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Department of Pathological Diagnosis


We make pathological diagnosis for more than 20,000 cases per year including 12,000 histological diagnosis and 8,000 cytological diagnosis in our university hospital. More than 20 cases are autopsied per year. In our staffs, pathologists with expertise in the fields of thyroid gland, urinary tract, skin and haemotolymphoid tissue are included. Also, we have studied both clinical and basic researches for human diseases based on these pathological materials in Department of Human Pathology, Wakayama Medical University.

Professor & Chairman Shin-ichi Murata, MD, Ph.D.
Senior Assistant Professor
(Department Vice Chair)
Fumiyoshi Kojima, MD, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Masakazu Fujimoto, MD, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Kenji Warigawa, MD.
Assistant Professor Ibu Matsuzaki, MPAS.
Visiting Pathologist 
and Researcher
Iwahashi Yoshifumi, MD. (Naga Hospital)
Visiting Pathologist 
for Special Field
Hiroko Akamatsu, MD.
Visiting Pathologist 
for Special Field
Rieko Kodama, MD, Ph.D. (Kainan Iryou Center)
Visiting Pathologist 
for Special Field
Shigeo Hara, MD., Ph.D. (Kobe University)
Secretary Saeka Ikoma
Professor & Chairman; Shin-ichi Murata, MD, Ph.D.
Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Wakayama Medical University Hospital
811-1 Kimiidera, Wakayama 641-8509, Japan
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