Faculty of Medicine University of Miyazaki


Our mission is dedicated to improving the health of infants, children, and adolescents through world class patient care, teaching, and research. Specialists in our department offer medical care for patients who require special management in a variety of areas, including immunology, infectious diseases, hematology, oncology, nephrology, endocrinology, neurology, and cardiology. Groundbreaking research with novel insight derived from vigilant management and profound care for each patient is ongoing.

Advanced Clinical Care & Research

  1. Immunology and Infectious Diseases
    • Diagnosis and treatment of congenital immune deficiency disease
      – Notably, more than 300 patients with Chronic Granulomatous Diseases in Japan have been registered and analyzed using molecular techniques
    • Research on innate immunity, especially on intractable infections and inflammation involving neutrophil diseases, abnormal apoptosis, and cytokine imbalance
  2. Hematology and Oncology
    • Molecular-biological diagnosis of pediatric cancer and detection of minimal residual disease
    • Peripheral blood stem cell transplantation for refractory pediatric cancer
    • Identification of causative genes in familial leukemia
    • Elucidation of molecular mechanism of metastasis in malignant childhood solid tumors
    • Functional analysis of Mfsd2 gene using knock out mice
    • Genetic analysis of mechanism of retinoic acid resistance in acute promyelocytic leukemia
  3. Nephrology
    • Histological diagnosis by kidney biopsy and treatment, including blood purification
    • Genetic analysis of congenital and hereditary nephrotic syndrome
    • Elucidation of molecular mechanisms of podocyte injury
  4. Endocrinology & Metabolism
    • Genetic analysis of endocrinological & metabolic disorders
      – Campomelic dysplasia, Glycogen storage disease type ix a, Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency, Maple syrup urine disease)
    • Enzyme replacement therapy for lysosome diseases
    • Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) in young children with type1 diabetes
    • Research on regulation of energy balance
  5. Neurology
    • Home mechanical ventilation therapy for patients with severe disability and neuromuscular disease
    • Analysis on hereditary psychomotor retardation or neuromuscular disorders
  6. Cardiology
    • Catheter interventional therapy for congenital heart disease
    • Clinical application of cardiovascular magnetic resonance scan in congenital heart disease
    • Clinical research in echocardiography of fetuses
    • Familial arrhythmia in childhood

For Students

We offer clinical and research opportunities for medical students who are interested in pediatric medicine. Although all conferences and lectures are held in Japanese, our staff members will translate them to English to the best of our abilities. The detailed program is subject to change, depending on the demands and requirements of the student.