The Saitama Medical University Center of Clinical Infectious Disease and Research is composed of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control Department Laboratory Medicine and Microbiology at three hospitals (university hospital, general medical center, and international medical center) included in Saitama Medical University. The aim is to promote translational research with clinical and basic research, and to disseminate evidence related infectious diseases.
We hold a conference once a month at the Clinical Infectious Diseases Center to examine intractable and educational cases. We are also conducting basic research to elucidate the pathological mechanism of infectious diseases and develop microbiological test and pathogen diagnostic test. We are also recruiting clinical residents, short-term clinical trainees, and graduate students and research support is possible between the three hospitals.
Professor Shigefumi Maesaki (Group Leader)
Saitama Medical University established the Department of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control in 2002, and has been practicing treatment , education and research of infectious disease. Subsequently, the Department of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control was established at the International Medical Center in 2007, the General Medical Center in 2014, and the Department of General Medicine / Infectious Diseases at the General Medical Center in 2017. The infectious disease specialist and mentor are well-organized.
In addition, Saitama Medical University has a total number of beds of less than 3,000 in all three hospitals, making it the largest medical institution in Japan. It is a lot of educational cases for doctors who are infectious disease specialists and a resource for basic research using various clinical specimens.
In 2015, Center of Clinical Infectious Disease and Research was established as an organization that can more effectively practice such pre- and post-graduate education and research for infectious disease specialists.
In the future, we will recruit and nurture human resources from inside and outside the university, and aim to make a significant contribution not only to Saitama Medical University, but also to the treatment of infectious diseases in Japan.