
His major research interest is gastric cancer and Helicobacter pylori. He has been serving as an editorial board member in a number of international journals such as Gut, Digestive Diseases, Journal of Gastroenterology, Gastric Cancer, Regulatory peptides, Digestion, Journal of Digestive Diseases and will join the editorial board of Gastroenterology as an international consultant from June, 2016. He has published more than 300 peer reviewed articles in English and wrote chapters in 4 monographs published in English. He was awarded Boas Medal from German Society of Gastroenterology, Marshall and Warren Award from JGHE/APAGE. He is an honorary member of Hong Kong Society of Gastroenterology.