Masatoshi Kudo, MD, PhD, studied Medicine at Kyoto University and graduated in 1978. Following this, he completed a clinical fellowship in Kobe City General Hospital followed by a research fellowship at the University of California Davis Medical Center in the USA and Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, from where he received his PhD in Medical Science in 1987. Professor Kudo is currently a Professor and Chairman at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine (since 1999) and the Executive Board Member of Kindai University.
Professor Kudo has published 1135 International scientific peer-reviewed papers in well regarded journals (Total IF=10157.144, Citations= 65,666, H-Index 119, International Collaboration Article 262) in addition to 990 domestic scientific papers. He has given 472 invited lectures in the area of his expertise on numerous occasions to international audiences. He serves as an Executive Council Board Member of the Liver Cancer Study Group of Japan (LCSGJ), Chairman of the Nationwide Survey Committee of LCSGJ, and a representative of the LCSGJ Head Office. Professor Kudo is also a Past President of the Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine (JSUM) (2014-2020), Past President of the Asia-Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Association (APPLE) (2015-2017), Past President of WFUMB (2011-2013), Past President of AFSUMB (2016-2018), an Executive Board Member of the Japan Society of Hepatology (JSH), an Executive Board member of the International Liver Cancer Association (ILCA). He is currently a Steering Committee Member, as well as Vice Chair, of the Liver Cancer Special Interest Group (SIG), AASLD. He also serves as an Editor-in-Chief of LIVER CANCER (Karger) (IF=12.430). He was named a “Highly Cited Researcher” in 2019, 2020 and 2021 consecutively by Clarivate Analytics in the field of “Clinical Medicine”.
His research interest is "Diagnosis and treatment of HCC". Professor Kudo is the first author of “Consensus based Practice Guideline of HCC Proposed by Japan Society of Hepatology” published in 2007, 2010, 2014 and 2021 revised version.