My full name is Pham Minh Duc, 30 years old, Vietnamese citizen. I graduated from Ha Noi Medical University in 2015 and after these courses, I completed 3 years of residency training specialized in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Hanoi Medical University Hospital. After this time, I’ve got my career as a lecturer at the Department of Internal Medicine and gastroenterologist and hepatologist at Hanoi Medical University Hospital. The burden of hepatological diseases and their complications in South East Asia countries makes the treatment and prognosis very poor, which makes challenging issues for the physician. Understanding many obstacles when participating in the molecular and clinical hepatological and gastroenterological researches in our national situation about medical facilities, professionals, and financial supports, I choose an opportunity to have a doctoral course abroad. Department of Hepatology in Osaka City University is the best destination for me to fulfill my dream to become a “true researcher” with the help of Professor Kawada and his colleges. Thank you Professor Kawada and Dr. Thuy Le for accepting me as a member of this team, I will try my best in the future.
Greetings, everyone. My full name is Ngo Vinh Hanh. I'm 26 years old. I have graduated from Military Medical University in 2017. and my major is general practitioner.
After that, I spent 2 years working in Center for Gene and Protein research of Hanoi Medical University, specializing in Cell Culturing for Autologous Immune Enhancement Therapy.
I really appreciate the opportunity to come here and study. I'm looking forward to work under everyone's care and guidance. Thank you very much.
My name is Dong Minh Phuong from Viet Nam. I’m 25 years old. After graduated from Ha Noi Medical University in August 2017, I found my interested in base research. Because it’s develop will support for diagnosis and treatment of diseases. So that I have been studying at Department of Medical Biology and Genetics in Viet Nam. But this department and also other departments are lack of facility and eminent Professors so my mentor introduced me to Dr Thuy. Like Mr Truong, Dr Thuy interviewed me and decided to convey my CV to Professor Kawada. Luckily, he accepted me for PhD couse in Hepatology Department. Dr Thuy is very nice to help me finish my document and prepare for the exam.
Dr Hai, Professor Enomoto and Professor Tamori are my mentors in Hepatology Department. Today is my first day in the department. Hopefully, everyone will guide and help me when I work at here. I will try on best to complete the couse.
Thanh you very much!
My name is Truong Huu Hoang, I am 31 years old. I come from Vietnam.
I have been working at 108 Military Central Hospital as a clinical doctor. My major is Oncology and focus on treating cancer patients by chemotherapy.
It is well-known that Japan possess the high quality of medical treatment as well as basic researches. So I want to come to Japan to study about the mechanism, how to prevent, and treat the cancer patients.
At first, I have been in Toyama University for short-term study about gastric cancer. During the time here, I met professor Takahara and she introduced me to doctor Thuy. Doctor Thuy had interviewed me several times. Finally, she decided sending my documents to the Professor Kawada and I was accepted to apply for the PhD course which started from this April, 2018. I am really happy.
I have only 3 months experiences in basic research, so it is difficult for me at the beginning of studying here. So, I hope everyone will help me and I will try by best.
Thank you very much!
My name is Vu Ngoc Hieu. I’m 26 years old. I come from Vietnam.
I graduated from General practitioner in Hanoi Medical University in 2015. After that, I studied Microbiological residency program in Hanoi Medical University.
Thanks to professor Kawada for his acceptance, thanks to Dr. Le Thuy for her great help, and finally thanks to the co-operation between Hanoi Medical University and Hepatology department in Osaka City University, I have a chance to follow PhD course here. I am really excited in participating activities in this department.
I hope that this course will bring me useful knowledge for my career and great experience when living in Japan.
I will do my best during PhD course here. Your support are very precious for me!
Thank you all,
Vu Ngoc Hieu
My name is Dinh Viet Hoang, I come from Vietnam
I graduated from Hanoi Medical University as a general doctor in 2012, then I move to Hochiminh City and worked at Anesthesia Department of Cho Ray hospital as an anesthesiologist.
My country generally and my hospital particularly co-opperate with Japan in many fields, I admire Japanese people because of civilized, hard working, and many good attitudes they own, and that the reason why I decided come to OCU to attend the PhD course. In my point of view, studying in hepatological field is so interesting to let me try my best. ---Hope for supports from you all from now. Thank you all!
My name is NINH QUOC DAT, I come from Vietnam. I am a new PhD student. In Vietnam, I have graduated from Hanoi Medical University (HMU) in 2010. After that, I was a Paediatrician at National Hospital of Paediatric in Hanoi and I was a lecture in HMU too. Now, I am in Osaka city for my PhD course with MEXT scholarship to research liver diseases. This is the great chance for me to pursuing the higher education, the more knowledge. I am grateful to Pro. Kawada, Dr. Thuy and their colleagues for the chance. I will do my best to research seriously and effectively.
I First of all let's me introduce myself, my name is Usama Motawie Hantour.
I'm a sixth year medical student at Al-Azhar University, School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt.
Osaka City University Hospital( OCUH) have a good reputation from other international students who have been here in different specialties every year hence, I applied for Clinical Elective Program at Hepatology and Gastroenterology department for two weeks ( August 29th to September 9th ).
