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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Hiroshi Sogawa, MD, FACS, Joins Westchester Medical Center as Surgical Director of Kidney Transplantation


Anna Dolianitis
(914) 493-3147

VALHALLA, N.Y. (April 11, 2016) – Westchester Medical Center welcomes Hiroshi Sogawa, MD, FACS, as the Surgical Director of Kidney Transplantation. In his new role at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Sogawa will oversee the continuing growth of Westchester Medical Center’s kidney transplant program and help expand the liver transplant, hepatobiliary surgery, and living donor transplantation programs at the hospital.

Dr. Sogawa brings to Westchester Medical Center vast expertise in abdominal and hepatobiliary surgery, specializing in liver, intestine, multi-visceral, kidney and pancreas transplantation. He also performs minimally invasive hepatobiliary surgery (laparoscopic and robotic surgery).

Prior to joining the medical staff at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Sogawa served as Director of Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship/Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, preceded by an appointment as Assistant Professor of Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

A graduate of the Shiga University of Medical Science in Shiga, Japan, Dr. Sogawa had a residency in general surgery and gastrointestinal surgery at the Tokyo Women’s Medical University Hospital in Tokyo, Japan, and completed a residency in general surgery at the State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook. Then he completed a multi-organ transplant surgery and hepatobiliary surgery fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Sogawa also completed a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School for tolerance induction using mixed chimerism.

A native of Japan, Dr. Sogawa lives in White Plains, has two daughters and enjoys bicycling and spending time outdoors.

About Westchester Medical Center, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network
Westchester Medical Center is the premier provider of advanced medical care in New York’s Hudson Valley region. The flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, this 895-bed academic hospital located in Valhalla, New York, provides local residents with acute care services - Level I trauma and burn care, organ transplants and advanced neurovascular procedures and more - found nowhere else in the region. Westchester Medical Center is the primary referral facility for other hospitals in the Hudson Valley and serves as a lifeline for more than 3.5 million people. To learn more about Westchester Medical Center and the vital services it provides to residents of the Hudson Valley and beyond, visit http://www.westchestermedicalcenter.org/ or follow Westchester Medical Center at www.Facebook.com/WestchesterMedicalCenter or www.Twitter.com/WestchesterMed.

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,400-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, N.Y., spanning seven hospitals and several campuses and locations in the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 10,000 people, with nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals and numerous health-related centers, programs and services, today WMCHealth is the leading and pre-eminent provider of integrated health in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit www.WMCHealth.org.