School of Medicine - Clinical MedicineObstetrics and Gynecology




The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Kanazawa Medical University was established in 1972 by Dr. Soryu Kuwabara, the first Professor and Chairman of the Department. The Professor and Chairman of the Department was succeeded by Dr. Satoru Makinoda in 1997. In Perinatology, we focus on prenatal diagnosis in cooperation with the department of Pediatric surgery and NICU, and have made achievements in fetal lung maturity diagnosis using MRI, etc. In Gynecological Oncology, advanced medical procedures such as intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and PET-CT etc. are actively innovated in cooperation with the Department of Radiology. In Reproductive Medicine, we developed a new treatment of luteinizing unruptured follicle (LUF).

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Professor and Chair

  • SASAGAWA Toshiyuki


  • MAKINODA Satoru

Senior Assistant Professor

  • WASEDA Tomoo
  • OKA Yasuko
  • TAKAGI Hiroaki
  • TOMIZAWA Hideki
  • FUJITA Satoko
  • WATANABE Yukio
  • KANEKO Toshiro
  • FUJII Ryota

Assistant Professor

  • NEYATANI Natsuko
  • YAMAGUCHI Naotaka
  • SHIBATA Takeo
  • SAKAMOTO Jinichi
  • OSAKA Yasuhiro

Research Achievements

Research Activities

  • Novel polymerase chain reaction method for detecting cutaneous human papillomavirus DNA. Sasagawa T, Mitsuishi T. J Med Virol. 2012 Jan;84(1):138-44
  • High prevalence of intermediate-risk human papillomavirus infection in uterine cervices of Kenyan women infected with human immunodeficiency virus. Rahman M, Sasagawa T, Yamada R, Kingoro A, Ichimura H, Makinoda S. J Med Virol. 2011 Nov;83(11):1988-96
  • Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in the mechanism of human ovulation and its clinical usefulness. Makinoda S, Hirosaki N, Waseda T, Tomizawa H, Fujii R. Curr Med Chem. 2008;15(6):604-13
  • Hemodynamic analysis of cephalothoracopagus by the color doppler method. A comparison to normal fetuses via a longitudinal study. Iura T, Makinoda S, Sasakura C, Hirosaki N, Inoue H, Waseda T, Watanabe Y. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2006;21(1):61-4
  • Hemodynamics of the renal artery and descending aorta in fetuses with renal disease using color Doppler ultrasound--longitudinal comparison to normal fetuses. Iura T, Makinoda S, Tomizawa H, Watanabe Y, Waseda T, Inoue H, Neyatani N. J Perinat Med. 2005;33(3):226-31

External Research Funding

  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research of Japanese Ministry of Education of Science, Scientific Research (C) in 2011, The effectiveness of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) to ovulation disorders, especially, luteinized unruptured follicle (LUF). Satoru Makinoda
  • Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research of Japanese Ministry of Education of Science, Scientific Research (C) in 2005, To elucidate the action of cytokines, such as granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) etc., to the ovarian function, aiming at the clinical application. Satoru Makinoda