by Hideaki Shimada
Dr. Kiyoshi Inokuchi can be considered a pioneer among Japanese surgeons with his development and modification of a number of techniques related to esophageal varices, vascular surgery, and surgical oncology.
Dr. Inokuchi played an important role in the establishment of the ISDE. He became first vice-President of ISDE in 1984, and President in 1986.
Find out more about Dr. Inokuchi's profile and research in his presidential biography.
About the Presidential Biography Series
The Presidential Biography Series is being published as part of the celebration for the 40th anniversary of the first ISDE Congress during the upcoming 2020 ISDE Congress in Toronto. We hope you find the series an informative look at the history of the ISDE over the past 40 years.
Giovanni Zaninotto and Neil Gupta
Editors in Chief, Diseases of the Esophagus (DOTE)