Community and Family Medicine

Our definition of “Community Medicine” is to provide medical care that meets the needs of each region. A few believe that the definition of community medicine refers to “Rural Medicine”, however community medicine exists everywhere including suburban areas such as Yamanashi, metropolitan areas such as Tokyo, stretching from Okinawa to Hokkaido. It is also believed by some that community medicine equals “Family Medicine”. We believe that rural medicine and family medicine are merely a part of community medicine, requiring flexible and adaptable medical services.
Many doctors engaged in community medicine, fail to recognize and understand the characteristics of their region. Our focus is to investigate, study and support these regions in order to improve services provided.


Name Title・Positions Main Research Focus
Wataru SATO Professor Regional Medical Sciences   Medical Information Management
Hospital Management    (Inherited metabolic disorders, General pediatrics)
Norikazu HARII Associate Professor Regional Medical Sciences  Internal Medicine (Endocrinology & Metabolism, General Internal Medicine)
Emergency and Intensive Care
Junichi TAKAMINO Assistant Professor Emergency & Critical Care Medicine
Masashi YOSHIZAWA Assistant Professor Pediatrics



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