Division and Department

Department of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Laboratory Medicine

Makoto HIROKAWA, M.D. & Ph.D.

A Greeting from the Professor

Welcome to the Department of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Laboratory Medicine at Akita University Graduate School of Medicine.

The mission of our department is to contribute to the improvement of diagnosis in medicine for better outcomes through better diagnosis. We pride ourselves on diversity of individual clinical expertise and academic interest, teamwork and transparency.

We have clinical expertise in internal medicine including primary care medicine and inpatient consultation, clinical laboratory medicine and infection control. We have strong research expertise in allergy and immunology. Specific areas of academic interest include immune-mediated hematological diseases, allergic diseases, autoimmune liver disorder and chronic kidney disease.


Makoto HIROKAWA, M.D. & Ph.D.

Associate Professor:
Shigeharu UEKI, M.D. & Ph.D.

Assistant Professor:
Yuki MORITOKI, M.D. & Ph.D.

Ayumi OMOKAWA, M.D. & Ph.D.

Research Areas

  1. Pathophysiology of immune-mediated bone marrow failure syndrome
  2. Immunodeficiency in hematological diseases
  3. Biology of human eosinophils and the role for allergic disease
  4. Pathophysiology of autoimmune liver disease
  5. Clinicopathological study of chronic kidney disease
  6. Infection control and hospital epidemiology

Contact Information

Makoto HIROKAWA, M.D. & Ph.D.
1-1-1 Hondo, Akita, 010-8543, Japan
Phone: +81-18-884-6180
Fax: +81-18-884-6209
E-mail: mhirokawa@hos.akita-u.ac.jp