Dr．Yutaka Tsutsumi was born on September 9, 1951 in Yokohama, Japan,
and has three daughters. He graduated from Keio University School of Medicine,
Tokyo, and obtained national medical license in 1976. He continued to
study as a pathologist in the Postgraduate School of Keio University.
In 1982, he received a diploma of the Doctor of Medical Science in the
field of malignant lymphoma.
In 1980, Dr. Tsutsumi moved to the Department of Pathology, Tokai University
School of Medicine, Isehara, Kanagawa, as a lecturer. He stepped up to
the Assistant Professor in 1986 and to the Associate Professor in 1992.
From 1995, he played a manager of the Division of Diagnostic Pathology,
Tokai University Hospital, Isehara. In 2001, he became a professor of
Department of Pathology, Fujita Health University School of Medicine,
Toyoake, Aichi. He is the certified pathologist of the Japanese Society
of Pathology, the certified cytologist of the Japanese Society of Clinical
Cytology, and the infection control doctor certified by the Japanese Society
for Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Tsutsumi has academic memberships of the Japanese Society of Pathology,
the Japanese Division of the International Academy of Pathologists, the
Japanese Society of Clinical Cytology, the Japanese Society of Histochemistry
and Cytochemistry, the Japanese Association of Pathological Technology,
the Japanese Cancer Association, the Japanese Endocrine Society, the Japanese
Society of Gastroenterology, the Japanese Society of Gastric Cancer, the
Japanese Society for Infectious Diseases, the Japanese Society for Clinical
Microbiology, the Japanese Society of Medical Education, the Study Group
for Medical Safety, etc. He is the editorial member of Pathology International,
Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica, J. of Gastroenterology, Gastric Cancer,
Biomedical Research, Applied Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Morphology,
Jpn. J. of Clinical Oncology, Igaku-no-Ayumi (J. Clin. Exp. Med.), Byori-to-Rinsho
(Pathol. Clin. Med.), Infection Control, etc.
Dr. Tsutsumi's specialty fields include diagnostic histo- and cytopathology
(particularly the application of immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization
method), gastrointestinal pathology, endocrine pathology, and infectious
disease pathology. He has deeply been involved in the new approaches to
medical education in Tokai and Fujita Health Universities. He extended
his activity to proposing how to protect patients and hospital employees
from hospital/occupation-acquired infections, and how to dispose, reduce
or reuse the medical wastes, including organic solvents and fixatives,
antiseptics and human tissues. He always seeks the best diagnosis and
thus the appropriate therapy for patients.
Dr. Tsutsumi has published about 200 English-written papers and more
than 500 Japanese-written papers. He has contributed as the author of
textbooks to the fields of diagnostic pathology, techniques in pathology,
biosafety procedures, infectious disease pathology and medical education.
Dr. Tsutsumi enjoys writing medical essays and also playing oboe with
the students' orchestra of Fujita Health University.