2. Osaka Medical College Hospital

While providing people with safe and high-quality healthcare to meet the needs of society, we foster healthcare professionals endowed with a humanity founded on common decency.

College Hospital was established in 1930, as part of the Osaka Higher School of Medicine, the forerunner of today’s Osaka Medical College.
Serving as a general hospital for the city of Takatsuki, College Hospital currently has 29 clinical departments and 882 beds. For its advanced

medical treatment, the hospital was designated as an advanced treatment hospital in 1994, further designated as a base hospital for the community’s collaborative examination and treatment of cancer, a base hospital for the community’s collaborative examination and treatment for hepatic disorder, a Perinatal Medical Center for Mothers and Children and a local medical aid center in a time of disaster.
The Hospital has received the hospital functional evaluation in July 2015. Students at the College Hospital receive bedside training, and continue their training and research at the Hospital after graduation.

Our Philosophy

1 As a hospital which commands the highest level of trust, we strive to provide safe, personalized medical treatment by respecting, taking into account opinions of each and every one of our patients.
2 As the central hospital of the local area, it is our objective to progress and develop as a healthcare institution that can respond to the needs of everyone in society.
3 As an advanced treatment hospital, we provide high-quality advanced medical care through our constant devotion to research.
4 As a teaching hospital, we foster healthcare professionals endowed with humanity, extensive knowledge and a high level of technical expertise.


Osaka Medical College Hospital opened in 1930 as an affiliated hospital (Mishima Hospital, with 120 beds) of Osaka Higher School of Medicine (founded on April 1, 1927), and it has enjoyed an eventful 83-year history. Today the hospital has 882 beds, 29 clinical departments, and 14 central medical treatment departments.

The hospital has been designated as an advanced treatment hospital (1994), a disaster base hospital (1997), the Perinatal Medical Center for Mothers and Children in Osaka (2007), a base hospital for the community’s collaborative examination and treatment for hepatic disorder (2008), and a base hospital for the community’ s collaborative examination and treatment of cancer (2009). Our hospital functions were recognized by Japan Council for Quality Health Care in 2010 (Version 6) and it was updated to the latest 3rd G (Version 1.1). All of these make us the core institution of community healthcare in Hokusetsu. The hospital is highly convenient, located in the central district of Takatsuki and in the close vicinity of the JR and the Hankyu train stations. I realize that one of the roles of Osaka Medical College Hospital is to contribute to society and the community in addition to the three great major roles (pillars) of medical practice, education and research. When practicing medicine, we respect our patients’ opinions and strive to provide minimally invasive, safe, gentle and humane medical care, as with the highest quality and latest technology. Moreover, we strive to provide better medical care for the Hokusetsu district by building close, collaborative relationships with nearby medical institutions (hospital and hospital cooperation, hospital and clinic cooperation). In order to expand those collaborative relationships, we established the Broad-based Network Medical Center in September 2012. Subsequently, we opened the Cancer Center in June 2013, aiming to provide holistic, high-quality cancer care. We also established the Station for Home Visit Nursing and the Center for Chronic Intractable Diseases in 2015.

Now we have a six-story central operation building, which has 20 operation rooms and 16 beds in the ICU on the 2nd and the 3rd floor, Thoracic Surgery with the HCU on the 4th floor, and Gastroenterological Surgery on the 5th floor. The most advanced medical technologies are introduced constructing this new operation building, and the fact that the building has a hybrid operation room with a CT scanner and an angiography, and a room where robot operations are conducted attracted public attention. In 2021, we are planning to demolish the no.5 building and the auditorium, and build a twelve-story North Main Tower Ward that is equipped with the latest facilities.

We serve as an educational institution with numerous achievements, and provide students of the Faculties of Medicine and Nursing with opportunities for clinical practicum, initial clinical training, the acquisition of medical specialist licenses and lifelong education. In order to fulfill these tasks, we have created various organizations with unique features, including the Graduate Clinical Training Center, the Medical Career Support Center, the Medical Skills Simulation Center and the Medical Training Center, the last of which controls all the aforementioned organizations. Through these organizations we strive to develop medical-care personnels with decency and genuine humanity, so that they can be the leaders of the next generation.

Moreover, we focus on the promotion of clinical studies, by establishing the Clinical Research Center and implement several advanced medical care programs approved by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare as a core medical facility that plays a central role in Japan. From this point we will propel the construction of the new ward and thereby improve the hospital environment for inpatients.

All the staff members of the College Hospital will do their utmost to create a hospital that can provide peace of mind to patients and their families.

Clinical Departments

Clinical Departments Head
Endocrinology and Diabetology Akihisa IMAGAWA
Neurology Fumiharu KIMURA
Respiratory Medicine and Thoracic Oncology Isao GOTO
Rheumatology Shigeki MAKINO
Gastroenterology Kazuhide HIGUCHI
Hematology Toshikazu AKIOKA
Cardiology Nobukazu ISHIZAKA
Nephrology Tatsuhiko MORI
General Medicine Tomio SUZUKI
Neuropsychiatry Hiroshi YONEDA
General, Digestive, and Pediatric Surgery Keitatou TANAKA
Breast and Endocrine Surgery Mitsuhiko IWAMOTO
Thoracic Surgery Nobuharu HANAOKA
Cardiovascular Surgery ・Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Takahiro KATSUMATA
Neurosurgery・Endovascular Neurosurgery Toshihiko KUROIWA
Orthopedic Surgery Masashi NEO
Pediatrics Hiroshi TAMAI
Neonatal Care Tohru OGIHARA
Perinatal/Reproductive Medicine Yoshito TERAI
Gynecologic Oncology Masahide OHMICHI
Ophthalmology Tsunehiko IKEDA
Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Ryo KAWATA
Dermatology Shin-ichi MORIWAKI
Kidney Urological Surgery Haruhito AZUMA
Diagnostic Radiology・Therapeutic Radiology Yoshifumi NARUMI
Anesthesiology・Pain Clinic Toshiaki MINAMI
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Koichi UEDA
Rehabilitation Medicine Ryuichi SAURA
Dentistry and Oral Surgery Takaaki UENO
Emergency Medicine Akira TAKASU


Outpatient Clinics

Reception Hours 8:30 - 11:00
Closed Sundays, 2nd & 4th Saturdays, National Holidays
Year-end and New Year Holidays
(December 29 ~ January 3 )
the College Foundation Day ( June 1 )

Overview of the Clinics

Operation Days 269 days / year (2015.4.1~2016.3.31)
Outpatients (average) 2,083 / day (2015.4.1~2016.3.31)
Inpatients (average) 816 / day (2015.4.1~2016.3.31)
Beds (2016.04.01) 882