Kobe International Frontier Medical Centre (KIFMEC), which is located near Osaka, Japan, is part of Kobe’s medical industrial city project where specialized hospitals collaborate with Kobe Medical Centre General Hospital to form a comprehensive medical cluster to offer world-class medical and healthcare services. Launched in November 2014, KIFMEC is a highly anticipated medical centre in Asia that is set to provide advanced medical services for patients with gastroenterology and hepato-pancreato-biliary diseases. KIFMEC’s goal is to establish and promote world-class medical treatments, advanced technologies and evidence-based services.
Dr. Koichi Tanaka, is a world-leader in living-donor liver transplant, a procedure he pioneered that eventually became the global standard for the treatment of terminal liver disease. He first performed the procedure at Kyoto University Hospital in 1990. To date, he has performed more than 2,000 cases with 80% success rate. Dr. Koichi Tanaka is the Chairman of the Board of Kobe International Frontier Medical Centre in Japan. He has over 49 years of experience and is renowned as the world leader in living-donor liver transplantation. He is also experienced in living-donor small intestine transplants.