I hope to be more than couple of weeks for international students in the future.
I'd like to express my appreciation for Kawada sensei ( Head of Hepatology department ) who gave me this chance to be here with ambitious and very active team either in clinical or research lab.
Also, I'd like to thanks all of staff of Hepatology department especially; Tamori sensei, Enomoto sensei, Thuy sensei( one of the pioneer of basic research lab ), Kawamura sensei, Kikukawa sensei ( My tutor for case presentation ) and all of students in my group especially Tsutsumi san ( my contact person ).
I thoroughly enjoyed here at Hepatology department and I hope to visit it again one day. their help as from my first working days.
My name is Cong Minh Truong. I am 22 years old and a 4th year student of Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam. According to the student exchange program, I study at Department of Hepatology, Osaka City University from June 27th 2016 to July 8th 2016. My lecturers are Dr. Uchida and Dr.Yukawa.
I hope that I can improve my knowledge about Hepatology and have experiences of studying in the scientific environment.
I would like to thank for all supports from every doctor in this Department from now on.
Osaka, June 29th 2016 their help as from my first working days.
My name is Yoshua Collins-Sawaragi. I am currently a final year medical student at St. George’s, University of London.
I will be with the liver, biliary and pancreatic medicine team for four weeks. I am grateful that Professor Kawada has kindly accepted me to attend and given me this opportunity. This will be my final attachment during university. I am sure that this will become an important experience.
My interest is playing chess. I used to be a chess captain during my high school years and I have set up the chess club at my university. However, I am also learning how to play bridge!
I love eating Japanese food and especially tuna (akami maguro) and kushikatsu.
コリンズーさわらぎ ヨシュアと申します。St. George’s, University of London の最終学年です。
I am Tuong Thi Van Thuy. I come from Vietnam. Thanks to the helps from Prof. Kawada and Dr.Le, I have applied the Monbusho Scholarship and received it in 2012. So I have been in Japan since October 2012 and started PhD course since April 2013.
Since I was a student at Hanoi Medical University, I have been interested in becoming an internal doctor, specially a hepatologist. In Vietnam, the rate of the patients with chronic liver disease is very high, such as viral hepatitis B, cirrhosis or cancer liver, etc. Unfortunately, the diseases are often detected at late stage, made the patients lost working ability. In addition, the fee to treat the diseases is really burden for them.
When I knew that I would have a chance to study at Prof. Kawada’s laboratory, one of the top researching liver diseases in Japan, I was very glad.
It has been only 6 months since I started to study at the laboratory, I understood that studying PhD course here is really a big chance for me to learn all advanced method at the professional researching environment. I have been approaching to the new knowledge and technique that I had just known on theory without practice before. Moreover, in the laboratory I am very lucky when working with talent and enthusiastic researchers. They not only instruct me carefully in experiments but also show me serious attitude and passionate for science. I hope the PhD course at Osaka City University will help me have fully skills to become a physician - researcher. I will try my best.
Thank you very much Prof. Kawada and his colleagues for all their help as from my first working days.
I am Le Thi Thanh Thuy from Vietnam. I have been in Japan since October 2002. I have PhD degree awarded in March 2007, at the Department of Radiation Biology and Medical Genetics, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University. I had worked there as a specially researcher until January 2008.
I have been interested in liver diseases such as viral hepatitis, cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma, etc, since I was a student at Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam. In Vietnam, hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a serious health problem with the number of chronic HBV infection increased from 6,4 million cases in 1990 to around 8,4 million cases in 2005 (more than 10% in population). This is an expanding burden of liver disease which Vietnam, a poor country, has to cope with.
It has been only 3 months since I began to work at this department (from January, 2009) but I realized an active and professional working environment here. All clinical records, patients’ information, diagnosis, and analysis of imaging results such as CT scan, MRI, angiography, etc, are carried out with computer-aid. It is still a wish for our Vietnamese doctors. Working here is my big chance to learn all advanced method of diagnosis as well as treatment in liver diseases such as laparoscopy treatment, radiofrequency ablation therapy, ultrasonic technology, the technology of liver biopsy under ultrasound guidance, percutaneous ethanol injection therapy, clinical skills, etc. Moreover, in the laboratory of this department there are new and “hot” researches carrying out here. Those are B, C virus dynamics and genomic analysis; liver cancer and viral DNA integrated human genes; global analysis of protein gene-related liver fibrosis; development of gene therapy for liver fibrosis using adenovirus; analysis of the clinical condition for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, etc.
I hope I can archive some important results in research field and also in clinical skills while I am working here.
I will do my best!
Thank you very much Prof. Kawada and his colleagues for all their help as from my first working days.
センターは、主にウイルス性肝炎、妊娠肝、重症肝炎、肝硬変、腸チフス、流行性出血熱（EHF）、流行性脳膜炎、化膿性脳膜炎、エイズ、破傷風、狂犬病、性病、肺結核及び新型肺炎（SARS）などのいろいろな伝染病の治療を目的としています。センターには3D-US、螺旋CT、1.5T MRI、DSA、DR及び標準実験動物センター、P3実験室などの施設があります。さらにHospital Information System（HIS）とpicture archiving and communication systems（PACS）もあります。