Takao Itoi, MD, PhD, FASGE, FACG

Dr. Takao Itoi is presently Professor and Chair of Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Tokyo Medical University at Tokyo, Japan. In addition, he is also visiting-professor at the Keio University and Tokyo Medical Dental University.

He graduated from Tokyo Medical University in 1991 and had worked in Tokyo Medical University Hospital as a gastroenterologist. His major is diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy in particular in pancreatobiliary diseases by means of EUS and ERCP including balloon enteroscopy-assisted ERCP. Until now, he has outstanding endoscopic skill and has published more than 470 peer-reviewed papers in high impact factor journals on the novel and special techniques and outcome.