School of Medicine - Clinical MedicineInfectious Diseases




The Department of Infectious Diseases was established in March 2010, by the first chair, Dr. Yoshitsugu Iinuma. Examination and treatment of severe and complicated infectious diseases (ID) cases, education of medical students and residents, and clinical and basic research of ID are our important missions. Additionally, we are supporting infection control and prevention as core members of the Infection Control Team in our hospital, and playing a key role in the regional surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and in the infection control network in the Hokuriku district. We are aiming to provide new evidence of ID and train the next generation of doctors who will form the core team of ID specialists in the Hokuriku district. We hope that anyone who has interest in ID will join our department.

Contact Information

TEL: 076-218-8452 / FAX: 076-218-8453 / Email:


Professor and Chair

  • IINUMA Yoshitsugu 感染症学飯沼

Associate Professor

  • KAWAI Yasuhiro

Assistant Professor

  • USUDA Daisuke

Research Achievements

Research Activities

  • Ito Y, Nagao M, Iinuma Y, Matsumura Y, Yamamoto M, Takakura S, Igawa J, Yamanaka H, Hashimoto A, Hirai T, Niimi A, Ichiyama S, Mishima M.:Risk factors for nosocomial tuberculosis transmission among health care workers. Am J Infect Control. In press, 2016
  • Suzuki M, Yamada K, Aoki M, Hosoba E, Matsumoto M, Baba H, Iinuma Y.:Applying a PCR-based open-reading frame typing method for easy genotyping and molecular epidemiological analysis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. J Appl Microbiol. 120(2):487-97, 2016
  • Usuda D, Sangen R, Hashimoto Y, Muranaka E, Iinuma Y, Kanda T. : Validation of a B-type natriuretic peptide as a prognostic marker in pneumonia patients: a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 6(2):e010440, 2016
  • Yamamoto M, Takakura S, Iinuma Y, Hotta G, Matsumura Y, Matsushima A, Nagao M, Ogawa K, Fujimoto Y, Mori A, Ogura Y, Kaido T, Uemoto S, Ichiyama S. Changes in Surgical Site Infections after Living Donor Liver Transplantation. PLoS One. 10(8):e0136559, 2015
  • Matsumura Y, Ito Y, Yamamoto M, Matsushima A, Nagao M, Takakura S, Iinuma Y, Ichiyama S. Pneumocystis polymerase chain reaction and blood (1→3)-β-D-glucan assays to predict survival with suspected Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia. J Infect Chemother. 20(2):109-14, 2014