Message from the Directors of the Department
The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, and Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology cover all kinds of diseases and disorders that occur in fetuses, neonates, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. We provide highly advanced medical treatment to pediatric patients and their families mainly in Chugoku and Shikoku districts. Specifically, the Division of Pediatric Cardiology makes diagnoses and provides treatments mainly to patients with severe congenital heart diseases, refractory heart failure, and arrhythmia. The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology provides excellent care to patients with blood diseases and solid tumors of various kinds.
Department of Pediatrics,
Pediatric Hematology and OncologyHirokazu Tsukahara
Scope of Target Diseases
About 30 members consisting of faculty staff members work together on specialized treatments in the following fields: acute encephalopathy and encephalitis, severe infectious diseases, congenital heart diseases, heart failure, arrhythmia, Kawasaki disease, leukemia, lymphoma, solid tumors, coagulation disorders, connective tissue diseases, allergies, endocrine and metabolic diseases, bone and skeletal disorders, kidney and urinary tract diseases, gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases, neonatal and premature care, genetic disorders, psychosomatic reactions, autistic disorders, learning difficulties, and so forth.
Features and Description of Medical Care
Okayama University Hospital is the central hospital for sick children in the Chugoku and Shikoku districts. Okayama University Hospital collaborates with about 20 related hospitals (core hospitals in different regions), especially in the Chugoku and Shikoku districts, to provide the most appropriate medical network to individual patients. Board-certified medical specialists and supervisors in almost all fields of pediatric medicine are engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The pediatric wards are equipped with nursing facilities and hospital schools (elementary and junior high schools), responding to children who are hospitalized for a long time. We offer the latest and most advanced pediatric health care safely and with a feeling of high security. We seek to inform patients and their families of what care we are providing and have them understand it to their satisfaction.
Many patients visit our outpatient clinics not only from the Chugoku and Shikoku districts but from the Kinki, Kyushu, and Kanto districts. Our outpatient clinics are open from morning to evening every weekday (from Monday through Friday). The Department and Divisions in Medical Center for Children are future-oriented. They wish to protect smiles in small patients who need special care and continuing support.