School of Medicine - Clinical MedicineNephrology



20190427 腎内集合写真(医局)

The Department of Nephrology was established in April, 1974. We have been providing treatment, research and student education since then. We manage the Blood Purification Center, and treat out- and inpatients and do research on end stage renal failure and other various kinds of renal diseases. In collaboration with the Department of Urology, we are specialists in kidney transplantation. In 1975, we performed the first living kidney transplantation in Ishikawa. We have successfully performed 255 living and 65 cadaveric kidney transplantations since then, and we have done 2,502 renal biopsies (as of June 30, 2020). Our research is based on the areas of our expertise and we have been doing both clinicopathological and clinicoepidemiological research as well as basic research related to these areas.
In student education, we have been teaching various skills from the basics of medical terminology to actual problem solving skills through unit lectures, BSL (Bed Side Learning), CCS (Clinical Clerkship), and PBL (Problem-Based Learning). We aim to be an attractive department for students, residents and researchers.

Contact Information

TEL: 076-286-2211(Ext.3403) +81-76-286-2211 / FAX: 076-286-2786 +81-76-286-2786 / Email:


Professor and Chair

  • YOKOYAMA Hitoshi 40横山先生2


  • FURUICHI Kengo
  • SAITO Atsushi

Associate Professor

  • ADACHI Hiroki
  • FUJIMOTO Keiji

Senior Assistant Professor

  • HAYASHI Norifumi
  • MUKAI Kiyotaka
  • OKINO Kazuaki

Assistant Professor

  • OKUSHI Yuki
  • OKADA Keiichiro
  • NOMURA Kanae
  • MATSUURA Toshikazu
  • MIYATAKE Nobuhiko
  • YAMAZAKI Keita

Research Achievements

Research Activities

  • Hiroki Adachi, Keiji Fujimoto, Ai Fujii, Keita Yamasaki, Keiichiro Okada,Toshikazu Matsuura, Kazuaki Okino, Kengo Furuichi & Hitoshi Yokoyama : Long-term retrospective observation study to evaluate effects of adiponectin on skeletal muscle in renal transplant recipients: Scientific Reports vol10  Article number: 10723 2020
  • Keiichiro Okada, Kanae Nomura-Nakayama, Yuki Okushi, Kazuaki Okino, Kiyotaka Mukai, Norifumi Hayashi, Keiji Fujimoto, Hiroki Adachi, Hitoshi Yokoyama :Changes in Double-Strand DNA Breaks Predict Delayed Graft Function (DGF) in Japanese Renal Allograft Recipients , Clinical and Experimental Nephrology, 24:96-104, 2020
  • N.Hayashi, K.Okada, Y.Matsui, K.Fujimoto, H.Adachi, H.Yamaya, M.Matsushita, H.Yokoyama :Glomerular mannose-binding lectin deposition in intrinsic antigen-related membranous nephropathy, , NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, 33:832-840, 2018
  • Yokoyama H, Sugiyama H, Narita I, Saito T, Yamagata K, Nishio S, Fujimoto S, Mori N, Yuzawa Y, Okuda S, Maruyama S, Sato H, Ueda Y, Makino H, Matsuo S: Outcomes of primary nephrotic syndrome in elderly Japanese: retrospective analysis of the Japan Renal Biopsy Registry (J-RBR). Clin Exp Nephrol, 19(3): 496-505, 2015.
  • Fujimoto K, Imura J, Atsumi H, Matsui Y, Adachi H, Okuyama H, Yamaya H, Yokoyama H : Clinical significance of serum and urinary soluble urokinase receptor (suPAR) in primary nephrotic syndrome and MPO-ANCA-associated glomerulonephritis in Japanese. Clin. Exp. Nephrol. 19: 804-814,2015