Dr. Mitsudomi received his medical degree from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan in 1980, and subsequently completed his residency training in Surgery at Kyushu University Hospital. Dr. Mitsudomi completed his PhD in 1986 and was a visiting fellow at the National Cancer Institute-Navy Medical Oncology Branch, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, from 1989 to 1991. After working at University of Occupational and Environmental Health (1991-1994) and Kyushu University as an associate professor (1994-1995), Dr. Mitsudomi moved to Aichi Cancer Center in 1995 where he was a Vice Director of the hospital and a Chief of the Department of Thoracic Surgery. In 2012, Dr. Mitsudomi became a Professor at the Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kinki University Faculty of Medicine, Osaka, Japan. His current research interests include surgical treatment of lung cancer and individualized treatment of lung cancer based on cancer genotypes such as EGFR mutations or ALK translocations. He has published more than 250 papers that have featured in international peer-reviewed journals. He is a recipient of Shinoi-Kawai Award from the Japan Lung Cancer Society (2001), JCA–Mauvernay Award from the Japanese Cancer Association (2005) and Mary Matthews Award from the International Association of Study of Lung Cancer (2013).