Dr. Takeshi Shimazu obtained an M.D in 1980 from the School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. He had postgraduate clinical training at the Department of Traumatology and Acute Critical Medicine, Osaka University Hospital and the Department of Surgery at the Saiseikai Kanagawaken Hospital, Yokohama, Japan. He was involved in basic research at the US Army Institute of Surgical Research (USA-ISR) as a staff researcher from 1984 to 1987 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. In 1985 he obtained his board certification from the Japanese Society for Acute Medicine (JAAM). He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan in 1989. From 1990 to 2008 he continued his clinical, educational and research activities at the Department of Traumatology and Acute Critical Medicine, Osaka University School of Medicine as the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and then as the Clinical Professor. In 2008 he became the Professor of the Department of ER Medicine, Kindai University, Osaka, Japan. He has been the Chairman and the Professor of the Department of Traumatology and Acute Critical Medicine, the Graduate School of Medicne, Osaka University and the Director of the Trauma and Acute Critical Care Center of the Osaka University Hospital since 2010.
Dr. Shimazu is the current President of the Asian Society for Emergency Medicine (ASEM) from 2013, and is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine (JAAM) and the Chairman of the International Liaison Committee and the Committee on ER-style Emergency Medicine of the JAAM. He also serves for several professional societies such as the Japanese Society of Clinical Toxicology
(Chair, Board of Directors), Japan Surgical Society, Japanese Society for Burn Injuries, Japanese Association for the Surgery of Trauma, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) and the International Society of Burn Injuries (ISBI). His social activities and appointments include the Executive Director of the Japan Poison Information Center (JPIC), Committee member for the National License Examination for Paramedics of the Japan Foundation for Emergency Medicine, Committee member and Lecturer of the Nuclear Safety Research Association and the Representative of the Japan MIMMS Committee.
Physiologic response to injury
Acute respiratory failure
Chemical and Bioterrorism