Title: Oncology Professor, Clinical Chief of Breast Surgery
Company: Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Location: Buffalo, New York, United States
Kazuaki Takabe, MD, Ph.D., FACS, Oncology Professor and the Clinical Chief of Breast Surgery at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health care and higher education.
Inspired by a lifelong desire to save the lives of others, Dr. Takabe pursued an education in the field of surgery and earned a Doctor of Medicine from the Niigata University School of Medicine in 1992, and later completed his residency in the department of surgery in 1995. He followed this accomplishment with a Doctor of Philosophy from Yokohama City University in 1999. Relocating to the United States soon thereafter, he completed a residency in the department of surgery at the University of California, San Diego, in 2006 and a fellowship in surgical oncology at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008. He has since become a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and diplomate of the American Board of Surgery.
Since 2016, Dr. Takabe has fulfilled a number of roles at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, including as a professor of oncology, the clinical chief of breast surgery, and the Alfiero Foundation Endowed Chair in breast oncology. In addition, he served the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo as a professor of surgery, as well as Tokyo Medical University as a visiting professor. He commenced his career in 2008 as an assistant professor of surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University, eventually ascending to the rank of associate professor prior to being employed by Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
In recognition of his exceptional contributions to oncology and higher education, Dr. Takabe was the recipient of two Patients’ Choice Awards from MDx Medical, Inc., in 2009 and 2011. Honored as One of America’s Top Surgeons by the Consumers’ Research Council of America in 2007, he was also presented with the Yujin Memorial Young Investigator Award from the Niigata University School of Medicine in 2005. Likewise, he has also won myriad awards for poster presentations throughout his career. He remains a member of the Southern Surgical Association, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Society of Surgical Oncology.
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