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Organizing Committee

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Shigeru Hirano | IFOS Program Adivosry Chair Laryngology/Phoniatry

Professor
Department of Otolaryngology HNS, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Japan

Professor and chair, Department of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery,
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, JAPAN

Personal History
1990 Residency, Department of Otolaryngology, Kyoto University Hospital
1991 Clinical staff, Department of Otolaryngology, Tenri Hospital
1994 Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
1998 Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Kyoto University
1999 Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles
2001 Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2005- Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Kyoto University
2016- Professor and chair, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Kyoto
Prefectural University of Medicine

International activities
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, International Member
American Broncho-esophagological Association (ABEA), Active member, International committee
International Association of Phonosurgery, Advisory board
Voice Foundation, Professional member, Advisory board, Editorial board
Collegium Medicorum Theatri, Member
American Laryngological Association, Corresponding member
Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery, Executive committee

Clinical and research activities
Specialized in phonosurgery, head and neck surgery, and airway surgery. Microflap technique has been performed for maximally preserving the vocal fold function in phonomicrosurgery for benign and malignant lesions. Organ preservation treatment has been developed for advanced head and neck cancers using organ preservation surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Induction chemotherapy is one of the main works in organ preservation protocol.
The main topic of research is regenerative medicine and tissue engineering of the larynx using bioscaffold, growth factors, and stem cells. Growth factor therapy has been developed to regenerate the vocal fold in case of vocal fold scar, sulcus, and atrophy, and some of which are already clinically applied. Several awards have been given from American Laryngological Association, American Broncho-Esophagological Association, and the Voice Foundation.