The Special Clinic for Genetic Counseling and Inherited
Skin Diseases is a specialized outpatient clinic for all sorts
of hereditary skin disorders. Professor Hiroshi Shimizu is in
charge of the clinic, which is open on Wednesday
In 1990, the professor opened Japan’s first special clinic
for genetic counseling and inherited skin diseases at Keio
University Hospital, his previous workplace. He moved to
Hokkaido University in 1999 and opened a special clinic for
genetic counseling here. He’s been working here ever
Professor Shimizu has seen many patients with intractable
diseases that other hospitals and clinics in Sapporo
haven’t been able to handle, such as patients with epidermolysis
bullosa and ichthyoses, in which he specializes.
Recently, the Special Clinic for Epidermolysis Bullosa (Dr.
Fujita and Dr. Natsuga) and the Special Clinic for Ichthyosis
and Palmoplantar Keratosis (myself) have opened in the
Hokkaido University Department of Dermatology. Since
their opening, his leadership has been instrumental in making
the department a final hope for the treatment of
hereditary skin disorders.
If you encounter a difficult case of a hereditary skin disorder,
I’d be happy to investigate it at this special clinic. I
encourage the readers to make referrals.