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Project ENGINE

Suite 0912, Center of Medical Innovation
and Translational Research,
2-2, Yamadaoka, Suita,
Osaka 565-0871, Japan
Phone:+81-6-6210-8420
Fax:+81-6-6210-8424
E-mail:
project_engine@me.com

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Project ENGINE
Driven by our pride...

To develop truly efficient medical devices, high level and diverse manufacturing skill is necessary along with the knowledge and information from medical doctors. To convert our ideas/concepts into a commercial reality, we also need to cooperate with industries with mature know-how.

In 2008, we formed an industry-academia consortium called “project ENGINE” (Endeavor for Next Generation of INterventional Endoscopy), to develop innovative instruments for cutting edge endoscopic diagnosis and treatment. The consortium was designed as an “open innovation” type R&D platform. We stared with 6 industries at its very beginning, and now we have 20 industries and over 50 medical doctors worldwide to collaborate with.

ENGINE is driven by our pride!

Kiyokazu Nakajima, MD, FACS
Professor and Principal Investigator

Department of Next Generation Endoscopic Intervention
Department of Surgery
Graduate School of Medicine
Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

Kiyokazu Nakajima, MD, FACS
Department of Next Generation Endoscopic Intervention
Department of Surgery
Graduate School of Medicine
Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
[Education]
1992
M.D.     Osaka University Medical School, Osaka, Japan
1999
Ph.D.    Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
[Post-Graduate Training]
1992 – 1993
Internship, General, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka University Hospital, Osaka, Japan
1993 – 1995
Residency, General Surgery, Nissei Hospital, Osaka, Japan
1999 – 2001
Fellowship, Pediatric/Endoscopic Surgery, Osaka University Hospital, Osaka, Japan
2001 – 2003
Postdoctoral Associate in Surgery, Department of Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA
[Working Experience]
1995
Staff Surgeon, General Surgery, Nissay Hospital, Osaka, Japan
1996
Staff Surgeon (Junior), Pediatric Surgery, Osaka University Hospital, Osaka, Japan
1999 - 2001
Staff Surgeon (Senior), Pediatric Surgery, Osaka University Hospital, Osaka, Japan
2001 - 2002
Visiting Fellow in Surgery, Department of Surgery,
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA
2002 - 2003
Postdoctoral Associate in Surgery, Department of Surgery,
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA
2002 – 2003
Instructor, Minimal Access Surgery Center, New York - Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA
2003
Assistant Attending Surgeon, Gastroenterological Surgery, Osaka University Hospital, Osaka, Japan
2004 – 2006
Attending Surgeon, General Surgery, Osaka Rosai Hospital, Osaka, Japan
2005 – 2006
Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Osaka Rosai Hospital, Osaka, Japan
2005 –
Vice-Chair, Endoscopic Surgery Training Course, Osaka University Hospital, Osaka, Japan
2005 – 2006
Visiting Lecturer, Department of Surgery Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
2006 –
Attending Surgeon, Gastroenterological Surgery, Osaka University Hospital, Osaka, Japan
2006 – 2012
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery,
Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
2010 -
Lecturer, Osaka University Medical School, Osaka, Japan
2012 -
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery,
Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
2012 -
Professor, Division of Next Generation Endoscopic Intervention
Global Center for Medical Engineering and Informatics, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
[Licensure and Board Certification]
Physician's License in Japan
Board Certified Surgeon, Japan Surgical Society
Laparoscopic Skill Certification, Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery
Certified Instructor, Japanese Board of Cancer Therapy
Certified Clinical Educator in Residency Program, Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
Board Certified Surgeon, Japan Society of Gastroenterological Surgery
Board Certified Surgical Oncologist, Japan Society of Gastroenterological Surgery
Board Certified Cancer Therapist, Japanese Board of Cancer Therapy
Board Certified Gastroenterologist, The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
Board Certified Supervisory Surgeon, Japan Surgical Society
Board Certified Supervisory Surgeon, Japan Society of Gastroenterological Surgery
[Professional Discipline]
1. Digestive surgery
2. Minimally invasive surgery
3. Functional GI diseases and GI motility
4. Inflammatory bowel diseases
5. GI stromal tumors and sarcomas
6. Next generation endoscopic intervention including NOTES
7. Development of new endoscopic instruments/devices
8. Surgical education and training
[Achievements] as of June 20, 2019
Academic publications:
First-author papers (in English)
32
First-author papers (in Japanese)
51
Textbook (in English)
7
Textbook (in Japanese)
15
Academic presentations:
First-author presentation (in English)
105
First-author presentation (in Japanese)
216
Patents:
The total number of applications:110
The number of registrations:30 (US:5, CN:5, JP:18, EPC:2)
Designs:
The number of registrations:15
Trademark:
The number of registrations:2
Grants:
10 major research grants from Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
3 research grants from Japanese Society for Promotion of Sciences
19 collaborative research grants from domestic industries/research funds
2 international grants from research funds in USA