About the Surgeon

Name: Kazuo Hirakawa, M.D., Ph.D.

Birth Date: January 8th, 1961

Educational & Professional Background:
2004 Oct- Chief: Adult Reconstruction Hip & Knee Service
Shonan-Kamakura Joint Reconstruction Center
2004 Apr - Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, Shonan-Kamakura General Hospital
2003 Apr - Chief Editor, Website メNippon Joint Reconstruction Center (NJRC)モ
2002 Chief Surgeon, Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, Hiratsuka Kyosai Hospital
Assistant professor, Yokohama City University
2002 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, Civil General Medical Center
Yokohama City University Hospital
1997 Assistant, Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, Yokohama City University Hospital
1993-1996 Research Fellow, Cleveland Center for Joint Reconstruction
Clinical Fellow, Cleveland Center for Joint Reconstruction
1994 Ph.D., Yokohama City University, School of Medicine
1987-1989 Resident, Fujisawa City Hospital
1987 M.D., Yamagata University, School of Medicine

Academic Degree: Ph.D. in Medicine

Qualified specialist in:
Japan Orthopedic Association for orthopedics and rheumatology
Japan College of Rheumatology for rheumatology

Japan Orthopedic Association
Japan College of Rheumatology
Japan Knee Society
Japan Hip Society
Japanese Society of Rheumatism and Joint Surgery
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (USA)
Orthopaedic Research Society (USA)
Society for Biomaterials (USA)
International Society for the Technology in Arthroplasty

Award: AOA-JOA Traveling Fellowship, 2001
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