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Sotaro Kurata, MD

Sotaro Kurata, MD
  • ・Director, Beppu Garden-Hill Clinic Kurata Clinic
  • ・Japan Society of Clinical Hair Restoration (permanent board member)
  • ・Japanese Society for Dermatologic Surgery (executive board member)
  • ・P&G Pantene, Consultant
  • ・Aderans, Medical Adviser

【Interview Articles】
Androgenic alopecia can be treated
"How can hair be revived?"

Biography

Mar 1983 Graduated from Ehime University, School of Medicine
May 1983 Departments of Dermatology/ Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Osaka University Hospital
May 1984 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hyogo Prefectural Kobe Children's Hospital
Jun 1986 Departments of Dermatology/ Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oita Medical University
Determined androgen dependence of apocrine sweat glands in hircismus
Determined androgen dependence of sebaceous gland
Elucidated the relationship between androgen and beard growth
Performed research on hair-inducing ability in nude mice in which human outer root sheath cells and human dermal papilla cells were transplanted
Prepared and transplanted cultured epidermis in burn patient utilizing outer root sheath cells
Succeded at cultivation of hair matrix cells
Apr 1990 Gave a presentation at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Won excellent abstract award "Cultivation of human hair follicle cells". Tokyo
The 35th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Apr 1992 Gave a presentation at Symposium "Clinical application of artificial skin and novel finding". Tokyo
May 1992 Invited researcher, Primate Research Center, University of Wisconsin (United States)
Demonstrated specific absorption of minoxidil in hair follicle cells
Performed experiment on induction of hair growth by dermal papilla cells in stump-tailed macaque
Jan 1996 Instructor, Oita Medical University (Head, Department of Plastic Surgery)
Performed experiment on prolonged storage of hair follicles
Performed experiment on hair-inducing ability by dermal papilla cells in humans
Jan 1999 Established Kurata Clinic in Beppu (Departments of Plastic Surgery, Dermatology and Plastic surgery)
Jan 2000 Established Skin Appentage Institute
Jun 2001 Panel Discussion at The 7th Annual Meeting of the Asian Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons
Apr 2006 Executive board member, Japanese Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Jul 2006 Transferred to new clinic
Jul 2007 Made Beppu Garden-Hill Clinic healthcare corporation
Nov 2007 President, Japan Society of Clinical Hair Restoration
Jun 2008 Invited Speaker, the 8th Annual Meeting of the South Korean Society of Aesthetic Dermatology
「Androgen action in skin appendages」
Aug 2008 Gave a presentation at Sponsored Seminar, The 26th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Aesthetic Dermatology
"Application of autologous hair transplant and guideline for indication of AGA"
Dec 2010 Started research in Unihair
Feb 2011 President, the 29th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Apr 2011 Permanent executive board member, Japan Society of Clinical Hair Restoration
Jan 2012 Global Consulting Member, P&G Pantene Institute
Mar 2012 Medical Adviser, Aderans

Honors and Awards

Apr 6
1990
Gave presentation at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Won excellent abstract award "Cultivation of human hair follicle cells". Tokyo
1991 Exhibited at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology
Won the silver prize "Culture and differentiation of human hair matrix Cells in vitro"
Jun 2
2007
The12th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (Italy)
Won Caesar award (Milan, Italy, ISHR)

Given awards 8 times

Organizations, Committees and Activities

  • ・Japan Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • ・International Confederation of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • ・International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • ・Japanese Dermatological Association
  • ・Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • ・Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • ・Japan Society of Clinical Hair Restoration (permanent executive board member)
  • ・Japanese Society of Aesthetic Dermatology
  • ・Japanese Society for Dermatologic Surgery (executive board member)
  • ・Japanese Society for Perspiration Research
  • ・Japanese Society for Integrative Medicine Japanese Skin Cancer Society
  • ・Japanese Society for Dermatologic Surgery (executive board member)
  • ・Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (board-certified specialist), etc.
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