Dr. Masaaki Ito MD, PhD, Head, Department of Colorectal Surgery, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa Chiba, Japan Colorectal Surgery
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Dr. Masaaki Ito is the head of the Department of Colorectal Surgery, Division of Surgical Technology as well as the head of the Medical Device Project Management Office at the Next Medical Device Innovation Center of the National Cancer Center Hospital East in Chiba, Japan. He received his MD from the Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University in 1993 and his PhD from Chiba University in 2001. He is widely recognized as one of the foremost surgeons who is highly skilled in intersphincteric resection for rectal cancer. He is currently also engaged in the development of innovative surgical instruments and operative procedures with notable surgeons and engineering technologists all over the world.