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The Faculty of Medicine - Tottori University Hospital

General Information

The University Hospital of the Faculty of Medicine at Tottori University has many high-level staff members and is equipped with the latest facilities. It acts as a central core hospital for the San-in district, and is trusted implicitly by the local population. There are 34 Divisions of specialized medical care, and top-class medical care is available to patients day and night, rivaling the best hospitals in the country.

The hospital has made a major contribution to regional emergency medical care through the establishment of two special facilities set up in response to strong local demand with the support of the Tottori Prefectural government and its municipalities: an Emergency Medical Center, a General Maternity and Obstetrics Center and a Cancer Center.

Moreover, in 2009, the Radiation Therapy building (in March) and Cancer Center facilities(in October) were refurbished to a state-of-the-art, highly accurate radiation therapy system well respected in Western Japan, and an advanced system for cancer treatment in the San-in region, respectively. This center aims to be a core for cancer management by supplying both cancer treatment and education for cancer experts in the San-in district.

Additionally, in March 2011 the “Brain and Mind Medical Center” comprising 4 clinical departments - Psychiatry, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Neuropediatrics - which together provide high-quality and special advanced medical treatment, and a new building of the Emergency Medical Center that became possible to receive two or more serious cases were completed.

The social responsibility of Tottori University Hospital is not simply to provide medical care but also to promote education and research. Not only does it provide undergraduate and postgraduate education to medical students as a high-level education and training organization for medical personnel, it also actively promotes activities such as specialized advanced education for medical care workers and social education on medical care and welfare to the public.

As a research organization, the hospital promotes pathological analysis of various diseases, the development of new methods of diagnosis and medical treatments, etc. and globally transmits information on these achievements.



I am honored to introduce myself as the new director of Tottori University Hospital.
Our hospital was founded in 1951 and is one of the largest medical facilities in the local area with 40 departments with 697 beds, operated by 1,800 staff members.

Our Minimally Invasive Surgery Center started its operation in 2011 and has contributed to the medical industry with a large number of successful robotic operations. We are pleased to host a great deal of medical professionals especially in urology and thoracic surgery departments for training and observation.

As much as the advanced medicine is important, we also focus on the safety and high quality of medical services. Our heliport was completed in 2014, and we are now able to provide services in wider area.

We have five elements to consider as a university hospital that are medical care, education, science research, community contribution and globalization. I believe that these elements need to be treated and developed closely together.

I will ensure to maintain our high level of medical services by providing quality education and training for all students enrolled at the university.

I also aim to enhance worker friendly environment with our ongoing work-life balance project, to maximize the benefit for our patients and the community.

Lastly and most importantly, I would like to thank you all for your dedication and ongoing support to our hospital.

Tasuku Harada
 Director of Tottori University Hospital