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Department of Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplantation

On March 7, 2014, the National Center for Global Health and Medicine was accredited as a pancreatic islet isolation, freezing, and transplantation facility. We are currently accepting registrations for patients (recipients) who are candidates for treatment.

Research Topics

Clinical islet transplantation will be performed, and basic research for the development of this therapy will also be pursued.

The following projects are being undertaken.

Dr. Masayuki Shimoda, Daisuke Chujo, and Shinichi Matsumoto (advisors), who have performed clinical islet transplantation at Baylor University in the U.S. and have achieved excellent results, will lead the clinical and research activities of islet transplantation. Committee Chairman) will assume the position of Specially Appointed Assistant to the President (in charge of islet transplantation), and will support and promote clinical practice and research of islet transplantation.


The center provides these treatments, which require advanced technology.
For inquiries, contact
Masayuki Shimoda
Director, Division of Islet Cell Transplantation
phone call:03-3202-7181(representative)  inner line:2776

Main Staff

Project Leader Masayuki Shimoda
Research Advisors Shinichi Matsumoto
Takuya Awata
Research Fellows Kumiko Ajima
Tadashi Takaki
Visiting Research Fellows Daisuke Chujo
Koya Shinohara
Yzumi Yamashita
Sayaka Hirai
Project Coordinator Miyuki Tsuchida
Shoko Takahashi
Research Assistants Yuki Yokouchi
Executive Advisor to the President Takuya Awata
Research Institute
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The Research Center for Hepatitis and Immunology
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