Manabu Yamamoto, MD PhD, Director and Chairman, Adachi Kyosai Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Yamamoto started his endoscopic career during the surgical internship in 1985. He did more than 500 procedures per year using flexible endoscopy including UGI, colonoscopy, ERCP, EST, polypectomy, hemostasis and EIS/EVL other than the surgeries. During his fellowship at University of Colorado (1990-1992), he worked closely with Professor Greg Van Stiegmann who pioneered laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This has greatly influenced the future direction of his carrier. Now, he is one of the leading endoscopic surgeon for both Japanese and American societies.
He also is well known as a director and chief singer of Japanese comedy touch singing/dancing surgeons group called "SAGES Far East" and acts at many meetings in the World. Dr Yamamoto is Board member of Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery as well as the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)