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Kazuaki Takabe 

Department of Surgery

Professor of Oncology, Alfiero Foundation Chair and Clinical Chief of Breast Surgery

 

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University (2008)
  • Residency, University of California San Diego (2006)
  • Internship, University of California San Diego (2002)
  • PhD, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine (1999)
  • Residency, Niigata University Hospital (1995)
  • MD, Niigata University School of Medicine (1992)
Employment:
  • Chair and Clinical Chief of Breast Surgery, Surgery, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2016-present)
  • Visiting Professor, Tokyo Medical University School of Medicine (2016-present)
  • Visiting Professor, Yokohama City University School of Medicine (2016-present)
  • Tenured, Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University (2016-present)
  • Associate Professor, Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University (2013–2016)
  • Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University (2008–2013)
Awards and Honors:
  • First Place of G. Watson James Research Abstract Award (2016)
  • Outstanding Speaker, Cancer Biology (2015)
  • First Prize Winner of Basic Science category Cancer Paper Competition (2015)
  • Presenter at the Surgical Forum of Annual Surgical Congress (2014)
  • Scholarship for 2014 Geisel Leadership Course (2014)
  • The Best Basic Research Award (2014)
  • Second Prize Winner - Basic Science Research (2014)
  • Third Prize Winner of Poster Presentation Competition (2014)
  • First Prize Winner of Basic Science category Cancer Paper Competition (2014)
  • Second Place winner of Bigger-Lehman Award (2014)
  • James D. Popp Summer Research Fellowship (I.A. Woelfel) (2014)
  • 2013 SERLC Oral Presentation Travel Award, 48th Annual Southeastern Regional Lipid Conference (M. Nagahashi) (2013)
  • Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award, VCU Institute for Women’s Health, Women’s Health Research Day (A. Yamada) (2013)
  • Clinical Research Award, VCU Institute for Women’s Health (2013)
  • James D. Popp Summer Research Fellowship (S. DeMasi) (2013)
  • 16th Yujin Memorial Young Investigator Award (2012)
  • Winner - VCU Dep of Surgery Resident Paper Competition (B.J. Adams) (2012)
  • First Prize Winner of Basic Science category Cancer Paper Competition (2012)
  • Second Place winner of Bigger-Lehman Award (2012)
  • David M. Hume Memorial Resident Presentation (2012)
  • Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award, VCU Institute for Women’s Health, 8th Annual VCU Women’s Health Research Day (M. Nagahashi) (2012)
  • Basic Science Award, VCU Institute for Women’s Health (2012)
  • First Place - Clinical & Translational Research Category (2012)
  • Excellence in Cancer Research Award (First Place) (2011)
  • Excellence in Research Award in Targeted Therapies category (2011)
  • 2011 ICAMS/LCRD Research Retreat – Outstanding Presentation (2011)
  • 2011 ICAMS/LCRD Research Retreat – Outstanding Presentation (2011)
  • First Prize Winner - Basic Science Research (2011)
  • Winners - VCU Dep of Surgery Resident Paper Competition (2011)
  • Best Basic and Translational Research Poster (2011)
  • Spring Semester Travel Award, VCU Postdoctoral Association (2011)
  • Patients’ Choice Award (2011)
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons (2010)
  • First Prize Winner - Basic Science Research (2010)
  • Photo Contest Winner (2009)
  • First Prize - Residents Papers Competition (2009)
  • Patients’ Choice award (2009)
  • First Prize - Cancer Basic Research Paper Competition (2009)
  • Finalist Best Poster Contest at 62nd Annual Cancer Symposium (2009)
  • 2nd Prize Winner - Basic Science Research (2008)
  • One of America’s Top Surgeons (2007)
  • First Prize Winner of Resident Paper Competition (2007)
  • First Prize Winner of Resident Paper Competition (2006)
  • 9th Yujin Memorial Young Investigator Award (2005)
  • Surgical Forum Presenter (2004)
  • Surgical Forum Presenter (2003)
  • Third Prize, 342th Sankei Paper Competition “My Medical Reform” (2003)
  • Prize Winner (2003)
  • First Prize Winner (2002)
  • Who's Who in America (2002)
  • President’s Choice Poster Presentation (1999)
  • Third prize (1992)


Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:
Journal Articles:
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Abstracts:
  • Nagahashi M., Tsuchida J., Moro K., Tatsuda K., Koyama Y., Takabe K, Wakai T.. Sphingosine-1-phosphate signaling promotes metastatic niches and lung metastasis in obesity-related breast cancer.. Cancer Research. 2016; 76(4).

Professional Memberships:
  • Southern Surgical Association (2014–present)
  • Society of University Surgeons (2014–present)
  • Surgical Biology Club (2013–present)
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine (2013–present)
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons (2010–present)
  • American Society of Breast Disease (2009–present)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (2008–present)
  • Association for Academic Surgery (2008–present)
  • Medical Society of Virginia (2008–present)
  • Massey Cancer Center Cancer Cell Signaling group member (2008–present)
  • Society of Surgical Oncology (2007–present)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (2007–present)
  • Japanese Medical Society of America (2007–present)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (2007–present)
  • American Medical Association (2006–present)
  • The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (2005–present)
  • American College of Surgeons (2003–present)
  • American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (2003–present)
  • The American Board of Hospital Physicians (2003–present)
  • The Endocrine Society (1999–present)
  • International Liver Transplantation Society (1998–present)
  • International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (1998–present)
  • Japan Surgical Society (1993–present)
  • Japan Gastrointestinal Surgery Society (1993–present)
  • The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology (1993–present)
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Service Activities:
  • Articles; wjg/2013/005982, wjg/2012/033511, wjg/2012/033175, wjg/2012/032558, wjg/2012/032339, wjg/2012/032161, wjg/2012/031958, wjg/2012/031722, wjg/2011/031047, wjg/2011/031013, wjg/2011/030837, wjg/2011/030478, wjg/2011/030335, wjg/2011/029913, wjg/2011/029902, wjg/2011/029377, wjg/2011/028767, wjg/2010/028014, wjg/2010/027910, wjg/2010/027763, wjg/2010/026226, wjg/2010/025873, wjg/2010/025417, wjg/2010/024754, wjg/2010/024577, wjg/2010/024378, wjg/2010/024102, wjg/2010/023654, wjg/2009/023192, wjg/2009/02271; Editorial Board Member

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Contact Information

Surg Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Elm & Carlton St.
Buffalo, NY 14263
Phone: 716-845-5540
Fax: 716-845-5705
Email: kazuakit@buffalo.edu


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