Division and Department

Department of Pediatric Surgery

Hiroaki Yoshino, M.D.

A Greeting from the Professor

Pediatric surgery is one of the most rapidly growing fields in surgery. In our department, we concentrate mainly on treatment and research regarding general surgery, thoracic surgery and urological surgery in children.

Our policy of surgical therapy is to offer medical care that is kind to both body and mind. Particular emphasis is placed on appropriate treatment of the physiologic, anatomic and embryologic aspects of specific surgical problems. Recently, much progress has been made on surgery for premature babies. Such infants are often admitted to our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after delivery, and we cooperate with pediatricians in searching for the best treatments.

Our educational policy centers on providing opportunities for students and young researchers to develop the skills necessary to become specialists in pediatric surgery as a whole, and then to promote the development of specific skills for particular subspecialties as pediatric surgeons. As a rule, residents are able to enter the graduate school of medicine to obtain a doctoral degree.

We welcome students and young doctors eager to work with us for the intact survival and lifelong happiness of children.


Hospital Professor:
Hiroaki Yoshino, M.D.
Mayako Morii, M.D.

Research Areas

  1. Interorgan relationship between arginine and massive small bowel resection
  2. Development of pediatric surgical techniques
  3. Etiology of biliary atresia using lamprey

Contact Information


Phone: +81-18-884-6143
Fax: +81-18-836-0567
Mail address: hiroyosi@med.akita-u.ac.jp