Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Characteristics of physicians, their migration patterns and distance: a longitudinal study in Hiroshima, Japan

Masatoshi  Matsumoto

Prof Masatoshi Matsumoto

qualifications: MD

contribution: original concept, designed the project, statistical analysis, wrote the first draft

position: Associate professor


Masatoshi Matsumoto is the professor of rural health at Hiroshima University, Japan. He is a general practitioner who worked for some years in the least populated mountain village in rural Japan. He has taught rural health at Jichi Medical University, the Japanese medical school founded solely for producing rural doctors, for more than ten years. His academic interests are rural health policy, rural medical education, medical anthropology and rural community-based epidemiology.

Kazuo  Inoue

Prof Kazuo Inoue

qualifications: MD

contribution: original concept, supervised data collection, contributed to drafts

position: Professor


I am an alumni of Jichi Medical University and have practiced in rural areas for 13 years. In 2003, I became a faculty of Department of Public Health, Uiversity of Tokyo. In 2009, I moved to Teikyo Unversity School of Medicine as the founding professor of Department of Community Medicine. You can look at my information at Sorry for Japanese, but you can see my work in English.

Saori  Kashima

Saori Kashima

qualifications: PhD

contribution: statistical analysis, contributed to drafts

position: Assistant professor


Keisuke   Takeuchi

Keisuke Takeuchi

qualifications: MD

contribution: contributed to drafts

position: Professor

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