Dr. Akita is a professor and chief of department of plastic surgery, wound repair and regeneration of Fukuoka University, school of medicine since 2016.
He did his residency in plastic surgery at Nagasaki University Hospital. He received his PhD from the Graduate School of Nagasaki University specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He later did a research fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) under supervision of Shlomo Melmed MD on a cytokine expression and its regulation in vivo by using a transgenic animal model. He serves as a general secretary of World Union of Wound Healing Societies, which will be held in Yokohama, September 2-6, 2012, http://wuwhs2012.com/ and will be president of the world union of wound healing societies, for the years of 2012 to 2016. He is the president of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) from September, 2012 to September, 2016 and currently the president of the Asian Wound Care Association (AWCA). His research interests include: cytokines and stem cells in wound healing, difficult wound healing (radiation injury), regenerative tissue enhancement to HIV-drug related-wasting patients, reconstructive surgery, burn, craniofacial surgery and hemangioma/avascular malformations.
He serves as an editorial board member of renowned journals such as ePlasty, Wound Repair and Regeneration, Advances in Wound Care, WOUNDS, Advances of Wound Care, International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open and a regular reviewer in journals of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Lancet, Nature and Annals of Surgery and his review activities are 373 in total and 106 in last 12 months. Please refer to Publon at https://publons.com/dashboard/summary/.
His list of publications includes 88 peer-reviewed English original articles in web of science, 20 English overviews and 11 English-book chapters and 5 editorship of the books and his h-index is 24, kindly see at Scopus,