Professor of Urology
Director, Watanabe Memorial Choumei Research Laboratory, Kyoto, JAPAN

Speech Title: Opening speech: History of IPF

Date of birth: January 20, 1935

Education and Profession

1960  Graduated from Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai.
1965  Graduated from Tohoku University Postgraduate Course.
1967  Lecturer, Tohoku University.
1976  Professor and Chairman, Department of Urology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine.  Honorary Professor in 1998.

  • Professor and Dean, Third Department of Basic Medicine, Meiji University of Integrative Medicine (Graduate School). 

2004  Director, University Hospital, Meiji University of Integrative Medicine.  Honorary Professor in 2007.
2007  Principal, Kyoto Central Nursing School.
2013  Director, Watanabe Memorial Choumei Research Laboratory


1994-1995  President, Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine (JSUM).
1998-2001  President, Asian Federation for Ultrasound (AFSUMB).

  • President, World Federation for Ultrasound (WFUMB).

Honorary Members: Japanese Urological Association, American Urological Association.  Medical Ultrasound Societies in Japan, USA, France, Italy, Venezuela, India, Austaralasia, Poland and Chile. 


1975  Sakaguchi Prize (Japanese Urological Association). 
2004  Asahi Cancer Award (“The Asahi Simbun”, Newspaper Publisher).
2008  Special Prize of JSUM(The Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine)
2017  The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold rays with Ribbon.