Welcome to our web site. Our department was founded in 1903, and had seven former chair professors until 2015. I’m 8th chairman and try to stimulate translational research focus on vitreo-retinal disease, uveitis, and orbital tumor/inflammatory disease.
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Koh-Hei Sonoda, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology,Graduate School of Medical Science at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. Fukuoka, Japan
Professor Sonoda gained his MD in 1991 before completing his PhD in immunology at Kyushu University. He then took up a postdoctoral fellowship at Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, USA, before returning to Kyushu University as an Assistant Professor in 2000. He was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine from 2010 to 2015 and took up his current position at Kyushu University in 2015.
Professor Sonoda’s major research interests include the regulation of ocular inflammation, the role of innate T cells for the maintenance of ocular immune privilege, uveitis, the regulation of corneal graft rejection after corneal transplantation and the role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of AMD. He is a member of several national and international societies focusing on immunology, ophthalmology and ocular inflammation. He is the recipient of the Cora Verhargen Award (1999); the Young Investigator Award, Japanese Ophthalmological Society (2004); The 10th ROHTO AWARD (2004); The Japanese Ophthalmological Society Council Award (2007) and the Medical Research Encouragement Prize of The Japan Medical Association (2007).