Prof. Takeshi Miyano is a pediatric surgeon from Tokyo, Japan. He is the former professor and head of the department of pediatric surgery, vice-director (2001) and then managing director (2002) of Juntendo University Hospital until 2006, and he recently retired as the Director of Juntendo University Nerima Hospital. He is recognized internationally for his major contributions in surgery and surgical education in pediatric surgery, pediatric urology, and minimally invasive surgery. Professor Miyano is a native of Japan and obtained his medical education and general and pediatric surgery training from Juntendo University in Tokyo. Professor Miyano’s chairman and mentor was Prof. Keijero Suruga, MD, who is one of the founders of pediatric surgery in Japan. Following his training at Juntendo University Hospital, he spent one year at the University of Liverpool, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, U.K., as a fellow in pediatric urology.
Professor Miyano’s major contributions to the surgical care of children include not only Japan, but the whole of Asia and the entire world. He initiated the field of pediatric urology in Japan and was one of the founders of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Urology. He played a similar role in introducing pediatric surgery and pediatric urology in Asia during the early development of these specialties. Professor Miyano also became interested in the application of minimally invasive surgery to children during its early development in the western world in the mid-1990s. He was a pioneer in bringing this technology to Japan and other Asian countries and is one of the founders of the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group. These accomplishments helped close the gap in pediatric surgery training and education between Asia and the western world. During Professor Miyano’s career, he trained many residents, and 13 currently are pediatric surgery division chiefs at major pediatric surgery centers in Japan.
He has been a prolific writer, with more than 310 peer-reviewed publications focused on pediatric surgical care and clinical outcomes research, and he has given many named lectures throughout the world. Professor Miyano has served as president of seven national and international pediatric surgical specialty associations.
Because of his contributions to the surgical care of children, the American College of Surgeons is pleased to recognize Professor Miyano as an Honorary Fellow.