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President
Katsumi Mizuno

Main Research Topics

- Sucking behavior during neonatal and infantile period
- Nutritional strategy for preterm infants
- Composition, microbiome, vitamin D, and HMO in human milk

Career History

2022.4-ISRHML ECmember
2021.4- President, The Nippon Foundation Human Milk Bank
2018.9-President, Japanese Society for Breastfeeding Research
2018.4-Council member, Japanese Pediatric Society
2018.3-Professor and Chief, Department of Pediatrics, Showa University School of Medicine,
2014.3-Professor, Showa University Koto Toyosu Hospital, Department of Pediatrics
2007.11-Active member of Society of Pediatric Research
2005.4-Associate Professor, Showa University of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
2005.1-4University of Western Australia, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
1999.4- Chiba Children’s Hospital. Division of Neonatology, Chief
1995.11Katsushika Red Cross Hospital, Department of Pediatrics (-1999.3)
1994.4Research fellow, University of Miami
Division of Neonatology, Supervisor E. Bancarali (-1995.10)
1993.4Research fellow, Harbor-UCLA medical center
Division of Neonatology, Professor. Supervisor: A. Jobe (-1994.3)
1993.4Certified pediatrician of the Japan Pediatric Society
1987.5 Medicine Doctor

Education

1992.10Doctor of Philosophy in Showa University of Medicine
1987. 3Graduate from Showa University of Medicine

Qualifications

ICD, Board Certified Pediatrician, Board Certified Neonatologist

Professional Membership

Council member, Japanese Pediatric Society; President, Japanese Society for Breastfeeding Research; Councilor, The International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML); Editorial Review Board, Journal of Human Lactation; Editorial Board, International Breastfeeding Journal

Papers

  • Yoshida Y, Azuma M, Mizuno K, Furukawa K , Nakano Y, Miyazawa T, Kuwabara H, Takaki, T, Sakue M, Hawthorne KM, Izumizaki M. Human milk-based fortifier is associated with less alteration of milk fat globule size than cow milk-based fortifier. PLoS ONE in print
  • Nagahara K, Nishibukuro T, Ogiwara Y, Mizuno K, et al. Genetic analysis of Japanese children clinically diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia. J Atheroscler Thromb. 2021 doi:10.5551/jat.2807
  • Sakurai M,Mizuno K. An attempt at building a database of children using donor human milk in Japan. pediatr Med 2021 (in print)
  • Yoshida Y, Azuma M, Mizuno K, Furukawa K, Den H, Kamiya T, Izumizaki M. Microwave heating of human milk with direct temperature monitoring. Journal of Human Lacation doi: 10.1177/08903344211047452
  • Mizuno K, Shimizu T,Ida S, Ito S, Inokuchi M, Ooura T, Okumura A, Kawai M, Kikuchi T, Sakurai M, Sugihara S, Suzuki M, Takitani K, Tanaka D, Mushiake S, Yoshiike N, Kodama H, Okada T, Tsutsumi C, Hara M, Hanawa Y, Kawakami K, Inomata K, Oguni T, Bitou Y, Uchida K, Sugiyama A. Policy statement of enteral nutrition for preterm and very low birth weight infants. Committee on Nutrition, The Child Health Consortium of Japan. Pediatr Int 2020;62:124-127
  • Ebaba A, Nakano Y, Ujiie G, Ishii Y, Shimizu T, Fujii T, Mizuno K. Birth weight standard deviation score is a significant determinant of serum urotensin-II levels at term-equivalent age in preterm infants. Am j Perinatol 2020; doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1721132. Online ahead of print
  • Oikawa K, Sakurai M, Mizuno K. Survey of a nutrition management method for very low birth weight infants: status before wide use of breast milk banks in Japan. Pediatr Int 2020;62:180-188
  • Mikawa T, Mizuno K, et al. Microwave treatment of breast milk for prevention of cytomegalovirus infection. Pediatr Int 2019;61:1227-1231
  • Mizuno K. The first 1000 days of life. Pediatr Int 2019;61:3
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