TOP 教授挨拶




和田 淳



Welcome to the Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Okayama University. The medical school began on 1870, while our department was created on Nov 1, 1967 and 50th anniversary is coming soon on 2017. The main missions of our department are education, discovery and outstanding patient care.

The educational mission is to train future leaders in academic medicine who are knowledgeable in both basic and clinical sciences. It is supported by extraordinary faculty members, exceptional graduate school students and residents. We strongly encourage medical students and residents in all over Japan to join our residency programs and PhD courses to become the next generation of leaders in medicine. Almost half of the faculty members and students are women in our department. We further recommend both men and women get together and they very much represent the forefront of academic medicine by their co-operation. We are also welcome to receive the foreign students and researchers who are supported by Japanese Government Scholarship and JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship. In the education, Globalization in a setting of multicultural and ethnic diversity and Gender-Equality are the key words for supreme achievement reaching far beyond the walls of countries.

Our second important mission is Genesis of Translational Medicine. Our department has a proud history of research and discovery in the basic, clinical and translational sciences. Currently, talented researchers are trying to bridge the bench to bedside and evaluate the new factors which may be the biomarkers and therapeutic targets.

The third important mission is the comprehensive and innovative patient care for both common and rare diseases. In subspecialty including Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, we would like to provide outstanding patient care. The mission is made possible by the co-operation of the patients themselves and responsibilities to social supports. In clinical practice, we keep in mind Generosity and Gratitude to the patients and society.

We invite you to learn more about our outstanding programs in the Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Jun Wada, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Physician in Chief, Division of Kidney, Diabetes and Endocrine Diseases, Division of Rheumatic Diseases,
Division of Hemodialysis and Apheresis, Okayama University Hospital